A wonderfully surreal short by Los Angeles-based writer-director Maegan Houang (previously featured here). “In Full Bloom” tells the story of an elderly Vietnamese-American hoarder whose quiet life is upended by a trio of mysterious worms and an ominous black hole.


Starring Kieu Chinh
Director: Maegan Houang
Producer: John J. Lozada, Vanessa Elliott
Cinematographer: Christopher Ripley
Production Designer: Emmy Eves
Editor: Gus Spelman
Stop Motion Animator: Jason Whetzell
VFX Supervisor: Matthew Waukhonen
Score: Robert Ouyang Rusli
Sound Design: Grant Meuers
Costume Design: Anne Valiant
Casting by: Liz Lewis Casting Partners
Cecile’s Husband: Long Dinh
Co-Producer: David Miller, Adele Pham
Hair & Make-up: Kelly Park
Assistant Director: Ted Keffer
Gaffer: Jake Kaster
1st AC: Megan Johnson, Kyle Frank, Shaw Fisher
2nd AC: Isue Shin
Still Photographers: Michelle Tsaikaros, Taylor Johnson
Art Director: Teagan Morin
Set Decorator: Megan Bartley-Matthews
Set Dresser: Jamie Kim
Prop Master: Cynthia Wu
Pupper Flower: Josh Spooner
Storyboard Artist: Joy Sun
Art Coordinator: Alyssa Forstmann
Art PA: Zoe Baxter, Elijah Beckner, Leah Khambata, Ruby Lanet, Pernell Langhorne, Ben Mendina
SPFX Coordinator: Michael Valenzuela
FX Foreman: Chip Mefford
FX Technician: Richard Valenzuela
Title Design: Tiffany Liang
Music Supervisor: Dylan Bostick
Visual Effects Artists: Sevan Najarian, Matthew Waukhonen, Austin Piko
Color: Christopher Ripley
Truck Drivers: Marc Kaplan, Harry Kemp
Key Grip: Marlon O’Brien, Andrew Robes, Anthony Christ, Sean Hunt
BBE: Ryan Johnson, Mohamed Samra
Swing Grip: Barrie Brown, Noah Sellman, Andrew McWilliams
PA: Josh Gordon, Genki Hall, Taylor Johnston, Brooke Kushwaha, Josh Palmer, Charlotte Rand

Production Company: Imposter
Executive Producer: Alex Brinkman, Avtar Khalsa
Head of Production: Alexis Celic


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