Maegan Houang

M Houang Director Headshot 2 Photo by Bao Ngo

Based in Los Angeles, Maegan Houang is a filmmaker who loves using genre to experiment with film form.

Brands Worked With

  • Short of the Week
  • Mitski
  • Vagabon
  • Charly Bliss
  • Chastity Belt

Creative Interests

  • Film
  • Indie Music
  • Books about nature
M Houang Director Headshot 2 Photo by Bao Ngo

About Maegan

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.