Cynthia Uhrich has a broad-reaching scope of experience and knowledge in the film and acting business, ranging from Acting to Teaching to Writing, Producing, and Directing.
From 2003 to 2019, she was the owner and acting instructor of IN THE MOMENT STUDIO, located in St. Paul. Prior to that, she resided in Los Angeles for eight years, where she augmented her Bachelor’s Degree in Theater (UW-Stevens Point) with professional training, and obtained work as an actress. Highlights of her time in California include playing a Starfleet Officer for one year on the Star Trek television series “Enterprise” and a recurring role on the daytime drama “Passions.” Over the course of her career, she has performed in commercials, industrials, and voice-overs.
She has been a guest instructor at St. Cloud University, Minneapolis Media Institute, and Minneapolis Community Technical College in the Cinema Division, where she taught directors how to work with actors. She has cast more than 100 short films as the Casting Director for MCTC and for independent short film projects. She is a working actress and filmmaker; in 2012 she created the non-profit IN THE MOMENT FILMS, with the mission of employing more women in the field, with an eye toward telling original stories on topics of social significance.
She has written, produced, and directed several short films: “M 4 W” a romantic comedy. Her short “Robert in the Bedroom” recently was selected from 1000 entries to screen at the 36th Annual Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival. She wrote and produced “Code Green,” a film based on a true story of a young woman battling the “monster” that is her eating disorder.
She is also the co-producer and director of the dark romantic comedy "Everyone Goes in the Lake." Her films "Oh My Stars" (screenplay by Lorna Landvik) and "Misplaced Trust" (screenwriter & director) are currently on the festival circuit. All three of these films have screened at Twin Cities Film Festival and many other venues around the country!
As a playwright, two of Cynthia’s monologues (from a memoir she’s writing) were produced and then published in “Dirty Girls Come Clean: The Anthology” Vol. I (Freshwater Press.) She garnered 3rd Place in the Wisconsin Writers Association’s Jade Ring Competition in Adult Fiction for her story “Gathering Beauty.” Smith and Kraus published the short play she co-wrote with Jennifer Tuder titled “Leaf on the Wind.” She has completed a famed Minneapolis musician’s memoir (BrownMark, from Prince's band The Revolution) published by the University of Minnesota Press, and is in bookstores and on Amazon now.
She is the recent winner of Minnesota's Script Madness Competition and has several screenplays she is polishing and entering in screenwriting competitions. She has two cats who share her artist loft in Lowertown, St. Paul. She enjoys finding thrift-store treasures, reading, and watching movies. She also continues to perform in film and on stage.
In April of 2022, she relocated to Georgia and rebranded to IN THE MOMENT as a non-profit fiscally sponsored by Streams of Dreams. She continues to work as a screenwriter, producer, and director.