Miss Fisher is not a new name to those who enjoy mysteries. Based on an Australian television show, ‘Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears’ brings Phryne Fisher, the flapper detective, to the big screen. The premise follows our titular detective, as she gets involved in a mystery that is spread across countries.
After rescuing a young Bedouin girl, who was unjustly imprisoned in Jerusalem, Fisher stumbles on to a mystery that is decades old and includes priceless emeralds, the mysterious disappearance of Shirin’s tribe, as well as ancient curses. As Fisher investigates, British aristocrats, who found their lives impacted by World War I events in mandated Palestine, start getting caught up in the mystery.
As the adventure spans from Jerusalem to London, you might be wondering about where the film has actually been shot. With the rich visuals and stunning landscapes, location goes a long way in setting up the thrill of this adventure. Without further ado, let us walk you through the filming locations of ‘Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears’.
Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears Filming Locations:
‘Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears’ has mainly been filmed in Morocco and Melbourne. Although part of the story is set in London, the locations in Melbourne have been altered, instead of flying the cast and crew all the way to the United Kingdom. You can check out a tweet, confirming the filming locations, below.
— Every Cloud Productions (@EveryCloud_TV) May 21, 2018
Naturally, you might be wondering about the specific locations where ‘Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears’ has been filmed, and we have the answers to that too.
In the movie, Morocco stands in for the British protectorate of Palestine. Filming commenced here for three weeks. On the first day of the shoot, the cast and crew made their way to a former vineyard, which had been turned into a desert oasis with a village nearby. The next day, saw the village being shifted near a buried volcano.
The crew also filmed in the desert sands around Ouarzazate, which have become somewhat famous after Ridley Scott’s epic crusades movie, ‘Kingdom of Heaven’. The ‘Miss Fisher’ movie director’s Instagram profile has several pictures from filming in Morocco. You can check out one of them below.
It is also evident that the movie made use of the studio system, in Morocco itself. Particularly, parts have been filmed at Oasis Studios Morocco, Commune de Tarmigt. You can check out the post below, which confirms that filming took place at the Oasis Studios.
Just as Morocco stands in for Palestine, Melbourne stands in for London. The cast and crew filmed for almost three weeks here as well. Some of the popular locations from the television series also make an appearance in the film. The most notable is the South Melbourne Town Hall, at Fishley Street. It serves as the police station in London.
The alleyway scenes have been filmed at Newport Workshops in Newport, Victoria. The ballroom sequence has been filmed at the Rippon Lea Estate, at Elsternwick, Melbourne. You can check out a picture shared by the director while filming in Melbourne. From the comments, it appears as though this might be the ballroom where Miss Fisher shakes a leg.
Some of the most important parts of the movie have been filmed at the historic Werribee Park Mansion. The Victorian structure definitely serves as a good stand-in for 1920s London. Located 30 minutes away from Melbourne, on the beautiful Werribee Park grounds, the mansion was completed in 1877. You can check out the director’s post, showing the interiors of the mansion.
There is also a tweet you can check out about filming taking place inside the mansion, warning other visitors about the changes made, due to this.
Thus, it is evident that ‘Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears’ has made very smart use of locations, to portray Palestine and London. There seems to be a noirish, and old school charm in the choice of locations, which will definitely help in weaving an immersive detective tale.
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