About this project
ABOUT THE FILM
Eleven year old Masha Kulabokhova is about to be adopted into fourteen year old Cami Diaz's family. Masha grew up in a Russian orphanage; Cami was born and raised in Wisconsin and has been the exclusive focus of her parents’ love her whole life. The process of Masha becoming part of the Diaz family is going to change both girls forever.
THE DARK MATTER OF LOVE follows Masha as she leaves Russia to the spend her first year as part of the Diaz family, who have also adopted five year old twin boys Marcel and Vadim.
When the reality of bonding with children who have grown up in institutions turns out to be more difficult than they ever imagined, the Diaz's hire two of the world’s best developmental psychologists to help them build their new family - through science.
Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr Robert Marvin, has spent a lifetime developing a world-renowned therapy program that draws upon the past 100 years of scientific discoveries in the field of parent child love.
By connecting the Diaz’s with his research, Dr Marvin believes that he can help them create an environment in which Masha, Marcel and Vadim can form supportive, loving relationships.
Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, THE DARK MATTER OF LOVE melds the story of the Diaz family learning to love, with rare archive footage of science experiments exploring parent child love.
The science of love has an intriguing and dark past. Experiments on monkeys, birds and even human children have contributed to science’s knowledge of love’s inner workings.
Director Sarah McCarthy fuses revealing footage of these experiments to the narrative, drawing audiences deeper into the dark matter of love and encouraging them to contemplate their own relationships through an unflinching, scientific lens.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
Our film is finished and we cannot wait to share it with you! But we need your support to make this happen. Having squeezed the last penny out of our budget during our editing process, we are in need of additional funds to license our archive footage and our music. Please help us spread the word and keep in touch with us through www.facebook.com/TheDarkMatterOfLove or wwww.twitter.com/darkmatterlove
And thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support,
Sarah and Grace
Risks and challenges
As our film is completed there are minimal risks involved from this point on.
There is always an element of risk involved in releasing a film but director Sarah McCarthy will be drawing on her experience with launching THE SOUND OF MUMBAI: A MUSICAL - which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in 2010 and went on to be broadcast in over 15 countries around the world - to enable THE DARK MATTER OF LOVE reach a wide global audience.
Our kick-starter funds will be used to pay our composer Molly Nyman to license the gorgeous score she's composed for us and to license all of our archive footage.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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