In Full Bloom

Experimental, Narrative

Produced in USA | 2019 | 11 min

Language: English

Sat Oct 15 at 3:00pm-4:50pm

SET 8

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Synopsis

In Full Bloom is a surrealist short film about Cecile, played by Kieu Chinh (The Joy Luck Club), who is overcoming the loss of a partner while living within the parameters of a female, Vietnamese immigrant. Cecile is an agoraphobic hoarder, paradoxically practicing what she loves — gardening — indoors without the help of direct sunlight. Her gardening and hoarding habits force her to make an unnerving, life-changing decision.

Maegan Houang

Director's Biography

Maegan Houang is a writer and director based in Los Angeles. Born and raised in East Lansing, MI, she grew up watching Hong Kong movies that her father showed her on repeat.

She recently worked on Season Two of Starz show Counterpart as a staff writer. She wrote episode 207, No Strings Attached and co-wrote the season finale with creator Justin Marks. Maegan also directed several acclaimed music videos. Her video for Mitski’s, Happy, was ranked #3 Best of the Year in Fact Magazine. Tom Breihan of Stereogum said if he had made the list of best music video directors of 2016, Maegan's name would be #1. Her video for Skylar Spence’s, I Can’t Be Your Superman, received a Vimeo Staff Pick, and was nominated for a UKMVA. Her work has been featured in 1.4, Noisey, Videostatic, Promo TV News, Shots Magazine, and Fangoria among others.

Credits

Producer:

John J. Lozada, Vanessa Elliott

Writer:

Maegan Houang

Cinematographer:

Christopher Ripley

Sound:

Grant Meuers

Editor:

Gus Spelman

Lead Actor/Actress:

Kieu Chinh