About

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Maegan Houang is a writer/director based in Los Angeles interested in exploring the crushing absurdity of the human condition. She is currently a story editor on Shōgun (FX) and previously served as a staff writer on Season Two of Counterpart (Starz/MRC). 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.

Maegan has also directed music videos for artists such as Mitski, Vagabon, Charly Bliss, Chastity Belt and Skylar Spence. Her videos have been recognized by SXSW, Noisey, Fact Magazine, UKMVAs, Stereogum, Pitchfork, Raindance Film Festival, Vimeo Staff Picks and Videostatic. Her work primarily focuses on the complexity of the Asian-American experience, intergenerational trauma and her own experience living as a mixed-race American.


Press

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 

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