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.
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
Audience Award at the 2015 Los Angeles Music Video Festival