In The Moment Studio



Casting Director - Actress - Writer - Director - Producer - Acting Coach


Welcome to IN THE MOMENT Studio and IN THE MOMENT Films.
I have spent the past several years working on the OTHER side of
the camera, as a casting director, writer, producer, assistant director, director and on-set acting coach for projects ranging from commercials to feature films.
I developed my non-profit "IN THE MOMENT FILMS" to provide opportunities for women in front of, and behind the camera and to make movies on topics of social significance. (SEE ITM FILMS TAB TO LEARN MORE!)

Misplaced Trust (Short Film) Screenplay, Producer, Director

Oh My Stars (Short Film) Producer, Director

Everyone Goes In The Lake (Short Film) Screenplay, Producer, Director

Master Servant (Short Film)  Casting Director

100,000 Miles A Second (Short Film) Casting Director

MXC: The Invention of Tomorrow (Web Series Pilot)  Casting Director

Lea Medical Therapies (10 Educational Videos)    Writer, Producer, Director

Alska (Promotional Video) Writer, Producer, Director, in pre-production

RPM Color Research (Investor Pitch-Deck) Writer, Producer, Director

Code Green (Short Film) Writer/Director/Executive Producer

Robert in the Bedroom (Short Film)  Writer/Director/Exec. Producer

The Devil's Sonata (Short Film) Casting Director

Rosie (Short Film) Art Director/Props **SCREENED AT SUNDANCE

Two-Faced Beauty (Feature Film) Assist. Director/Casting

Time to Move (Infomercial) Writer, Casting, Director

Three Weeks (Short Film) On-Set Acting Coach

Coma (Short Film) On-Set Acting Coach/2nd Asst. Director

Bertha & Charlie (Short Film for Students' Reel), Director

Huntin' Bigfoot (Feature Film) Casting, Assistant Director

The Job (Short Film for Students' Reel), Director

Crash the Superbowl - 'Get Some' (commercial) On-Set Acting Coach

M4W (Short Film) Writer, Casting, Producer, Director

Suite 7734 (Short Film) Writer, Casting, Producer, Director

The Man Whom Death Forgot (Short Film) Casting Director

Regular Joe (Feature Film) Casting Director


Retained by ScreenWriters Workshop to cast and direct the readings of two original sceenplays ("Jenna's Gone" and "Old Bones") which were performed live onstage for the public at the Jungle Theater.


Directed two pieces for Theatre Unbound's 24:00:00 SmackDown event, and two actor showcases--each showcase comprised of 5 scenes. I have also directed a short piece for MN Shorts Festival in Mankato.


As a writer, my work has been produced and published by Freshwater Theater Company, ("Pure and Pretty" and "Last of August") and by Theatre Unbound ("457 Likes," "It's What We Do," and "Leaf on the Wind"*) (Co-Writer) and by TEASE (The Easy Access Script Experience) ("Robert in the Bedroom" as a play).


*Written with Jennifer Tuder, and selected for Publication by Smith & Kraus


Co-Authored with Carol Vnuk: "Firsts" (Fringe Festival show) and the play "Stop Acting Like You Know Me" (performed at Dreamland Arts) I directed both works also.


Collaborated on two 48-Hour Film scripts as a writer: "Clown Fiction" and "Dark Clouds and Rainbows".


3rd Place Winner for "Gathering Beauty" (short story) in Adult Fiction category in the Wisconsin Writers Association Jade

Ring Writing Competition


Founder & Facilitator of THE WRITING LINE Writer's Retreat for Women (2021 marks our 10th year!!)


Additional Teaching Experience:


* Instructor, MCTC (Minneapolis Community Technical College) Fall, 2014 - 2016, "Ready For Your Close-up? A Screen Acting Lab for Actors and Directors"

* Guest Teacher, Minneapolis Community Technical College "Directing Actors Workshop" 2012

* Adjunct Instructor, Minneapolis Media Institute, "Acting For Animators"

* Guest Instructor, St. Cloud State University, "Writing and Performing Personal Monologues"

* Guest Speaker, Wisconsin Writers Association, "From the Page to the Stage: Presenting Your Writing to an Audience"




FILM & TELEVISION (Partial List)

Passions - Daytime Drama Series (Recurring)
Crane Maid Lilly


Enterprise - StarTrek Series (Recurring)
Starfleet Officer
Utopia Planitia (Web Series - Pilot)
Trinity Geiger*
Imaginary Productions
*Nominated "Best Actress" - Asia Web Awards
Pilot WON "Best Pilot" - Asia Web Awards
My First Funeral (Short)
Lori Anderson
Northwestern Productions
Wingman (Short)
Ben Hughes Studios
Homemade (Short)
Wheelhouse Productions
My Renaissance (Feature)
Family-Friendly Films
Daze Like This (Feature)
Unproductive Productions
Sleep Paralysis (Short)
Kelly Whitefish
Sunny-a-Bunch Films
Transference (Short)
The Therapist
Keith Mullins
Stay of Execution (Short)
(Winning Script, ScreenWriter's Workshop)
Maria Davidson, Director
Audition (Short)
The Casting Director
Michael Kuznar, Director
Minnesota Nice (Short)
Joshua Harris Braun, Director


Huntin' Bigfoot (Feature)
Big Picture Films


Branches (Feature-In Post)
Exploding Goldfish Prods.


Dead Sexy (A&E Spec Television Pilot)
Grieving Mother
Woodbridge Productions


Golden Hour (Short)
Coffeeshop Barrista
Sweetlight Productions


Restraint (Short)
Mother Dearest
Jason P. Schumacher*
*Winning Film, RAW Artist of the Year, 2012
Ultimate Redemption (Feature)
Miss Wertz
Aequitas Entertainment


Prescription Happiness (Short)
Ryan Strandjord, Dir.


Good Company (Short)
Brian Schaefer, Dir.


Prodigal (Feature)
Karen Layton
Lost Coin Prods., Aaron Huggett, Dir.


No Names (Feature)
Sue Ryan
Jotti Films, Katherine Lindboe, Dir.


Light and Darkness: The Rogue (Short)*
Eldest Daughter
In the Bubble Films, Zach LeBeau, Dir.
*Boston Underground Film Festival & others!


Cheetah and the Reaper (Short)
NYU Film School, Spencer Kiernan, Dir.


The Spy Who Came in from the Dark (Short)
Reluctant Heroes Prods., Eric Graves, Dir.


Empty Fuller (Feature)
Dr. Judith Tyler
Iguano Films, Brian Cwikla, Dir.


The Completely Remarkable,
Utterly Fabulous Transformation
of a Regular Joe* (Feature)
Dr. Barbara Sander
The Red Dilemma, Gene Landry, Dir.
* See bottom of page for Film's Trailer!!


Test Tube (Short)
MinneApple Prods, Ann Sorenson, Dir.


Sisters of Satin (Short)
CCE Productions, Sarah Morreim, Dir.


Dotcommies Revisited (Short)
ThinkPiece Films, Neil Orman Dir.


Falling Rain (Feature)
Nick's Mom
MC Films, Xeng Lohr, Dir.


The 7 Project (Short)
Twyla's Mom
The Red Dilemma, Gene Landry, Dir.
The Color of Sleep (Short)
Grieving Woman
Ariel Productions, Patrick Grandaw, Dir.



Radisson Hotels
Kinneys Shoes
National Car Rental
City Bank
First Bank
IDS Financial
Georgia Law Enforcement Police Academy



Dodge Caravan
Winn-Dixie Foods



Style Encore
The Urgency Room
Valley Buick
Sandvold & Associates
Habibi Art
Standard Water Control
Fond-Du-Luth Casino
Universal Health Care
Qwest "Free Agent"
Rainbow Foods
Drug Check
Guitar Rock (Time-Life Music)
Miller Beer
Table Supply
York Steak House
Dairy Queen
Francis Denney Cosmetics
First Bank
Winn-Dixie Foods



Aids Awareness
Florida Sexual Assault Center *
*Winner of Crystal Reel Award for Year's Best P.S.A.



United Health Group
Harland Financial
Yoplait Yogurt



Reader, Sheila Manning Casting, Los Angeles, CA
Worked with Squibs
Experienced with Teleprompter


THEATRE (Partial List)

**Best Actress Nomination


The Glass Menagerie
Amanda Wingfield
Theatre Coup d'Etat
Dirty Girls Come Clean
Authored & Performed 2 Original monologues
Freshwater Theater


Loretta/Southern-Fried Caller
LaVie Theatre


The Darkest Room in the House
Sally Tormio/LEAD
Bridge Productions


10:00, Bistro Caprice
Lydia Greene/LEAD
20% Theatre Company


Last of the Red Hot Lovers
Elaine Navazzio/LEAD
St. Croix Off Broadway


Barefoot in the Park
Mrs. Banks/SUPPORT
Starting Gate Productions


The Women
Sylvia Fowler/LEAD
In the Basement Productions


Talking With...
In the Basement Productions


In The Garden
Outward Spiral


Workplace Trilogy
Multiple Roles
ProGroup Players


Mary Margaret/SUPPORT
Unraveling Muses


The Seagull
Knightsbridge Theatre


The Merchant of Venice
Portia/LEAD (Non-Traditional Casting)
Pasadena Shakespeare Company


Slut and Sledge
The Hudson Theatre (Oz Scott, Director)


Garage Sale
The Wooden-O (Stuart K Robinson, Dir.)


Guest for Dinner
Moving Arts Theater Company
Bedroom Farce
Theatre Jacksonville
The Women
Theatre Jacksonville
Veronica's Room
Theatre Jacksonville
Another Antigone
RiverCity Playhouse
A Gift for Jesus
Foot of the Mountain Theatre
Women by Design
Lizzie Borden & Pandora/LEADS
Hennepin Center for the Arts


The Merchant of Venice
JCC Theater
Star-Spangled Girl
Sentry Theater
Jenkins Theater
To Gillian on Her 37th B'Day
Jenkins Theater
The Tender Trap
Sentry Theater
The Mousetrap
Sentry Theater










Deleted Scene from the film "Empty Fuller" I play a psychiatrist


Commercial for Artist Christina Habibi ( I play a snobby art critic; Homage to "The Hunger Games")


Short film "Good Company"
Directed by Brian Schaefer, Written by Brian Schaefer & Kyle McLane


48 Hour Horror Film (Short) "Sleep Paralysis"
Short 48 Hour Film - The filmmaker, Jason P. Schumacher, won 2012
RAWaward Indie Artist Filmmaker for Minnesota," with this film. I play the world's most obnoxious mom!

Scene from "Prodigal" Feature Film - I play a pastor's wife. In this scene, we are in the midst of a family crisis.

Buy Yours Now:,

Bianca in "Minnesota Nice"

Commercial for Pazzaluna Restaurant

Commercial For The UrgencyRoom
Commercial For Valley Buick GMC
Commercial For Sandvold and Associates
Standard Water Control (Commercial)

Commercial for UCare

Standard Water Control (Commercial)
"457 Likes" - Short Play Ahna Landvik Logan and I wrote for Theatre Unbound's 24 Hour Play Project "SmackDown!"
I play a crazy shrink in "The Completely Remarkable, Utterly Fabulous Transformation of a Regular Joe" (I was also the Casting Director for this)
My footage from "Falling Rain"
My first (and only!) Music Video for the War Poets!
Silly Sofa Sox commercial!
Cynthia Uhrich on set with Gene Landry where she played a "Pageant Mom" with an all improvised script
Photo: My first project with Gene Landry, I played a "Pageant Mom" - all Improvised Script!
Cynthia Uhrich on stage in Jason Schommer's production of "KRAP-FM: The Adventures of a Radio Station Receptionist"
Photo: From "KRAP-FM: The Adventures of a Radio Station Receptionist"  Director / Producer Jason Schommer

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