Thomas Hildreth is an actor/producer and owner of Sternman Productions. In late 2019, Hildreth teamed up with award-winning director Eddie Alcazar (Perfect, exec produced by Steven Soderbergh), co-founding a new company called Cure Films, producing films in the psycho-horror genre. Hildreth plays the villain opposite Bill Duke (Predator, X-Men) in the company’s first film The Vandal, a 2021 Cannes Film Festival-premiering short exec produced by Darren Aronofsky. The Vandal has since screened at some of the top festivals in the world, including Telluride and Sitges, is now streaming on The New Yorker, and a feature-length adaptation is underway with Aronofsky remaining on board as EP.
Hildreth has a 15-year track record of developing original material from screenwriters, novelists, and playwrights for film and TV. In 2020, he produced and starred in a short story-to-film adaptation, The Kinjiku, alongside Tony Denison (The Closer, Major Crimes) and Ron Canada (Cinderella Man), with award-winning executive producer Mark R. Harris (Crash, Gods and Monsters).
Previously, Hildreth produced and starred opposite Ted Levine (The Bridge, Silence of the Lambs) in award-winning feature Child of Grace now on iTunes, Prime Video, and Google Play. He also produced and played the leading role in the critically acclaimed film Islander on SHOWTIME with Philip Baker Hall (Magnolia) and Amy Jo Johnson (Felicity, Flashpoint).
A Maine native, Hildreth attended Connecticut College, New York University, and received an MFA from Rutgers University. He lives in Los Angeles and New York with his five small children and beautiful Collie/Lab “Senga”. It’s chaotic juggling work and life with five little kids running around, but Hildreth handles it all with grace and ease. (His noise-canceling headphones also help!) A great dad and dedicated artist, Hildreth manages to squeeze in time for tennis and golf, deep powder skiing and scuba diving all over the world.
Jeff Johnson is a novelist, screenwriter, director and visual artist. 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). Johnson’s short story Cantina Kinjiku, will appear in the upcoming Killer Crimes Anthology alongside Steven King and Joyce Carol Oates and it was recently adapted into a short film starring Ron Canada, Tom Hildreth and Tony Dennison with Johnson directing. Lucky Supreme, A Novel Of Many Crimes was named one of the top 25 novels of 2017 by MEDIUM and acquired by Italian publisher Fanucci. In January, 2019, the Darby Holland Crime Series was optioned for television by producer Mark Harris of The Harris Company. Representation by Stuart M. Miller.