Everyone Goes in the Lake

When a feuding couple bring their dog's ashes to his final resting place, it will take everything they have not to put each other in the lake.

  • Cynthia M. Uhrich
    Misplaced Trust, Oh My Stars, Everyone Goes in the Lake, Robert in the Bedroom, Code Green, M4W, Suite 7734
  • Rudy Pavich
  • Cynthia M. Uhrich
    Misplaced Trust, Oh My Stars, Robert in the Bedroom, Code Green, M4W, Suite 7734
  • Rudy Pavich
  • Rudy Pavich
    Key Cast
  • Bethany McCade
    Key Cast
  • Rick Muehlbach
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    RED Epic
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Twin Cities Film Fest
    United States
    October 22, 2019
    Minnesota Premiere
Director Biography - Cynthia M. Uhrich

Cynthia Uhrich has a broad-reaching scope of experience and knowledge in the film and acting business ranging from acting to teaching, screenwriting, producing, casting, and directing. She resided in Los Angeles for eight years, where she augmented her Bachelor’s Degree in Theater with professional acting training and worked as a production assistant on commercials. She was a member of SAG and AFTRA for 24 years. She currently lives in an artist's loft in the arts community of Lowertown, St. Paul, Minnesota.

In 2012 she created IN THE MOMENT FILMS, fiscally sponsored by Springboard for the Arts, with the mission of employing Women in front of and behind the camera, with an eye towards telling original stories featuring women on topics of social significance.

Filmography (Shorts) Screenings & Awards:

"MISPLACED TRUST" (Drama) Director, Producer, Screenwriter
* Z-Fest winner "Bent Brewstillery Award"
* Oniros Film Awards: "Best Thriller" & "Best Ensemble"
* Mindfield - Albuquerque "Finalist"
* IndieFest Film Awards - Award of Merit: Female Fimmaker & Short Film
* Indie Short Fest - Finalist
* Hollywood Blood Horror - Winner: "Best Thriller" & "Best Ensemble"
* Cyrus Monthly Film Festival - Toronto - "Semi-Finalist"
* Hollywood International Golden Age - Finalist
* Phoenix Monthly - "Semi-Finalist"
* WRPN Women's International Film Festival - "Award of Excellence"
* Hollywood Just4Shorts Film & Screenplay Competition - WINNER "Best Horror Short"
* Cinema World Fest Awards - Selected - "Best Lighting" "Award of Merit - Cinematography"
* Hollywood International Golden Age Festival - "Finalist"
*Golden State Film Festival - Selected
* The International Horror Hotel Film Festival - "4th Place - Short Film"
* Hang on to Your Shorts - Nominee "Best Thriller"
* Over Forty Film Festival - Selected (July - virtual F.F.)
* Raleigh Film & Art Festival

"OH MY STARS" (Drama) Director, Producer
* Sedona International Film Festival - Official Selection
* Twin Cities Film Fest - "Audience Choice Award"
* Central States Indie Film Fan Festival - "Best Featurette"
* Highway 61 Film Festival - "1st Place"
* Culver City Film Festival - Official Selection
* Julian Dubuque International Film Festival (Postponed to screen in 2021) - Official Selection
*Sanford Independent Film Festival - Official Selection
* Dumbo Film Festival - Finalist
* Global Independent Film Awards:
- Gold - "Best Female Screenwriter" - Lorna Landvik
- Gold "Diversity & Inclusion"
- Silver "Best Leading Actress" - Anna Stranz
- Silver "Best Female Director" - Cynthia Uhrich
* Las Vegas International Screenwriting & Film Festival - Finalist
* Best Shorts Competition - "Best Actress" - Anna Stranz
*Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift - Official Selection
* Queens World Film Festival - Official Selection
* Los Angeles Film Awards - Semi-Finalist
* Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival - Official Selection
* Catalyst Content Festival

“EVERYONE GOES IN THE LAKE” (Dramedy) Director, Producer
* Twin Cities Film Festival
* Los Angeles International Indie Short Fests (Official Selection)
* Adventure Minnesota Film Festival
* Film North selection - Cinema Lounge screening

“ROBERT IN THE BEDROOM” - (Drama) Director, Screenwriter, Producer
* Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival,
* St. Paul Frozen Film Festival
* Minnesota Women in Film & Television
* Film North Cinema Lounge.

“CODE GREEN” - (Docu-Drama) Director, Screenwriter, Producer
* Docs Without Borders Film Festival
* Great Lakes Shorts Festival
* Kids'nFilm International Festival
* Highway 61 Film Festival

“M4W” - (Romantic Comedy) Director, Screenwriter, Producer
* Film North (formerly IFP) Cinema Lounge screening

She served for three years as a screenwriting and short story judge for the NYC Midnight Competition and has co-written a memoir with famed musician BrownMark of Prince's The Revolution band, "My Life in the Purple Kingdom" published by the University of Minnesota Press and released in September 2020.

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Director Statement

I loved this quirky little script by Rudy Pavich (a former acting student of mine, who also stars in the film!) What I loved most about it is that on the surface, there is a really oddly funny story about the (bizarre) death of this couple's dog--but on a deeper level, the story really is about whether or not this couple has the fortitude to handle deeper issues; like staying committed, being honest with each other, and parenting. This issue becomes a "testing ground" for their relationship. Will they survive this issue or is it time to call it quits? I'm especially proud that we had so many women on our crew, which is one of the missions of my non-profit, fiscally sponsored production company.