A multiplatform short documentary film project that reveals
inspiring human stories of unique triumph
over unexpected adversity.

–  Coming soon  –



You know the story.
Thing’s are on the up in life and then;


Out of nowhere – you're hit with a bolt of adversity.
Your loved-one dies / You end up in hospital / Soulmate drops you like a hot potato.

You're knocked for six.
And clueless.
Pretty damn sure you’ll never get back up.
But there are some humans who take the awful... and turn it into awesome.

They're the Alchemists of Adversity.

Hit with adversity out of the blue, they've turned their life disaster into gold;
A radically new direction / A brilliant idea / A second chance at life.

How did they do it?
Who, or what, made the difference?
What was their formula?

These are the questions at the heart of The Alchemy Project.


Pilot Alchemy Project short film (8 mins)

Watch the 2 minute trailer below
(full film currently screening at international film festivals)


Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015

The Alchemy Project was one of 26 digitally-led documentary projects
– selected out of 540 submissions from around the world – to participate
in the highly competitive Sheffield Doc/Fest Crossover Market in June 2015.

KB Myer Award 2014



Writer/Director and Producer
Sinéad McDevitt


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