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by Indiewire
November 7, 2012 10:07 AM
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Project of the Day: Can Science Change the Way You Love?

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. 
"The Dark Matter of Love"
Tweetable Logline:
An eleven-year-old Russian orphan learns to love her adoptive American family through a scientific program.
Elevator Pitch:
This film follows the story of two very different girls from two very different worlds becoming sisters. Masha Rusin (12) has just been adopted into Cami Diaz's (14) family. Masha grew up in a Russian orphanage. Cami was raised in Wisconsin and has been the exclusive focus of her parents love her entire life. The process of Masha becoming part of the Diaz family is going to change both girls forever.
Production Team:

Director: Sarah McCarthy ("The Sound of Mumbai: A Musical")
Executive Producer: Al Morrow ("Donor Unknown," "Deep Water," "Men Who Swim")
Producer: Grace Hughes-Hallett

About the Production:
"I've always been fascinated with the science of emotion so I jumped at the chance to follow an eleven-year-old orphan learn to love for the very first time through a scientific program. The film wrestles with the questions; what difference does love make to a child's personality, what are the biological and evolutionary functions of love? Why do we need it so desperately, how do our relationships with our mothers and father influence the way we build friendships and negotiate our love lives? These are questions I think about on a daily basis!" - Sarah McCarthy
Current Status:
Post-production (finishing touches).
For more information and to support this project:
Kickstarter Page
Film Website

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  • Phyllis MacBryde | December 8, 2012 5:06 PMReply

    This is a fascinating subject to explore and I love the cinematography.

  • Josh | November 13, 2012 7:53 AMReply

    The Dark Matter of Love ,,,ALL the WAY

  • julieanne | November 12, 2012 6:29 PMReply

    I'd really like to see The Dark Matter of Love

  • Mal | November 12, 2012 2:04 PMReply

    This film is so interesting for me as I work in a forensic secure unit for mentally disordered offenders and we see the damage caused by childhood trauma.
    I'm really looking forward to seeing this film.
    BTW there is a new therapy called Lifespan Integration that is being shown to heal pre-cognitive/pre-verbal trauma, attachment disorder and many other problems.

  • Maureen Neuville | November 12, 2012 9:41 AMReply

    The Dark Matter of Love is such an important message, not only to those
    who have or are adopted but to everyone, to understand what we usually
    take for granted....the ability to love!
    Please bring it to the United States. Please bring to Wisconsin.

  • Pauline Maguire | November 12, 2012 12:02 AMReply

    Dark Matter Of Love

  • Corinne Bohrer | November 11, 2012 11:06 AMReply

    I am the single mother of an eleven year old girl AND truly interested in all things neuroscience... Would love a heads up where/when it's showing.

  • Bob Marvin | November 10, 2012 11:46 AMReply

    I want to see Dark Matter of Love