Sabbatical is a new feature film written and directed by Brandon Colvin for Moss Garden Productions. An experiment in minimalist narrative and rigorous form, the film stars Robert Longstreet as Ben Hardin, a middle-aged Kierkegaard scholar. Robert is joined by fellow cast members Rhoda Griffis, Kentucker Audley, Rebecca Koon, Thomas Jay Ryan and Frank Mosley.
The film follows Ben as he returns home to care for his mother and work on a book. While home, Ben's relationships with family and friends -- his mother, his brother, his ex-wife, 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
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.