Fundraiser for Springboard for the Arts

EVERYONE GOES IN THE LAKE a film by IN THE MOMENT FILMS IN THE MOMENT FILMS is raising money for Springboard for the Arts.


IN THE MOMENT FILMS is Executive producing this dark, quirky comedy in collaboration with Rudy Pavich, (Rapid Pen Productions) who wrote and will be starring in the short film, alongside Bethany McCade. The primary mission of IN THE MOMENT FILMS is To Provide Filmmaking Opportunities for Women, both in front of, and behind the camera. "Everyone Goes in the Lake" is anticipated to provide employment to a minimum of 8 women in key positions. MORE INFO ON THE PROJECT ***SHOOTING EARLY AUGUST, 2018***

LOGLINE: 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.

This film's story is appealing for many reasons!! It's darkly comedic, a 'coming of age' story about a 30-something couple navigating the turbulent waters of a grown-up intimate relationship. There is more than one unexpected twist, and the chemistry between the leads is both sharply pointed and also deeply vulnerable. . . this duo is going to be thrilling to watch!! 

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Rudy Pavich ("Mark")
was raised in the frigid Iron Range mining community of Hibbing, and guided by the hard-working hand of his grandfather who, once while the two were hanging gutters, said "You're a creative kid. Go find something else. There's enough roofers in this family." Those words lead Rudy to 17+ years of being on the radio, acting, playing guitar, singing and voice work.

In addition to performing in numerous short films, Rudy has a few feature credits under his belt including the soon-to-be released Georgia Rock. His performance in The Back Porch Test at this year's Lake Shore Players 10 Minute Play Festival nabbed he and his and co-star (Jessica Scott) Best in Show awards.

Rudy also produced a touching documentary about his drug-addicted father titled Dear Walt, which surpassed all expectations when it received critical acclaim in 2016.

His tiny Richfield, MN home is filled with art, zen and a 9 year old gymnast who calls him Dad.  

Bethany McCade ("Tessa")
 is a Louisiana-born, Texas-raised, recent transplant to the Twin Cities. She has extensive credits in theatre, music, and on-camera work from the Houston, Texas area and is excited to be expanding her credits into new territory in the north country. Her credits include: Westish the Web Series, The Library, and Telecommute. She was also featured in the Fight section of Homeland Security's Run. Hide. Fight. What to do in the Event of an Active Shooter video. She sang in the Folk Americana band, Market Junction, for 3 years and has mad tambourine skillz. The end.

Rick Muelbach ("Murph") was raised in the hotbed of creative arts, Brown Deer, Wisconsin.  He earned a BA in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin and worked in Radio and video production.  In later life he earned a Master of Divinity Degree from Bethel Theological Seminary.  In time he transitioned from his place behind the camera and discovered a love for working in front of the camera. 

In addition to various film projects, Rick has lent his talents to various television and web commercials, print ads, industrials and voice over projects.  His stage credits include
It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Drama, Domination Corporation, and Lemony Snicket: The Musical.  He has studied script analysis and interpretation with Cynthia Uhrich, and Improvisational Technique with John Haynes.

Cynthia Uhrich (
Executive Producer & Director) Originally from Wisconsin, Cynthia earned her Bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Steven's Point. She has 40 years of experience in the entertainment business; she began at a very young age to perform and moved after college to Florida and eventually Los Angeles to hone her skills and to work in film and television. She has been teaching acting classes since 2004 and continues to perform on stage and in commercials, film and even print projects.

Her film "Robert in the Bedroom" on the topic of Alzheimer's garnered a screening at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival in April, and the Alzheimer's Association of MN/ND intends to use the film for educational purposes after it's festival run.

Her latest film, "Code Green" is the story of a young woman doing battle with a monster that plagues millions all over the world: an eating disorder. Uhrich wrote the screenplay based on Kayla Coffland's story. Kayla stars in the film. That film is being submitted to film festivals now!!

She's excited to direct "Everyone Goes in the Lake," her second comedic film; her very first IN THE MOMENT FILMS project, M4W was shot in 2010 and starred Paul Cram and Sheena Leigh.

She loves finding cool thrift-store finds, is a voracious reader and facilitates a women's writing retreat every year. She enjoys spending time with her Greek-Irish fella and kinda lives for coffee. . .

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SCRIPT SUPERVISOR/DIT & EDITORVanessa M. H. Powers is a filmmaker, theatre director, costumer, wife, and proud French Bulldog owner. The many hats she wears in life serve to fine-tune her multitasking and organizational skills. These, along with a lifelong commitment to creativity, are central to her identity as an artist. She loves working with Cynthia and lady-centric film crews to tell unique and engaging stories, and 'Everyone Goes in the Lake,' is no exception!

WE NEED TO RAISE FUNDS TO ADD TO WHAT WE HAVE ALREADY IN PLACE! We Will be Re-hiring Crew as we see what our budget will allow. WE REALLY WANT TO MAKE THIS SHORT!!

We have reworked our budget and locations, but still need to offer a daily rate that allows these artists to make a living wage. They need to be fed, we need to pay for gear, editing costs, agency fees, insurance; all the things that one expects from a PROFESSIONAL shoot.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!! Thank you for your contributions.

Please make it payable to: Springboard for the Arts and BE SURE to write "ITM FILMS" on the MEMO line!
Mail to: In the Moment Films, 308 Prince Street, #418, St. Paul MN  55101

Thank you!

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