Thomas Hildreth produced Islander (2006, Indican Pictures), directed by Ian McCrudden and starring Philip Baker Hall, Amy Jo Johnson, Larry Pine and Hildreth himself. Islander made a theatrical release in major U.S. markets, including Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston and Washington D.C., garnering critical praise throughout.
Hildreth also produced the world premiere of the play Lights Up on the Fade Out by Padraic Lillis for the 2012 Los Angeles Fringe Festival, as well as the world premiere of The Invested by Sharyn Rothstein at the Fourth St. Theatre in New York City.
Child of Grace is the second Sternman feature filmed in Maine (where Hildreth has strong roots) and the third collaboration between Hildreth and McCrudden. In Islander Hildreth played the lead role to critical praise and in McCrudden’s Mr. Smith Gets a Hustler he played the contract killer Jack, opposite Larry Pine. Hildreth starred in Lights Up on the Fade Out and The Invested, where he played the ruthless CEO Bill Enoch opposite Christina Haag. He also played Mr. Wood in Pawn to a King, opposite Ron Canada, and Here Dies Another Day, starring John Randolph.