Maegan Houang

"Keeper" by Hana Vu

Music Videos

"Keeper" by Hana Vu

Directed by Maegan Houang

Currently curated in Dream House: Inside Music + Video

Director's statement: “When I listened to ‘Keeper,’ I thought about how we’re all trapped by different societal expectations — whether it’s from work, family, friends or the devil inside ourselves. I wanted to make a video that expressed the feeling of not being seen when all you really want to do is explode. By shooting the video in a single take we never let the audience off the hook. Just like Hana, we’re trapped in a cycle of being constantly ignored. I set the film in a family environment because as viewers we usually associate families with a sense of security and safety. The family environment created a contrast to Hana’s bursting performance and underscored the pain of not being visible, even sometimes by your own relatives.

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Official Selection SXSW 2022
Official Selection Atlanta Film Festival 2022
1.4 Short List 2022