BREAKUP SEASON (feature film)
An Eastern Oregon Film Festival Sponsored Film Production

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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.

Creative Team

The film is written & directed by H. Nelson Tracey and produced by Static Films, a boutique production company based in Los Angeles known for producing thoughtful, independent stories from emerging filmmakers. The cast will include recognizable film and television actors. The crew will include a blend of visiting filmmakers and local residents collaborating to produce the film.

The screenplay was developed through the Eastern Oregon Filmmaker Residency. With a colorful ensemble and a balance of drama and comedy, Breakup Season evokes movies such as Little Miss Sunshine, Lady Bird, or The Family Stone. Unique to our film is an intricate exploration of early 20s relationships with an authentic approach not often seen in cinema.

The film’s release will begin with a nationwide film festival tour, followed by a VOD and/or theatrical release during the 2024 holiday season.

Key Crew

  • Director – H. Nelson Tracey
  • Producers – Stephen Mastrocola, Rafi Jacobs, Liana Montemayor, Christopher Jennings
  • Casting Director – Rachel Mossey (Weeble Mountain Casting)
  • Director of Photography – Eric Macey
  • Production Designer – Jeff Stillwell
  • Art Director – Kyle Kozyrev
  • Set Decorator – Reed Stephenson
  • Costume Designer – Erin Toft
  • Hair & Makeup – Maggie Green
  • Script Supervisor – Aileen Sheedy


Donations at all levels will help make this film a reality. Eastern Oregon Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, your donation may be tax deductible. 


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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