AN APPEAL FROM A MISS FISHER INSIDER (and friend of the blog!)
Above: Photos of script coordinator Vaya Pashos taken by Essie Davis on the set of MFMM 2.13, ‘Unnatural Habits’. Did you spot Vaya as an extra in tonight’s ep?
My name is Vaya and I was the Script Coordinator and Trainee Script Editor on Series 2 of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and I’m writing this because Phryne needs you! The future of Series 3 depends on the support of two bodies: the ABC, and the audience. The ABC needs to feel the Phryne love both locally and internationally as they decide the show’s fate.
I have never encountered such a hardworking, dedicated and brilliant group of people than those of the Miss Fisher production team. Executive Producers Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox are forces to be reckoned with. They eat, sleep and breathe Phryne. The Art and Costume Departments will go to the ends of the earth to find a prop that will sit on a desk in the background, or a beaded trim that is only a glimmer on camera. The Writers are up all night until a new clue or turn of phrase materialises. The Cast care so much about the characters they play, it’s as if they are members of their own family. The Directors and Locations Department transformed Melbourne to the city it was in another era. And the production office was tireless, relentless, unwavering.
But I’m not writing this because Series 2 helped pay my rent, or because the people who worked on the show changed my life for the better. I’m writing this purely as a fan. I love the show. I love Phryne’s wit, intellect and fierce determination in the pursuit of justice. I love Phryne and Jack’s smouldering gazes, Dottie’s empathy and wisdom, Hugh’s big heart and Cec and Bert’s blatant dodginess. And you know what? I want to know what happens next.
There is so much more joy to be had with Miss Fisher and the idea of a world without a third series breaks my heart. Please let the ABC know how much Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries means to you. I can only imagine that the ABC has a lot of programing decisions to make. Let’s make this one obvious.
Please Facebook and email the ABC, tweet the ABC with the hashtag #MissFisherSeries3, and sign the petition.
- Vaya Pashos (words are my own)
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