“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.
Principal Photography for the feature film Breakup Season has now wrapped, but there are still opportunities to be involved in the production later in 2023! Please fill out our updated Participation Form to be kept in the loop on future ways to participate in this production, including: a background extras opportunity, lodging, and outreach. We look forward to your involvement!
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 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.
- 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
- Production Coordinator – Molly Welsh
- 2nd Unit Directory of Photography – TG Firestone
- Gaffer – Tyler Mielke
- BBE – Vin Carlston
- Key Grip – Camrin Sanchez
- Sound Mixer – Daniel Smith
- Boom Operator – Troy Micheau
- 1st AC – Matt Gromley
- 1st AC – Nico Wachter
- 1st AC – Phillip Sheldon
- 1st AC – Nick Stout
- 2nd AC – Julie Nhem
- House Rep. – Rikke Finbraten
- Covid Compliance Officer – Melissa Caley
- Key PA – Greyfaen Eastland
- PA – David Tschan
- PA – Kellen Vogt
- PA – Quinn Bermingham
- PA – Blake Hawes
DONATE TO THIS PROJECT
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.
DONATE BY MAIL
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 email@example.com or festival director Christopher Jennings firstname.lastname@example.org
CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP / EQUITY OPPORTUNITY
Interested in participating as a partner or corporate sponsor? Email us at email@example.com
Ways to Assist
Principal Photography for Breakup Season has now wrapped, but there are still opportunities to be involved in the production later in 2023! Please fill out our updated Participation Form to be kept in the loop on future ways to participate in this production, including: a background extras opportunity, lodging, and outreach. We look forward to your involvement!
In The Press
Chandler Riggs, Samantha Isler Board H. Nelson Tracey Dramedy ’Breakup Season’ – Deadline
Feb 7, 2023
Grande Ronde Valley to be backdrop of movie production
October 24, 2022
“Breakup Season” to Begin Production in Eastern Oregon | The Confluence
January 18, 2023
Samantha Isler & ‘TWD’ Alum Chandler Riggs Join ‘Breakup Season’
February 7, 2023
The Walking Dead star Chandler Riggs lines up Christmas movie role
February 8, 2023
Beloved Star of ‘The Walking Dead’ is Set to Appear in Christmas Dramedy
February 8, 2023
Here is Oregon
A ‘Walking Dead’ star is making a holiday movie in eastern Oregon
February 15, 2023
Speedy Transport: Volunteer is transporting ‘Breakup Season’ cast and crew around town
February 20, 2023
Actor Reflects on his time in La Grande (James Urbaniak)
February 22, 2023
Eastern Oregon University
Film shines spotlight on La Grande, EOU: ‘Walking Dead’ actor to star in Oregon drama
March 1, 2023
Breakup Season Wraps: community lauded for its assistance in production
March 2, 2023
LG Family Enjoyed Hosting Movie Production
March 4, 2023