Another beautiful video for Vagabon by Los Angeles-based writer-director Maegan Houang (previously featured here). Building on the idea of being trapped indoors by bad weather, “In a Bind” creates a timeless world that one would want to both inhabit and rebel against. As Houang explains further: “We used rear screen projection and practical special effects to create a series of obstacles for her to continuously overcome.”

Watch above and see full credits below!


Director: Maegan Houang
Producers: Ben Kang, John Lozada
Co-Producers: Maegan Houang, Joanna Nguyen
DP: Joanna Nguyen
1st AC : Jacob Perry
2nd AC: Zach Hauptman
Ronin Tech: Adam Hahn
BTS Photographer: Hannah Baker, Lorenzo Sisti
Gaffer: Genevieve Evans
BBE/DMX Board Op: Quin Brudos Sommers
Electrician/Projectionist: Chase Dubose
Key Grip: Matthew Planer, Kevin Chiu
BBG: Wooho Kim
Grip PA: Roneal Galang, Amanda Martinez
Production Designer: Terry Watson
Art Director: Abigail Childs
Set Decorator: Phi Tran
SPFX: Shane Bannon
Set Dresser: Alexandra Papoban, Georgie Lyle
Construction Coordinator: Karlen Shahinyan
Leadman: Brandon Allen
Propmaster: Patricia Gonzalez
Art PA: Li-Wei Chu, Onitra Johnson
Makeup Artist: Erin Pea, Fesa
Stylist: Autumn Randolph
Choreographer: Derek Nemechek
Colorist: Chris Ripley
Editor: Henry Kaplan
VFX Supervisor: Matthew Wauhkonen
1st AD: Marques Mallare
Production Coordinator: Ferran Molina
Talent Wrangler: Lorenzo Sisti
PA: Marissa Lee
Location Manager: Omar Martinez
Executive Producers: Jenn Khoe, Sacha Smith

An Antidote Films and Lilac Avenue Production

Special Thanks: Ethan Young, Jacob Perry, T-Stop,
FilmED, Dave Junker, Kazmo Kida,
Karim Belkasemi, Bill Hunt, Wooden Nickel,
Geronimo Creek, Eco Sets, Kris Barberg,
Beaux Mendes, Colorlab, Jenn Khoe, and Sacha Smith


This video was submitted by Maegan Houang and selected by our team. Click here if you have a project you’d like us to check out!

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