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Digital release

V.O.D. (U.S.) - July 13, 2017
V.O.D. (Canada) - TBA

CONTACT

Prodigy PR
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Suite 110
Santa Monica, CA 90405
+1-310-857-2020

FILMMAKER
Brian Stockton (Regina, Canada)
         EMAIL: brian@brianstockton.com
         PHONE: +1 306.551.9026

DISTRIBUTOR
Freestyle Digital Media
1925 Century Park East, 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
323-330-9920

PRESS KIT

View/Download full electronic PRESS KIT (PDF)

FESTIVALS

Whistler Film Festival (World Premiere)
December 3, 2015

Fargo Film Festival
March 16, 2016

Canadian Film Fest
April 1, 2016

Palm Beach International Film Festival
April 6, 2016

Beijing International Film Festival
April 17th, 2016

Yorkton Film Festival
May 26, 2016

Oakville Film Festival
June 26, 2016

Festival du Film Canadien de Dieppe
September 24, 2016

Sedona International Film Festival
February 19 and 20, 2017

Nashville Film Festival
April 28, 2017

recognition

Honorable Mention (performance)
Laura Abramsen for her work in Basic Human Needs and The Sabbatical
2015 Whistler Film Festival

IMAGE GALLERY

High resolution images: Official poster, frame enlargements, cast photos, and behind the scenes photographs for editorial use.

TRAILER

FESTIVAL TRAILER #1 (RT 2:00)

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KEY INFORMATION 

RUNNING TIME: 82 minutes

GENRE: Comedy

WORLD PREMIERE: December 3, 2015, Whistler Film Festival

ASPECT: 2.39:1

LANGUAGE: English

FORMAT: Digital

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

MPAA RATING: R for language, some sexual references and brief drug use.

TAGLINE: "A mid-life comedy"

SYNOPSIS: James Pittman is a middle-aged photography professor at a small Prairie university. He’s feeling old, tired and disconnected from the youth he teaches. The perfect remedy is the year-long sabbatical he’s been looking forward to for years. But his loose schedule gets turfed by the dean, who needs him to publish a follow-up to his only successful book from years ago. He’s not feeling inspired until he meets Lucy, a young artist who reconnects him to his youthful exuberance.

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Autumn Productions (Canada)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Dave Hansen [IMDb] and Johnny Mac [IMDb] (Autumn Productions)

DIRECTOR: Brian Stockton [IMDb]

PRODUCER: Brian Stockton

SCREENPLAY: Brian Stockton, James Whittingham

STARRING:
James Whittingham as "James Pittman"
Laura Abramsen as "Lucy"
Bernadette Mullen as "Jillian"

ALSO STARRING: 
Mike Gill as "Shane"
Candy Fox as "Penelope"
Trevor Aikman as "Trevor Scott"
Ken Wilson as "Dean Vernon"
Kevin Allardyce as "Dr. Genneman"

POSTER

The poster by graphic novelist and illustrator Elaine M. Will can be viewed in our photo gallery. Elaine is a Saskatoon native and has recently been awarded the Xeric Award for her drama Look Straight Ahead.

SCREENER

Request an online screener by emailing brian@brianstockton.com for the link and password.

BIOGRAPHIES

BIOGRAPHIES OF KEY PERSONNEL

MUSIC

ORIGINAL SONG from the film: "In Time" - Use Contact Page to request audio file

List of Songs from the soundtrack (coming soon)

EPK MULTIMEDIA

EPK MULTIMEDIA: Audio and Video interviews, clips and more! 

FACT SHEET

ONLINE FACT SHEET

FULL CREDITS

CREDITS (PDF) (Music is currently excluded)

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio commentary with director Brian Stockton, actors James Whittingham and Laura Abramsen
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio commentary for deleted scenes with Brian Stockton and James Whittingham
  • Featurettes (5)
  • Trailer

DVD availability: An initial limited edition will be available in December, 2015 at screenings. A retail version is not expected until later.

MORE INFORMATION

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IMDb - The Sabbatical (2015) Internet Movie Database Entry

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