“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.

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Breakup Season Locks World Premiere

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

WINNER: Best Feature, Best Actress, Best Ensemble, Audience Choice


A young man brings his girlfriend to his rural Oregon hometown to introduce her to his family, only for things to go terribly wrong.


Chandler Riggs, Samantha Isler, James Urbaniak, Brook Hogan, Carly Stewart, and Jacob Wysocki


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

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


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La Grande Main Street Downtown

In The Press

Oregon Arts Watch

A La Grande old time: The Eastern Oregon Film Festival keeps on truckin’

October 25, 2023


AM LIVE with Guest Nelson Tracey: Interview

June 22, 2023

EOU Mountaineer Roundup

When Mountains and Movies Collide: Breakup Season director H. Nelson Tracey’s unique perspective

June 16, 2023

The Observer

LG Family Enjoyed Hosting Movie Production

March 4, 2023

The Observer

Breakup Season Wraps: community lauded for its assistance in production

March 2, 2023

Eastern Oregon University

Film shines spotlight on La Grande, EOU: ‘Walking Dead’ actor to star in Oregon drama

March 1, 2023

The Observer

Actor Reflects on his time in La Grande (James Urbaniak)

February 22, 2023

The Observer

Speedy Transport: Volunteer is transporting ‘Breakup Season’ cast and crew around town

February 20, 2023


Why Is Walking Dead Star Chandler Riggs in the Tri-Cities Area?

February 17, 2023

Here is Oregon

A ‘Walking Dead’ star is making a holiday movie in eastern Oregon

February 15, 2023

Digital Spy

The Walking Dead star Chandler Riggs lines up Christmas movie role

February 8, 2023

Fan Fest

Beloved Star of ‘The Walking Dead’ is Set to Appear in Christmas Dramedy

February 8, 2023


Chandler Riggs, Samantha Isler Board H. Nelson Tracey Dramedy ’Breakup Season’ – Deadline

February 7, 2023

Nerd Stash

Samantha Isler & ‘TWD’ Alum Chandler Riggs Join ‘Breakup Season’

February 7, 2023

Oregon Confluence

“Breakup Season” to Begin Production in Eastern Oregon | The Confluence

January 18, 2023

The Observer

Grande Ronde Valley to be backdrop of movie production

October 24, 2022