Memories and perceptions are blurred as Marla revisits her hometown after a personal tragedy and Ian confronts his past obsession with his 'lost love.' As the two face each other, Reunion explores the moments of disconnection between conscience and actions, the moments before regret.

  • Sharon A. Mooney
  • Sharon A. Mooney
  • Almitra Corey
  • Joey Klein
    Key Cast
  • Liza Kate
    Key Cast
  • Mike Gibisser
    Director of Photography
  • Rob Steel
  • Bryan Parker
    Post Production Sound
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  • Runtime:
    18 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Canon C300
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  • Student Project:
  • International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts
    Los Angeles, CA
    October 9, 2014
Director Biography - Sharon A. Mooney

Sharon A. Mooney is a filmmaker from Richmond, Virginia and currently living in Los Angeles, California. Her documentary portrait, narrative and experimental works investigate desire and the human condition. Her short videos and installations have screened internationally in festivals and galleries including EMAF, Antimatter, and Athens International Film Festival. She is currently a faculty member of Loyola Marymount University.

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Director Statement

The ideas behind Reunion started to grow after a conversation I had with an old friend who was putting herself in an extremely vulnerable situation. She was fully aware that her actions had the potential of dissolving many significant relationships and support systems in her life. On my own, I started to explore what influences and life changing developments might allow someone to enter into the kind of headspace. I also analyzed the ideas of truth and perspective when it comes to potentially black and white situations.

The script evolved into a simple series of scenes where two people face each other after a long, unspoken history together. Trying to evoke the sense that this has happened before and might happen again, two people are trapped by the idea, but not necessarily the reality, of each other. They share experiences that transcend the notion of moral behavior. I tried to develop a situation wherein two people become so disconnected from their own realities the actions in their relationship transcends the regret and hurt they might be causing themselves and those closest to them. Reunion was the product of these explorations.