2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

The Alchemist Cookbook

Sunday, March 13
7:00PM - 8:22PM

Alamo Lamar A
1120 S Lamar Blvd


Hashtags: #sxsw #alchemistcookbook

Young outcast Sean has isolated himself in a trailer in the woods, setting out on alchemic pursuits, with his cat Kaspar as his sole companion. Filled with disdain for authority, he’s fled the daily grind and holed up in the wilderness, escaping a society that has no place for him. But when he turns from chemistry to black magic to crack nature’s secret, things go awry and he awakens something far more sinister and dangerous.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Language: english
Year: 2016
Runtime: 82min

Director: Joel Potrykus

Executive Producer: Daniel Berger, Leigh Jones, Ian Keiser, Julian F. Patterson

Producer: Bryan Reisberg, Andrew Corkin, Ashley Young, Joel Potrykus

Screenwriter: Joel Potrykus

Cinematographer: Adam J. Minnick

Editor: Joel Potrykus

Production Designer: Michael Lapp

Sound Designer: Andre Kelman, Sasa Slogar

Music: Brian Harding, Andrew Miller & Tim DeWit

Additional Credits: co-producer: Mike Saunders, co-producer: Kevin Clancy, assoc producer: Ella Swift, make-up effects: Jeffery Husselman, costume effects: Daniel Falicki, key gaffer: Craig Harmer, asst camera: Brandon Bowman, music: Esham, music: Smoking Popes

Principal Cast: Ty Hickson, Amari Cheatom, Fiji


American writer/director Joel Potrykus resides in Grand Rapids, MI USA. The Alchemist Cookbook (2016) follows the release of his Animal Trilogy - Buzzard (SXSW, 2014), Ape (winner of Best Emerging Director - Locarno Film Festival, 2012), and Coyote (2010).

Distributor: Oscilloscope Laboratories

Public Film Contact
Andrew D. Corkin
Uncorked Productions

Publicity Contact
Sydney Tanigawa



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