SABBATICAL is a feature film written and directed by Brandon Colvin. A work of rigorous form, the film stars Robert Longstreet as Ben Hardin, a morose, middle-aged scholar. Robert is joined by fellow cast members Rhoda Griffis, Kentucker Audley, Rebecca Koon, Thomas Jay Ryan and Frank Mosley.
SABBATICAL follows Ben as he returns home to care for his ill mother and work on a new book. While home, Ben's relationships with family and friends -- his mother, his brother, his lover, his high school pal -- are tested, and he grows increasingly alienated. Ultimately, he is forced to confront his looming responsibilities and choose whether to engage or detach.
News + Updates
1/10/2015 - We just added a "Screenings" page in our main navigation. Check back regularly to keep up with our screening schedule throughout the year!
1/5/2015 - We've got a long overdue blog update that just went live! Topics include: year-end lists, our recent Dallas screening, future screening plans, release info, and a festival announcement.
11/12/2014 - Critic Peter Labuza had great things to say about SABBATICAL in his New Orleans Film Festival wrap-up at RogerEbert.com! Check it out!
9/24/2014 - The fine folks at Indiewire's The Playlist are hosting the premiere of our trailer! Check it out for your first look at SABBATICAL. Update: You can now watch our trailer on Vimeo!
4/16/2014 - Wisconsin Film Festival press round-up over at the blog! We had a great time at our world premiere!
4/2/2014 - Our trio of official posters have just been released on our blog! Give 'em a look-see. If you're interested in more looking, you can watch Brandon talk about SABBATICAL on PBS, right here (19:30-25:00)!
3/26/2014 - Check out Brandon's first interview about SABBATICAL with Phil Davis of Madison's Isthmus
10/27/2013 - It's been awhile! How about some stills? Check 'em out in the Blog section.
9/25/2013 - Check out the blog, for our IndieGoGo THANK YOU list and post-production updates.
7/28/2013 - Boy, it's been quite a while since our last update. Much has happened! We shot the film! It's looking really great, and we're only a few weeks away from being totally finished with post-production. In the meantime, look out for some long overdue blog posts from Brandon.
5/24/2013 - Our IndieGoGo project for Sabbatical is live! Visit the page for full casting announcements and to watch our fundraising video! Also, take a look at James Hansen's thoughtful review of Frames at Out 1 Film Journal!
4/17/2013 - Actors Robert Longstreet and Kentucker Audley are officially starring in Sabbatical ! Check out our blog announcement!
4/5/2013 - New review from Jay Sizemore at The Missing Slate. Casting announcements are coming soon! We've also been getting so much love from Germany! Huge thanks to Mario Mentrup and Nicolette Krebitz -- two German actors and filmmakers who have been very supportive of Frames and Sabbatical
2/22/2013 - Check out Brandon's newest blog post about the best week Moss Garden Productions has ever had.
2/2/2013 - Welcome to the site! Take a look around. Be sure to check out Brandon's first blog post.