About

Sternman Productions

Thomas Hildreth is the 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 MillinocketLincoln 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.

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 SonThe 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

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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, exec produced by Darren Aronofsky and premiering at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.

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 wife, 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

Jeff JohnsonJeff 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.