Misplaced Trust

MISPLACED TRUST is a thriller about four women who are shocked to discover they are all romantically entangled with the same man. While they await his arrival at the love nest, it becomes increasingly apparent there will be consequences for his betrayal.

  • Cynthia M. Uhrich
    Oh My Stars, Everyone Goes in the Lake, Robert in the Bedroom, Code Green, M4W, Suite 7734
  • Cynthia M. Uhrich
    Robert in the Bedroom, M4W, Suite 7734
  • Cynthia M. Uhrich
    Oh My Stars, Robert in the Bedroom, Code Green, M4W, Suite 7734
  • Lori Roovers
  • Lori Roovers
    Key Cast
    The Chairman, The Van Deusens, Gehenna
  • Gabi DelMoral
    Key Cast
    Save Me a Spot, Devil's Night, Catharsis
  • Charla Marie Bailey
    Key Cast
    Miles Between Us, BLACK, Fem101
  • Ali Daniels
    Key Cast
    American Beast, Road to Damascus, Superhuman
  • Terri Birnbaum
    Director of Photography
    Everyone Goes in the Lake
  • Sarah Laemmle
    Art Direction
    Oh My Stars, Master Servant, Code Green
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  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 25, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    RED Epic
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Oniros Film Awards

    United States
    "Best Thriller" & "Best Ensemble"
  • Hollywood Horror Blood Festival
    Hollywood, CA
    United States
    "Best Thriller" & "Best Ensemble"
  • Indie Short Fest
    Los Angeles
  • IndieFest Film Awards

    Award of Merit: "Female Filmmaker" & "Short"
  • Cyrus Monthly Film Festival

  • Phoenix Monthly Film Festival

  • Golden State Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    February 18, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Toronto Independent Film Festival of CIFT
    November 1, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Over 40 Film Festival
    Carnegie, PA
    United States
    May 15, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Cinema World Fest Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    December 15, 2020
    Excellence Award: Lighting & Award of Merit: Cinematography
  • The International Horror Hotel
    N.E. Ohio
    United States
    June 1, 2021
    4th Place: Thriller Category
  • WRPN Women's International Film Festival
    Nassau, Delaware
    United States
    May 10, 2021
    Award of Excellence
  • Hang on to Your Shorts Film Festival
    Asbury Park, NJ
    United States
    May 1, 2021
    Nominee: Best Horror/Thriller
  • Hollywood International Golden Age
    New York, NY
    United States
    December 10, 2020
  • Hollywood Just4Shorts Film & Screenplay Competition
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    December 30, 2020
    WINNER: Best Horror Short
  • Mindfield Film Festival - Albuquerque
    Albuquerque, NM
    United States
    November 1, 2020
    GOLD Award: Best Short Film
  • Raleigh Film & Art Festival
    Raleigh, NC
    United States
    October 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • TCFF - Minnesota Short Showcase
    Twin Cities, Minnesota
    United States
    January 22, 2021
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"
* TCFF - MN Short Showcase - Selected
* 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 am very proud of the fact that this film's crew was comprised entirely of WOMEN! With the exception of one voice-over, the cast was also all-female.

I wrote this film because I am a firm believer that in order for women to thrive and be successful, we need to respect our sisters...and that starts with respecting other women's relationships and marriages.

I will be frank. I have suffered quite a bit at the hands of women who overstepped and interfered in my relationships. Whenever the type of betrayal depicted in the film occurs, so often everybody is quick to blame the man in the scenario--he's always the dog. Well, the fact of the matter is that women are a willing part of the betrayal.

The film is a pointed reminder to all of us that we need to honor other women and that all the talk in the world about "supporting women" and all the marching in the streets means nothing if we continue to sabotage each other in the bedroom.

Someone critiqued the film, writing: "Since you are an all-female production, you should be lifting up women with your films." REALLY? As a filmmaker I don't want to be told what types of films I should make and frankly, this IS a means by which to "lift women up." It's just a dark and sinister way to tell a story, and it's an ugly truth. It's not my job (by virtue of being female) to make nice. It is my belief that If we don't look at the darker side of women behaving badly--we will never be able to lift each other up.