UNIONS:  ACTRA, CAEA

AGENCY:  Self Represented (Toronto), Ten48 Inc. (Calgary)

HEIGHT:  5'0"

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​Mandi is an actor, screenwriter, director, singer, musician, artist, independent producer and Pochinko clown that calls Toronto, Ontario home. Whether it’s on stage, on screen, or in grandma’s living room, she has dedicated her life to the art of storytelling.

Having gotten her start in the industry in 2002, Mandi has appeared in a variety of projects ranging from Amazon Prime's hit series The Boys, Canadian comedy-drama Private Eyes, and Bruce McCulloch's Young Drunk Punk, to name a few. From 2014 to 2017, Mandi completed her Pochinko Clown training, having taken 3 intensives with Canada's leading clown and mask teacher Jan Henderson at the University of Alberta. Additionally, Mandi is known throughout Central and Western Canada for impersonating Bernadette from The Big Bang Theory in musical theatre parodies.

Her most recent credits include Annie & Pepper, a short stop-motion animation film in which she created solo for the Stuck At Home 48 Hour Film Project 2020, Drink Up and Good Grief, two short dramatic films that she wrote, directed and co-produced, as well as The Fardy Brothers, an award-winning 7 minute mockumentary in which she co-produced, co-directed, co-wrote and performed in as a part of the 2019 48 Hour Film Project (Toronto).

 

Mandi has also recently finished writing her second feature Feeling Unreal, a mental health-focused film that made it to the second round of the 2020 Sundance Development Track, second round of the Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, and the ScreenCraft Fellowship semifinal round, as well as Metagame, a fantasy/adventure coming-of-age Dungeons & Dragons-inspired feature film. 

 

When she’s not writing or performing, she can be found rummaging for treasure in thrift stores, solving puzzles in escape rooms or throwing plastic spoons during screenings of The Room.

AWARDS

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Short film; co-writer, co-director and co-producer

 

PRESS/REVIEWS

"...Maxwell and Gabel shine onstage, with strong performances and a command of the swiftly moving dialogue. They have a chemistry between them, and serious acting chops in their own right.”

– Rosie Fernandez, CBC

Georama, 2015 Fringe Festival Tour

 

"... a very genuine connection … drawing from real lovehurt feelings, and moments of vulnerability."

– Sarah Siddiqui, Mooney on Theatre

Georama, 2015 Fringe Festival Tour

 

"[Mandi] was wonderful - when she sang Climb Every Mountain I got goosebumps and shivers up my spine all at the same time. It was moving and positively thrilling and everyone went “WOW” when she was done. No doubt she is loaded with talent - she can certainly sing, but she was also the best female dancer that night as well, plus she can act. She possesses a powerful voice in a compact package."

Maureen Johnson, Audience Member

NCIS: A Canadian Affair musical parody, Jubilations