SABBATICAL MEDIA CENTRE
2601 Ocean Park Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Brian Stockton (Regina, Canada)
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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
Honorable Mention (performance)
Laura Abramsen for her work in Basic Human Needs and The Sabbatical
2015 Whistler Film Festival
High resolution images: Official poster, frame enlargements, cast photos, and behind the scenes photographs for editorial use.
FESTIVAL TRAILER #1 (RT 2:00)
RUNNING TIME: 82 minutes
WORLD PREMIERE: December 3, 2015, Whistler Film Festival
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
James Whittingham as "James Pittman"
Laura Abramsen as "Lucy"
Bernadette Mullen as "Jillian"
Mike Gill as "Shane"
Candy Fox as "Penelope"
Trevor Aikman as "Trevor Scott"
Ken Wilson as "Dean Vernon"
Kevin Allardyce as "Dr. Genneman"
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.
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ORIGINAL SONG from the film: "In Time" - Use Contact Page to request audio file
List of Songs from the soundtrack (coming soon)
EPK MULTIMEDIA: Audio and Video interviews, clips and more!
ONLINE FACT SHEET
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)
DVD availability: An initial limited edition will be available in December, 2015 at screenings. A retail version is not expected until later.
IMDb - The Sabbatical (2015) Internet Movie Database Entry