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y separately published work icon Where Is Daniel? : The Family Story single work   biography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Where Is Daniel? : The Family Story
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'On 7 December 2003 Daniel Morcombe disappeared on the Sunshine Coast, while waiting for a bus. For Bruce and Denise Morcombe - the parents of Daniel - and his brothers, Bradley and Dean, it was apparent within hours that something was very wrong. In the first few days following Daniel's disappearance, Bruce and Denise made a promise to their son that they would never ever stop looking for him, and bring who was responsible to justice.

''We will never give up.' As the nightmare of hours became days then weeks, and months and years, the family mobilised to become the moral force behind the longest criminal investigation in Australia's history.


'Where is Daniel? covers the decade-long investigation into the disappearance of Daniel and the extraordinary courage, dignity, persistence and fortitude Bruce and Denise displayed under unbearable circumstances.

'This determination also applied to Bruce and Denise's desire to mine something positive from the darkest of experiences. They started the Daniel Morcombe Foundation in 2005, to teach children about safety, and have since visited hundreds of schools around Australia. They've established Australia's largest annual child safety day-of-action, 'Day for Daniel', and utilised the funds raised to support other children who have been the victims of abuse.

'Over a decade later, with Daniel's killer brought to justice thanks to an amazing covert police sting, this is the family's story. Where is Daniel? is a testament to the enduring power of love between parents and their child, and the strength and bonds of family to survive.

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Where is Daniel? Elizabeth Mars , ( dir. Peter Cousens ) 2017 9870659 2017 single work film/TV

'When 13-year-old Daniel Morcombe doesn’t return home on Sunday 7th December 2003, his parents' lives are shattered in an instant and they find themselves searching the shadows for the person responsible for their son’s disappearance.

As time passes they’re driven to desperate measures in order to honour their promise to bring Daniel home.

A junior detective is handed a slim suspect file to review. What he discovers as he unravels the truth challenges every notion he held about truth and justice. He initiates an undercover operation and lures the suspect into a fantasy world of crime and corruption to encourage him to confess.

Tensions rise as the young detective gets closer to the truth and Bruce and Denise feel the cold grip of time distance them from Daniel with every day that passes.

The answer to eight years of hope and despair balances precariously on one moment of truth – will Daniel finally be brought.'

(https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/667755800/where-is-daniel-the-feature-film)

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Works about this Work

Dad's Fury at Monster Who Killed His Daniel Peter Hall , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 30 July 2016; (p. 30)
Morcombe Film to Be ‘Uplifting’ Garry Maddox , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 March 2015; (p. 30)
Morcombe Movie Plans 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 March 2015; (p. 4)
'Daniel Morcombe's parents hope a movie about their son will take their heartbreaking story to a global audience...'
Morcombe Story Set for Movie 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 March 2015; (p. 5)
'Australia's leading actors are expected to put their hands up to play Bruce and Denise Morcombe in a feature film...'
Morcombe Story Set for Movie 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 March 2015; (p. 5)
'Australia's leading actors are expected to put their hands up to play Bruce and Denise Morcombe in a feature film...'
Morcombe Movie Plans 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 March 2015; (p. 4)
'Daniel Morcombe's parents hope a movie about their son will take their heartbreaking story to a global audience...'
Morcombe Film to Be ‘Uplifting’ Garry Maddox , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 March 2015; (p. 30)
Dad's Fury at Monster Who Killed His Daniel Peter Hall , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 30 July 2016; (p. 30)
Last amended 21 Nov 2015 18:36:23
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