SXSW Q&A: Writer/Director Joel Potrykus talks ‘The Alchemist Cookbook
Making its world premiere in Austin, Texas for the SXSW Film Conference and Festival this past Sunday, March 13th, Joel Potrykus’ The Alchemist Cookbook filled the theater to capacity. Each subsequent screening at the fest continued to sell out tickets. Having seen the film (review here), it’s easy to see why. Part horror, part humor, and intense character study, Potrykus’ first follow up after his Animal trilogy (Buzzard, Ape, and Coyote) defies categorization.
Following the second sold out screening, Modern Horrors sat down with Potrykus to discuss his characters, alchemy, and the creepy crawly pitfalls of shooting in the woods.