#MemberMonday: Mandy Otero
Today’s #MemberMonday post is about Mandy Otero, from East Bushwick House. Mandy wants to be a screenwriter in New York City and is well on her way to making her dreams come true.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m originally from Monterrey, Mexico, and I developed a passion for cinema when I was like 9. I saw the movie Schindler’s List without my parents’ permission and it blew my mind, and I decided I wanted to work in film. I made it a goal of mine early on that I wanted to move to New York, so I dropped out of college and moved here in January.
Why do you like Outpost Club?
I like the people. I enjoy the company of individuals that I otherwise would not have met.
What’s your favorite Outpost memory?
I went to Coney Island with some Outpost people for the Mermaid Day parade and got lost inside the amusement park. We were looking for a roller coaster and had a map and couldn’t find it anywhere, so we just stopped and got a funnel cake.
What are you working on now?
Right now I’m developing a web-series with two New York-based actresses. We’re entering pre-production for the pilot that we’ll use to crowdfund the rest of the series. It’s a series about two women who become best friends and have to navigate the complicated life of young adults in this world trying to figure out their sexuality and gender expression.