James Pittman is a burnt-out photography professor who goes on sabbatical and straight into a mid-life crisis. A young artist named Lucy comes into his life and he tries desperately to recapture the lost spirit of his youth.
When a university professor (James Whittingham) is forced to produce a new photography book on his year off, he finds he's no longer the hot-shot artist he once was. His workaholic wife (Bernadette Mullen) is nowhere to be found and his best friend is busy leading a family life. Alone and desperate, he befriends a young artist (Laura Abramsen) who turns his world upside down. A mid-life crisis ensues.
The character Dean Vernon (played by Ken Wilson) is a nod to actor John Vernon who played Dean Wormer in the 1978 film Animal House. Vernon was born just outside Regina, Canada, the city where The Sabbatical was filmed. See more »