Exclusive Sneak Peek of The Alchemist Cookbook Casts a Spell


Today Joel Potrykus’ The Alchemist Cookbook became available via BitTorrent Now on a pay-what-you-wish basis, and to celebrate the release, we have an exclusive sneak peek to share.

Directed by American indie auteur Potrykus (Ape, Buzzard — both also on BitTorrent), The Alchemist Cookbook (review) is a portrait of a young hermit out to solve an old mystery, who loses his mind along the way. The film, which stars Ty Hickson and Amari Cheatom, premiered at SXSW and has played many other festivals earlier this year, including BAMcinemaFest and Fantasia.

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.




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