Mark and Caroline latest to back Morcombe movie
COAST radio personalities are among the latest to throw their support behind the Where is Daniel? movie project.
Mix FM's Mark Darin and Caroline Hutchinson showed off their selfie game with their 'I heart Where is Daniel? movie' message which has been duplicated by a number of local businesses and a major network television presenter.
"Caroline and I have been following this story since Daniel went missing. It's a story that is very close to our hearts and feel that it's an important story about child safety," Mr Darin told the film's promoters.
"It's also such a great opportunity to make an amazing film that the Sunshine Coast can be well proud of.
"If many of us give a small pledge, we can make this project happen."
Channel Ten presenter Casey Beros, a host of afternoon program Everyday Health who works alongside former Bachelor Sam Wood, has also thrown her support behind the project, snapping a quick backstage picture.
Local businesses have also thrown their weight behind the plans to bring the story of the Morcombe family and the dedicated police who brought Daniel's killer to justice to the big screen.
The Woombye Bakery ladies were in on the act, as were the Hugga Mug Cafe team.
Coast film-maker Chris Sun, of Charlie's Farm fame, has also come out and publicly supported the bold project which is hoped could put the Coast on the radar in the film industry.
Sunshine Coast mayor Mark Jamieson last week publicly pledged his support of the project, calling on the community to also get behind the plans which include filming the movie on the Sunshine Coast.
The council has also chipped in with $50,000 towards production of the film and a crowdfunding effort is under way to raise $300,000 to help progress the film to the shooting stage.
While a dramatic film, there is an underlying cause behind the project which has been firmly backed by Bruce and Denise Morcombe.
They're hoping the movie will help highlight the importance of child safety to a much wider audience, as well as immortalising Daniel's legacy.
Almost $75,000 has been raised so far but with only 17 days to go, it's hoped the wider community will get behind the project with a push on to have 6000 donations of $25 each under way.
To help the project head to: whereisdanielmovie.com