Project Reunited is a feature-length documentary that explores the many
reasons why exotic animals should not be caught, bred, incarcerated
and trained for human entertainment. Our unique focus is on the trauma
caused by separating animals from their families and/or social groups.
Project Reunited is not an expose. We’re not attacking any specific
organizations or institutions. We’re interested in solutions and alternatives.
Woven through interviews with experts from around the world will be the
story of a mother and baby, separated for many years, and the efforts of
dedicated animal advocates to reunite them.
Writer, Director, Producer
Writer, Director, Producer
Maureen Mahon is an award-winning interior designer and visionary entrepreneur, focusing on products and services that are green, sustainable, fair trade, ethically sourced and cruelty-free. Maureen is the first PETA-certified vegan interior designer.
An L.A. native, Maureen grew up in the entertainment industry. Her father, John C. Mahon, Jr., was a film professor at UCLA and NYU, who went on to write and produce documentaries and nature films. Maureen’s brother, Richard Mahon, is a visual effects matte painter whose credits include “The Matrix,” “Lord of the Rings” and “Life of Pi.” Maureen took film and video production courses at UCLA, through their extension program, and worked in front of and behind the camera on films and TV shows over the past thirty years. Project Reunited was born from Maureen’s compassion for animals and desire to see a global shift in the way we share our world.
Yanjun (aka “June”) Zhou traveled from Lijang, China to earn her MFA at the New York Film Academy (“NYFA”) in Burbank.
Before moving to LA, June worked as an Assistant Director on several talk shows for TV stations in Shanghai and Lijiang. From 2007-2011, she served as Assistant Director, Production Manager and Behind-the-Scenes Producer on several films, including “One Mile Above,” which won “Best Artistic Contribution” at the Tokyo International Film Festival.
Since graduating from NYFA, June has finished two short documentaries in Los Angeles and leant her talents on about a dozen short films as producer, co-producer, director and cinematographer. Project Reunited is June’s first feature-length documentary.
- Lek Chailert, Elephant Nature Park
- Ter Udom, Save Elephant Foundation
- Carol Allen, New York Film Academy
- Kari Bagnall, Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary
- Jo Bainbridge, Activist
- Cheryl Bedford, New York Film Academy
- Mark Berman, Earth Island Institute
- Scott Blais, Global Sanctuary for Elephants
- Kate Bowen, Actress
- Kimberely Browning, Hollywood Shorts
- Carol Buckley, Elephant Aid International
- Jim Cushionery, Arts Work Foundation
- Chris Draper, Born Free Foundation, UK
- Erika Fleury, NAPSA
- Dan Halperin, Live Give
- Marc Hernandez, The Gentle Barn
- Sangita Iyer, Filmmaker: Gods in Shackles
- Colleen Kinzley, Oakland Zoo
- Robert Kovacik, NBC News
- Mevi Lavi, Pet Express
- Colin ``Lizzard`` McGuinness, Musician
- Pesat Loedratanasin
- Natalie Manuel, Animus Photography
- Monge, Editor
- National Museum of Animals and Society
- Dr. Joel Parrott, Oakland Zoo
- Erik Passoja, Seventh Planet, Inc.
- Mark Reeback, Consumer Watchdog
- Adam Roberts, Born Free, USA
- Dr. Steve Ross, Lincoln Park Zoo
- Mariam Sargasyan, ForTech Solutions
- Kartick Satyanarayan, Wildlife S.O.S.
- Nikki Sharp, Wildlife S.O.S.
- Danielle Stallings, Filmmaker
- Angela Walters, Animal Shelter Assistance Program
- Jay Weiner, The Gentle Barn
- Scott Wiener, San Francisco County Supervisor
- Julie Woodyer, ZooCheck, Canada