Maegan Houang


Maegan Houang is a writer/director based in Los Angeles and Michigan. She recently wrote on Shōgun (FX/Hulu) and  Park Chan-wook's The Sympathizer (HBO/Max), having previously served as a staff writer on Counterpart (Starz/MRC). She is also currently writing Nekrokosm (A24) for director Panos Cosmatos (Mandy) and co-wrote Justin Chon's film Jamojaya which premiered at Sundance.

Her short film In Full Bloom starring Kieu Chinh (The Joy Luck Club) premiered on Short of the Week and played at festivals including Fantastic Fest, Atlanta, Oak Cliff, Indie Memphis, New Orleans and Sidewalk Film Festival. Her newest short Astonishing Little Feet starring Celia Au and Perry Yung premiered on Nowness Asia and screened at MoMA, the Hammer Museum and numerous film festivals. In 2023, Filmmaker Mag included her as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film

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. She also recently directed two episodes of the WGA Award Winning Three Busy Debras (Adult Swim/HBO Max) Season 2. 

Her work primarily focuses on the complexity of the Asian-American experience, intergenerational trauma and her own experience living as a mixed-race American.

A Dream of a Dream Come True (Shōgun)
 / Written By

Shōgun Finale Interview Special
 / The Ringer

Astonishing Little Feet / Best of Vimeo Staff Picks

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

Best Pop Video for "In a Bind" by Vagabon  / 2020 UKMVAs 

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 th
e 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 

Nominated for Best Pop Video - Newcomer / 2016 UKMVAs

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 

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

Music VideosDoug Klinger
Film & TV Management
Chris Davey