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Sternman Productions

Thomas Hildreth is an actor/producer and owner/founder of Sternman Productions. He seeks out original material from screenwriters and playwrights for Film/TV development. He is currently producing a new script by critically acclaimed (Amazon kindle #1 crime noir) novelist/first time director Jeff Johnson on Johnson’s original screenplay Short Bus. Executive producer Mark Harris (Crash) is attached. Hildreth and Johnson are also producing other Johnson scripted projects including Millinocket, Lincoln Park and Sternman all set in Maine as well as Lune to be filmed in some dark city somewhere in America. Hildreth is also collaborating with director Eddie Alcazar (Tapia (HBO) Perfect (Steven Soderbergh exec prod). Hildreth and Alcazar are in pre production for Alcazar’s Vandal and developing Jeff Johnson’s The Kinjiku based on Johnson’s short story The Kinjiku Cantina.

Sternman Productions is also developing the feature film, Santer, with exec producer Sienna Miller. Hildreth and Sternman produced the 2015 Award-Winning feature film Child of Grace, a crime thriller with Emma Myles (Orange Is The New Black), Ted Levine (The Bridge, Silence Of The Lambs),and James Parks (The Son, The Hateful Eight). The film is distributed worldwide by Koan Distribution and is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. Sternman also produced the feature film Islander, filmed on coastal Maine, with Amy Jo Johnson (Felicity, Flashpoint), Larry Pine (House Of Cards), and Philip Baker Hall (Magnolia). The award-winning film opened in film festivals nationwide in 2006 and played in theaters in major markets throughout the U.S. in 2007, receiving great reviews from leading publications including the Washington Post, Seattle Times, Boston Globe, Variety, and Hollywood Reporter. Theatre producing credits include the world premieres of Bernard Pomerance’s Spin Off and Sharyn Rothstein’s The Invested in New York and Padraic Lillis’ Lights Up On The Fade Out in Los Angeles. He received an MFA in Theatre Arts from Rutgers University and lives in NYC and LA with his wife Noël and their five small curled darlings.

Thomas Hildreth

Thomas Hildreth is an actor/producer and the owner/founder of Sternman Productions. He seeks out original material from emerging screenwriters and playwrights for development/production in film and theatre. He is currently developing several film and TV projects with screenwriter Jeff Johnson to be shot on location in Maine. 

Recently, Thomas produced and starred in the 2015 Award-Winning feature film CHILD OF GRACE, a crime thriller shot in Millinocket, Maine, with Emma Myles (Orange Is The New Black), Ted Levine (The Bridge, Silence Of The Lambs), and James Parks (The Son, The Hateful Eight). The film is distributed worldwide by Mission Pictures International and is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. 

Thomas also produced and starred in the critically acclaimed feature film ISLANDER, filmed on coastal Maine, with Amy Jo Johnson (Felicity, Flashpoint), Larry Pine (House Of Cards), and Philip Baker Hall (Magnolia). The award-winning film opened in film festivals nationwide in 2006 and played in theaters in major markets throughout the U.S. in 2007, receiving great reviews from leading publications including the Washington Post, Seattle Times, Boston Globe, Variety, and Hollywood Reporter.

Among his numerous TV and theatre credits, Hildreth has starred and produced world premieres of Padraic Lillis’ “Lights Up On The Fade Out” in Los Angeles and Sharyn Rothstein’s “The Invested” in New York. A Maine native, Thomas attended Connecticut College, New York University, and received an MFA from Rutgers University. He lives in New York with his wife and five small children.

Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson is a novelist and screenwriter. He's the author of the critically acclaimed Tattoo Machine: Tall Tales, True Stories & My Life in Ink (Spiegel & Grau 2007), as well as Everything Under the Moon: a Novel (Soft Skull Press, 2016), Knottspeed: A Love Story (Turner, 2017), Deadbomb Bingo Ray (Turner, 2017), and Lucky Supreme: A Novel of Many Crimes (Arcade, 2016), A Long Crazy Burn: A Darby Holland Crime Novel (Arcade, 2017), and The Animals After Midnight: A Darby Holland Crime Novel (Arcade, 2018). Lucky Supreme was recently published by Italian publisher Fanucci . Johnson’s latest short story, Cantina Kinjiku, will appear in the upcoming Killer Crimes Anthology alongside Steven King and Joyce Carol Oates. Lucky Supreme, A Novel Of Many Crimes was recently named one of the top 25 novels of 2017 by MEDIUM/The Know. Deadbomb Bingo Ray has been optioned for television, announcement forthcoming. Short Bus, a noir film set in New Mexico, written and directed by Jeff Johnson, is in production.

Jeff Johnson is represented by Lane Heymont at The Tobias Literary Agency.

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