"Sticking Out Like a Sore Thumb" is documentary about people who want to make movies of their own. Featuring three people from Vancouver B.C, each with an original concept for a movie and a plan on how to turn those ideas into a reality.

  • Austin Wrinch
  • Aidan MacAulay
  • Morgan MacLean
  • Austin Wrinch
  • Ben Ratner
    Key Cast
    Moving Malcolm, Down River
  • Matthew Marioni
    Key Cast
    Deer in Healights, Endless
  • Ralf Kelman
    Key Cast
  • Austin Wrinch (voice only)
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Observational Documentary, Reflexive Documentary, Performative Documentary, Docudrama, Comedy, Independent Documentary, Canadian Film
  • Runtime:
    55 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 28, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
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Director Biography - Austin Wrinch

Austin Wrinch was born in Vancouver BC and has been focused on making film ever since. He attended film classes at Capilano University where he met and began to collaborate with Matthew Marioni, one of the subjects of his first film "Sticking Out Like A Sore Thumb".

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Director Statement

"Sticking Out Like A Sore Thumb" is my very first feature length film and has been in the works for nearly two full years, starting while I was still attending classes at university. From working on this, I've learned much feel like I have grown significantly as a filmmaker in many ways.

This project has slowly found its way together through countless hours of rethinking, remoulding and reshaping but has always, since the very beginning had the same end goal: to show three people’s very specific experiences of the same broad subject as honestly as possible. I want the audience to leave this film with an understanding of the three people in my film and possibly a somewhat heightened understanding of the creative process in general. I was very lucky to have found three individuals who were each so willing to open up their hearts and minds for my cameras and I feel like I would be dishonouring them if I did not try to show them as honestly as they were for me. Even though this is a film featuring different movie ideas, it’s more about the people behind these ideas and what it takes to create something original. I think that the opinions and experiences of each of the three people in my film are not only limited to the filmmaking art form alone. I believe that anyone who has ever strived to create something new will be able to relate to this film in some way.

Creating this film has been a fulfilling and gratifying experience and has not only reshaped my understanding of the world of filmmaking but has also brought me closer together with the many kind and talented people who have helped me make this film over the two years I’ve been working to complete it.

-Austin Wrinch