Sabbatical is a new feature film written and directed by Brandon Colvin. An experiment in minimalist narrative and 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.
The film 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 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.