About


Photo by Bao Ngo
Photo by Bao Ngo

Maegan Houang is a writer/director based in Los Angeles. In 2018, she received a VSCO Voices Creator Grant to direct a short film she wrote entitled In Full Bloom starring Kieu Chinh (The Joy Luck Club). The film premiered online on Short of the Week and played at numerous film festivals including Fantastic Fest, Atlanta Film Festival, Oak Cliff, Hollyshorts, New Orleans, LAAPFF and Sidewalk Film Festival.

She recently finished working on Season Two of Counterpart (Starz/MRC) as a staff writer for which she wrote episode 207 "No Strings Attached" and co-wrote the series finale "Better Angels" with creator/showrunner Justin Marks. Maegan has also directed music videos for artists such as Mitski, Vagabon, Charly Bliss, Chastity Belt and Skylar Spence. Her work has been featured in Noisey, Fact Magazine, Stereogum, Pitchfork, Raindance Film Festival, Vimeo Staff Picks and Videostatic.


Press

Young Guns 17 Finalist / One Club for Creativity

In Full Bloom Review
/ Short of the Week

shots Presents September Monthly: Six Films from Unsigned Directors / shots magazine

Watch: Maegan Houang's Surrealist Fairytale Short 'In Full Bloom'
/ First Showing

Maegan Houang Weaves an Alluringly Surreal Tale of Memory & Loss in Fantasy Short 'In Full Bloom'
/ Directors' Notes

Intriguing Female Characters Highlight These 8 New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Shorts / io9 

Shoot 2nd Quarter 2019 Top Ten VFX & Animation Chart
/ Shoot Online

Interview: How Director Maegan Houang is Bringing her Twisted Visions to Your Favorite Indie Music Videos / From the Intercom 

Feature: Charly Bliss - Chatroom (dir: Maegan Houang)
/ Clipped TV

Maegan Houang Calls out the Cult of Rape Culture in Allegorical Charly Bliss Music Video "Chatroom"
/ Directors' Notes 

In Full Bloom - VSCO Voices / VSCO 

2018 VSCO Voices Creator Grant Recipient

Interview with Access Ventures for VSCO Voices / Access Ventures

The 10 Best Music Videos of 2016  / Fact Magazine 

UKMVA Nomination for Best Pop Video - Newcomer 2016

The 50 Best Music Videos of 2016 / Stereogum 

Splash and Splat: Interview with Director Maegan Houang / 1.4

Best Music Videos of 2016: Narrative / Promo TV

New Director: Maegan Houang / Shots Magazine 

Best Videos of the Month: January 2016 / Videostatic 

On 1.4's Long List for Brilliant Filmmaking in 2015

Audience Award at the 2015 Los Angeles Music Video Festival

Maegan Houang Transforms Chastity Belt's Melancholic Sound into a Bloody Fight for Survival in "Black Sail" / Directors' Notes 


Contactmaegan@americanpainkillers.com
Twitter: @houangm
Instagram: houangm