In The Moment Studio

CYNTHIA UHRICH

 

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

 

Welcome to IN THE MOMENT Studio and IN THE MOMENT Films.
 
I taught acting classes from my St. Paul Studio from 2003 - 2016. The
Studio is now Closed. I am grateful for all that my students taught me in the 14 years that I was in business. See my CLASSES tab to learn
about my ONGOING TUESDAY NIGHT CLASS in Northeast Minneapolis in the historic Grainbelt Building!

 

Currently, I am teaching Senior Citizens at the Wilder Foundation, and

the Sabes Jewish Community Center. It's a joy because they arrive to class eager to learn and open to new experiences. It's incredibly rewarding work.
 
Additionally, 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 am currently the Casting Director for Comcast Spotlight (Jan., 2017)
 
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!)
 
PRODUCTION CREDITS:

100,000 Miles A Second (Short Film) Casting 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 (2017 marks our 7th 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"

 

PERFORMANCE CREDITS:

 

FILM & TELEVISION (Partial List)

Passions - Daytime Drama Series (Recurring)
Crane Maid Lilly
NBC

 

Enterprise - StarTrek Series (Recurring)
Starfleet Officer
Paramount
 
4th of July (Feature)
Traci
Unproductive Productions
 
Stay of Execution (Short)
(Winning Script, ScreenWriter's Workshop)
Nadiya
Maria Davidson, Director
 
Audition (Short)
The Casting Director
Michael Kuznar, Director
 
Minnesota Nice (Short)
Bianca
Joshua Harris Braun, Director

 

Huntin' Bigfoot (Feature)
Sally
Big Picture Films

 

Branches (Feature-In Post)
Louisa
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)
Mother
Ryan Strandjord, Dir.

 

Good Company (Short)
Jamie
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)
Melody
NYU Film School, Spencer Kiernan, Dir.

 

The Spy Who Came in from the Dark (Short)
Jackie
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)
Cheryl
MinneApple Prods, Ann Sorenson, Dir.

 

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

 

Dotcommies Revisited (Short)
Bobbie
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.

 

INDUSTRIALS

Ameriprise
Target
FTD
Radisson Hotels
Kinneys Shoes
National Car Rental
City Bank
DuPont
First Bank
IDS Financial
A.F.R.T.S.
Georgia Law Enforcement Police Academy

 

VOICE

Dodge Caravan
Winn-Dixie Foods
A.F.R.T.S.

 

COMMERCIALS (Partial)

Standard Water Control
Fond-Du-Luth Casino
SofaSox
Universal Health Care
Qwest "Free Agent"
Rainbow Foods
KSTP
IBM
Drug Check
Guitar Rock (Time-Life Music)
Miller Beer
Table Supply
Winn-Dixie Foods
Walgreens
York Steak House
Dairy Queen
Francis Denney Cosmetics
First Bank
Winn-Dixie Foods

 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

PRINT

United Health Group
Harland Financial
Medica
Yoplait Yogurt

 

ADDITIONAL:

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

 

KRAP-FM
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...
Alain/ENSEMBLE
In the Basement Productions

 

In The Garden
Muriel/ENSEMBLE
Outward Spiral

 

Workplace Trilogy
Multiple Roles
ProGroup Players

 

Sister
Mary Margaret/SUPPORT
Unraveling Muses

 

The Seagull
Irena/LEAD
Knightsbridge Theatre

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Merchant of Venice
Portia/LEAD
JCC Theater
 
Star-Spangled Girl
Sophie/LEAD
Sentry Theater
Dracula
Lucy/LEAD**
Jenkins Theater
 
To Gillian on Her 37th B'Day
Kevin/SUPPORT
Jenkins Theater
 
The Tender Trap
Julie/LEAD
Sentry Theater
 
The Mousetrap
Mollie/LEAD
Sentry Theater

 

IMDB

 

 

 

 

 

 

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: Amazon.com, ChristianCinema.com

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"

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)
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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