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Beloved MN Authors Vision to Come to Life in Short Film

Minneapolis, MN, June 01, 2018 --( Principal Photography will soon begin on the short film Oh My Stars, an enchanting story based on renowned Minnesotan author Lorna Landvik’s novel of the same title. Landvik has penned eleven books and selected Oh My Stars to make into a short film because even as the story is set in the Great Depression, its lessons of marshaling compassion, kindness and a little bit of pixie dust as weapons against cruelty and intolerance are timely ones. Plus, there’s rockin’ music!

The short film is a proof-of-concept tool, used to demonstrate the merits of making a feature-length film adaptation of the novel; possibly in Lorna’s home state of Minnesota. The production will also be pitching the project to Netflix and Amazon in hopes one of the media moguls are interested in producing a feature-length version of the short film.

On board as Director is Cynthia Uhrich (Code Green, Robert in the Bedroom, M4W) a seasoned acting and directing educator and actress. She is a veteran in the entertainment business; with a career that took her from the Twin Cities to Florida to Los Angeles and now back again to the Twin Cities. The film’s Cinematographer is Greg Winter (Nina of the Woods, The Jingle Dress, Justice; Nominated for 2005 NAACP Image Award, Detective Fiction; Sundance 2003, The Egg Timer) Winter is a long-time educator and filmmaker. The pair teamed up 2 years ago to film Robert in the Bedroom, Uhrich’s original short film on the subject of Alzheimer’s. That film was selected to screen in 2017 at the prestigious Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival. Oh My Stars is being produced by In the Moment Films, and Alison Edwards will star as “Older Violet” with Anna Stranz portraying “Younger Violet.” The role of the dynamic pre-Elvis character “Kjel” will be played by Dawson Ehlke.

Executive produced by the novel’s author, Lorna Landvik, amongst others. The production has hired 13 women to crew the film, with more pending.

Logline: In the days of the Great Depression, a disfiguring factory accident and a miserable home life compels Violet Mathers to leave Kentucky for San Francisco. Her plan: to be the second suicide off the Golden Gate Bridge. Now in her senior years, Violet reflects on her rescue by two musicians - one white and one black -whose invitation into their rollicking, anything’s-possible world she accepted, giving her a life vivid with song, love, and the occasional miracle.

Oh My Stars will be shooting on location in various parts of Minnesota. The film will be also partially financed via crowd-funding at contributions are tax-deductible:

Look for the Film’s page on Facebook to find the direct link to contribute.

About in the Moment Films:
Non-profit film production. Projects are fiscally-sponsored by Springboard for the Arts.

The Mission of ITM Films is to provide filmmaking opportunities for Women in front of and behind the camera.

Cynthia Uhrich
(612) 870-4310
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Cynthia Uhrich
(612) 870-4310

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