Kickstarter finally launches in the UK today (Oct 31, no tricking, only treats!) and one of the first UK film projects to use the service is feature documentary The Dark Matter of Love.

Director Sarah McCarthy and Producer Grace Hughes-Hallett are using Kickstarter to complete post-production, including a score by Molly Nyman.

The documentary is about an 11-year-old Russian girl, learning to love her adoptive American family. The film explores Dr Robert Marvin’s research about helping children learn to love.

The film already has backing from HBO and The Wellcome Trust.

McCarthy’s last feature documentary, The Sound of Mumbai, was selected for Toronto in 2011.

More info is here and here.