Mandy Fabian grew up in a tiny no-stoplight town in central Texas, moved to Austin and became the youngest member of a professional sketch comedy troupe before attending Vassar College to major in film. (What? I know. Her parents thought that too.)
After doing sketch, improv and theater in downtown NYC spaces much cooler than she is, she moved to LA, bought a horse, and worked as a singer-songwriter, producing 3 albums and playing on the capitol steps, until finding her home as a writer-director.
Since then, her passion has been creating female-driven stories and characters. Mandy co-created and directed The Young Hillary Diaries, Lifetime’s first digital series, and wrote the Amazon digital series Dropping the Soap, which won Jane Lynch an Emmy for Best Actress in a Short Form Original in 2017. She was awarded a fellowship from the Sony Pictures Television Diverse Directing Program, was named “Best New Filmmaker of the Year” by NewFilmmakers LA and her screenplay, Late Bloomer, featuring LGBTQ+ characters and women over 60, was selected for the NYWIFT Meryl Streep/Oprah Winfrey Writers Lab. Recently, she was one of six directors chosen to lead an all-female crew for the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge, and the independent pilot she directed, Vicarious, won Audience Awards at Dances With Films and the LA Indie Film Festival.
Currently, Mandy’s first feature, Jess Plus None, which she wrote and directed, was awarded a finishing fund grant from Warner Bros. One-Fifty and the WIF ReFrame Stamp, which serves as a mark of distinction for projects that achieve gender balance in hiring, both on-screen and off. It’s a modern day homage to The Big Chill, and a feminist rom-com.
Mandy lives in LA with her husband Patrick Fabian, her daughters Abbey and Delilah, and an impressive collection of reusable water bottles.
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