• My exciting projects in 2015 with Sternman Productions

    It's a Happy 2015 New Year for Sternman Productions as we launch into 2 film projects in development , "The Cutting" and "The Invested", and as we prepare to mount the new play by Dominic Hoffman, "Dinosaurs", in NYC .

    Our 2014 baby, "Child of Grace", is in negotiations for distribution and soon I'll be making announcements on how and where to see the film in 2015.

    We are just in the process of securing an actress for our backers and producers reading in late January at the Producers Club in midtown NYC. Very exciting !  It's a fantastic part for a female lead and I'm looking forward to hearing the play again after a very receptive staged reading at the Electric Lodge in Los Angeles last summer.


    Stay tuned...



  • Why I'm channeling Stephen King

    People ask me why I'm channeling Stephen King and the answer is that I'm seeking for the creepy and bone chilling inspiration.

    Like Stephen King,  I too get inspired by the great isolation in Maine and I'm heading up to northern Maine to sequester myself in a small cabin so that I might imagine something very dark and terrifying.

    I'll spend five days in eerie isolation as I let my mind wander down dark alleys to see what evil lurks there. You see I'm adapting "The Cutting" by Portland Maine writer James Hayman for a film and I'd like to arrive at a workable outline from which my writing partner and I can flesh out a script based on this horror crime story.

    So as I head north to the dark , cold woods in northern Maine I'm channeling Stephen King to let the horror imagination come out…and onto the page...

    What's your favorite creepy, chilling thriller? Share with us in your comments...


  • Latest News

    The latest film by Sternman Productions Child Of Grace starring Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Ted Levine and Thomas Hildreth will hit the film festival circuit in 2015 while a distribution deal to combine a limited theatrical release with a major TV presentation and a marketing campaign to reach out to both the faith-based and veterans communities throughout the United States is underway. Stay posted on news for Child Of Grace.

    Also in development at Sternman Productions NY is the new play Dinosaurs by LA playwright and actor Dominic Hoffman. We will hold our first private staged reading of the play for investors and producers in January with an expected NY production in 2015. Dinosaurs is a farcical , smart comedic peek at the effects of massive wealth on casual dating and the struggle with commitment and the prospect of marriage, a fun 1hr 15 min sans intermission four character romp.

    Sternman Productions is also in development for the screen adaptation of Sharyn Rothstein's play The Invested to be produced with Madeline Austin also behind the the theatrical NY run in 2009.

    And finally, Sternman is developing a screen adaptation of the horror thriller set in Portland Maine, The Cutting by Portland writer James Hayman. The Cutting will be filmed entirely in Portland Maine and the surrounding community.

  • First Peek Screenings : Child of Grace

    Sternman Productions is proud to roll out a series of screenings of Child of Grace for the cast and crew and select guests starting with LA on August 11th and then in NY on September 8th. We are also presenting screenings on Vinalhaven Maine (where Sternman's Islander was filmed) on August 21st and 23rd. These are "free" screenings for the community and donations will benefit the Vinalhaven School drama department. Finally, there will be a free screening in Bangor Maine at the beautiful Gracie Theatre on September 6th. The screening will be followed by a Q&A/talkback with director Ian McCrudden and producer Thomas Hildreth. This is our way of saying thank you to the Bangor community and the the town of Millinocket in particular for their reception and generosity they exhibited during our production last fall.

    These screenings will be very informative for us to gauge audience reaction. We are very confident the audience will respond not only to the crime/mystery that unfolds in this movie but also the emotional weight that it carries all in a film led by the up and coming 10 year old Maggie Elizabeth Jones. It is rare indeed to see a film about a child that deals with such serious issues and emotions. It is a film about a child that adults will appreciate… Child of Grace delivers… 

  • First Peek Screenings

    We are gearing up for first peek special screenings of Child of Grace in Los Angeles on August 11th, New York on September 8th, and even a special screening on Vinalhaven Island in Maine on August 21st. This whirlwind series will feature talkback sessions with actors Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Ted Levine, and Thomas Hildreth and director Ian McCrudden. News for the film's distribution as well as film festivals all TBA… stay posted!


  • CHILD OF GRACE Unveiled

    Sternman Productions unveils Child of Grace this summer with screenings in Los Angeles, New York and Maine and while distribution is still TBD we are showing the film to cast and crew, friends and family. Child of Grace, directed by Ian McCrudden, is a moving mystery drama starring Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Ted Levine and Thomas Hildreth.

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