Maegan Houang is a writer/director based in Los Angeles and Michigan. She is currently a co-producer on The Sympathizer (HBO) and previously served as a story editor on Shōgun (FX) and a staff writer on Season 2 of Counterpart (Starz/MRC). She also co-wrote Jamojaya directed by Justin Chon (Blue Bayou, Gook) and is currently writing Nekrokosm (A24) for director Panos Cosmatos (Mandy).
In 2018, she received a VSCO Voices Creator Grant to direct In Full Bloom starring Kieu Chinh (The Joy Luck Club). The short film premiered on Short of the Week and played at festivals including Fantastic Fest, Atlanta, Oak Cliff, Indie Memphis, New Orleans, LAAPFF and Sidewalk Film Festival. She recently directed two episodes of the WGA Award Winning Three Busy Debras (Adult Swim/HBO Max) Season 2. Her new short film Astonishing Little Feet starring Celia Au and Perry Yung premiered on Nowness Asia and has played at MoMA, the Hammer Museum and numerous film festivals .
Maegan has also directed music videos for artists such as Mitski, Vagabon, Charly Bliss and Hana Vu. Her videos have been recognized by SXSW, Noisey, Fact Magazine, UKMVAs, Stereogum, Pitchfork, and Vimeo Staff Picks. Her work primarily focuses on the complexity of the Asian-American experience, intergenerational trauma and her own experience living as a mixed-race American.
Watch Astonishing Little Feet / Nowness Asia
25 New Faces of Independent Film 2023 / Filmmaker Mag
Panos Cosmatos teams up with A24, XYZ Films for Sci-Fi Fantasy Nekrokosm / THR
Pretty Horrifying: Director Maegan Houang's Visceral Vision for Mitski's Music / Bitch Media
Alyssa Learns to Drive / Vimeo Staff Pick
"Stay Soft" by Mitski / Vimeo Staff Pick
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
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
The 10 Best Music Videos of 2016 / Fact Magazine
Nominated for Best Pop Video - Newcomer / 2016 UKMVAs
The 50 Best Music Videos of 2016 / Stereogum
Best Music Videos of 2016: Narrative / Promo TV
New Director: Maegan Houang / Shots Magazine
Best Videos of the Month: January 2016 / Videostatic