9-year-old Katie has spent her life traveling the country in an RV with her single father... until she sees her portrait on a missing child poster and realizes that the man she thinks is her loving father may in fact be her kidnapper. Meanwhile, a small-town sheriff, and the girl's grandfather, tries to figure out the truth when new evidence surfaces.
By Willie J. Hagen and Ian McCrudden, based on the novel JUNE BUG By Chris Fabry
Directed by Ian McCrudden
Produced by Thomas Hildreth, Ian McCrudden, Athena Lobit
Website - www.childofgracefilm.com
Thomas Hildreth is an actor, producer and writer, who stars in the 2015 Award-Winning feature CHILD OF GRACE, a crime thriller co-starring Emma Myles (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK), Ted Levine (Fx's THE BRIDGE), James Parks (Tarantino's THE HATEFUL EIGHT), and Maggie Elizabeth Jones (WE BOUGHT A ZOO). The film had its worldwide TV premiere in September 2015 on Lifetime Movie Network and continues to air primetime on LMN. Directed by Ian McCrudden (ISLANDER), CHILD OF GRACE is currently in distribution worldwide by Mission Pictures International and is now available on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.
Additionally in the year ahead, Hildreth will be producing and starring in a new play, DINOSAURS by Dominic Hoffman, in New York and co-writing and producing a screenplay based on the book THE CUTTING by James Hayman, a horror crime feature.
Thomas's mission is to create and promote stories of depth that take place in his home state of Maine where he has strong roots as a member of the esteemed Maine family, the Hildreths. His grandfather was the governor of the state in the late 50s and founded WABI in Bangor Maine, the oldest family owned television station in the United States, and managed by Diversified Communications with headquarters in Portland Maine.
Hildreth feels right at home when he takes the stage as well as being a lead on the big screen. Previously, in 2011, Hildreth starred in the world premiere of LIGHTS UP ON THE FADEOUT, by Padraig Lillis directed by Ron Canada. In 2010 in the world premiere of THE INVESTED by Sharyn Rothstein, he played the role of the ruthless CEO Bill Enoch, opposite Christina Haag.
Hildreth was directed by Michael Greif in THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE and appeared in Mac Wellman's SINCERITY FOREVER (world premiere) at The Berkshire Theatre Festival. At the Williamstown Theatre Festival Thomas appeared in THE AMERICAN CLOCK (world premiere) by Arthur Miller and directed by Austin Pendleton, John Guare's MOON OVER MIAMI (world premiere) opposite Nathan Lane, WIDOWS by Ariel Dorfman (world premiere) and THE DEVILS DISCIPLE opposite Richard Thomas and Patricia Clarkson. Hildreth starred in the revival of Jean Paul Sartre's THE RESPECTFUL PROSTITUTE at HERE in New York.
In 2007, Hildreth starred and produced in the critically acclaimed independent feature film ISLANDER, a classic American story, portraying the gravitas in everyday life, as one man learns to accept the consequences of his choices with grace. His cast includes Philip Baker Hall ( MAGNOLIA) and Larry Pine. ISLANDER premiered at the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival. He received great reviews from leading publications including the Washington Post, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Seattle Times, the Boston Globe and the Hollywood Reporter.
Hildreth has also played the contract killer Jack, in the feature MR. SMITH GETS A HUSTLER, co-starring Larry Pine. He played "Mr. Wood" in PAWN TO A KING, a short opposite James Parks (KILL BILL, CRAZY EIGHT) and Ron Canada ( LONE STAR), and was in the film festival winning AFI short "HERE DIES ANOTHER DAY, directed by Caryn West and starring John Randolph (PRIZZIS HONOR) and Judith Hoag (NASHVILLE).
Hildreth produced CHILD OF GRACE, ISLANDER, and the plays LIGHTS UP ON THE FADEOUT and THE INVESTED.
As a member of The Classical Theatre Lab in LA, Hildreth appeared in JOAN OF ARC directed by Ron Maxwell, as well as productions of HAMLET, OTHELLO, MEASURE FOR MEASURE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, THE ILIAD, THE TEMPEST, CYMBELINE and THE IDEAL HUSBAND.
Hildreth credits his success with his commitment to compelling and dangerous acting choices and his ability to submerge into a role. He credits his success as a producer from working well with fellow actors and crew and bringing out the best in people. He also values applying a perverse sense of humor to his roles.
He grew up skiing and ski racing at Sugarloaf Mountain in northern Maine, and still enjoys a vigorous game of tennis and golf. He is also an avid scuba diver.
Hildreth attended Connecticut College, New York University, and received an MFA from Rutgers University. He lives in New York and Los Angeles with his wife and three small children (and proudly expecting a fourth as of March 2015!)