Film library » 2023 » DOCUMENTARY SHORT » Film details
The Alchemy of David - still #1
The Alchemy of David - still #2
The Alchemy of David - still #3
The Alchemy of David - still #4

The Alchemy of David

East Coast Premiere

Director: Nicholas Woytuk

United States, 2023, 15 min

Shooting Format:16mm

Festival Year:2023

Category:Documentary Short

Cast:David Micheal Kennedy

Crew:Producer: Nicholas Woytuk. DOP: Maxwell Henderson; Original Music: Dana Buoy; Color Grade: Mikey Rossiter; Creative Direction: Adam Van Dusen; Graphic designer: Kristine Lim; Audio Mix: Big Barn Sound


David Michael Kennedy’s photography is more than art — it’s alchemy. Without the fickle, laborious process of printing with platinum and palladium, his compositions would lack the emotional depth he is celebrated for. In this intimate documentary film, David outlines his journey from the busy streets of New York City to the peaceful deserts of New Mexico, defends the analog process of image making, and questions the artistic validity of digital photography.

About the director

Nicholas (he/him) is a filmmaker based in the Hudson Valley region of New York. As a self-taught director and editor, he has quickly made a name for himself in the advertising industry with his passion and dedication to the art of filmmaking. With a keen eye for storytelling and a commitment to excellence, Nicholas has earned a reputation as a skilled and versatile filmmaker.

The Alchemy of David is Nicholas's first documentary film, and it represents the culmination of years of hard work and dedication to his craft. Drawing on his experience as an editor and his passion for filmmaking, Nicholas has crafted a truly memorable and thought-provoking film. As he continues to grow and develop as a filmmaker, Nicholas remains committed to pushing the boundaries of the medium and exploring new creative avenues. With his talent, passion, and dedication to his craft, he is sure to be a force to be reckoned with in the world of filmmaking for years to come.


Related links