“Breakup Season” is a feature length film shot entirely in La Grande Oregon in the winter of 2023. Independently produced and financed, this project is proud to have the Eastern Oregon Film Festival as its non-profit fiscal sponsor.

Follow our Instagram page @BreakupSeasonMovie for updates on the festival run and release plan!

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Breakup Season Locks World Premiere


Twenty-something Ben brings his longtime girlfriend Cassie to his rural Oregon hometown for the Christmas holiday to meet his parents and siblings for the first time. The night they arrive, an argument turns into a breakup, and the holiday goes from Xmas to Ex-mas as Cassie is now stuck with her newly minted ex and his family until the end of the holiday. Drama, comedy, and serious heartache ensue.

The screenplay for Breakup Season was developed through the Eastern Oregon Filmmaker Residency.


Chandler Riggs – Ben

Samantha Isler – Cassie

Brook Hogan – Mia

James Urbaniak – Kirby

Jacob Wysocki – Gordon

Carly Stewart – Liz


H. Nelson Tracey – Writer, Director, Producer
Stephen Mastrocola – Producer
Rafi Jacobs – Producer
Liana Montemayor – Producer
Christopher Jennings – Producer

While principal photography has been completed, there are many remaining expenses still to be completed, including festival submissions, publicity costs, music licensing, and others. All contributions will help make this film a reality! 
Eastern Oregon Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, your donation may be tax deductible.

Donors who contribute $25 or more will receive exclusive access to email updates with details on the production and insights into the filmmaking process, as well as other perks reserved for supporters of the film!


You may also send a check to:
Eastern Oregon Film Festival
112 Depot Street
La Grande, OR 97850

Please include your name, email, phone, and mailing address so we can be sure to stay connected!
For checks, please note your donation as specifically for Breakup Season so it can be allotted to this production.

Questions about the production or donations?
Email producer Stephen Mastrocola or festival director Christopher Jennings


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La Grande Main Street Downtown

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