On The Cusp, Longlist - Music Video
Shortlist - Music Video

Keeper by Hana Vu

Maegan Houang

Lilac Avenue

This music video was shot in one single take on 16mm.

Maegan Houang is a writer/director interested in exploring the crushing absurdity of the human condition. She is currently a co-producer on The Sympathizer (HBO) and previously served as a story editor on Shōgun (FX) and a staff writer on Counterpart Season 2 (Starz/MRC). She also co-wrote the feature film Jamojaya directed by Justin Chon (Blue Bayou, Gook) starring Indonesian rapper Rich Brian. In 2018, she received a VSCO Voices Creator Grant to direct a short film she wrote In Full Bloom starring Kieu Chinh (The Joy Luck Club) which premiered online on Short of the Week. She recently directed two Season 2 episodes of Three Busy Debras (Adult Swim) starring and created by Mitra Jouhari, Sandy Honig and Alyssa Stonoha, which is currently available on HBOMax. Maegan has also directed music videos for artists such as Mitski, Vagabon, Charly Bliss, Hana Vu, 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.