Dedicated to her mission creating original, fantastic roles for women of all ages and sizes, Mandy was one of four directors chosen to receive the Sony Pictures Television Directing Fellowship and recently was named Best Filmmaker of the Year by NewFilmmakers Los Angeles. Her short film, Killing Vivian, earned her Top Female Filmmaker at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival. Her next film Somebody's Mother, won Best Short at the California Independent Film Festival, Best Director and Best Actress at the Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival, was nominated Best of 2014 by NewFilmmakers Los Angeles, and was selected by Women in Films for their first mini-upfronts, to be pitched as a series for television.
In addition to co-directing the pilot Shitty Boyfriends, executive produced by Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky, Mandy wrote and created the Primetime Emmy winning digital series Dropping the Soap (starring Jane Lynch). In the fall of 2016, Lifetime launched her original digital series The Young Hillary Diaries. Just last month, Mandy was selected to participate in The Writers Lab, sponsored by NYWIFT and IRIS and funded by Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey, to do a rewrite on her feature script, Late Bloomer, before the script is produced next year.
Mandy lives in LA with her husband Patrick Fabian, her daughters Abbey and Delilah, and an impressive collection of reusable water bottles.