Following Mandy is an inspiring observational documentary about charismatic comedian and fierce community activist Mandy Nolan’s colourful tilt at one of Australia's greyest institutions, the Federal House of Representatives.
Mandy takes us on a journey from her childhood deep in the heartland of Joh Bjelke-Peterson's Queensland to her rise as a local celebrity in the Byron Bay region, an Australian beacon of counterculture and activism.
Along the way Mandy connects with everyday people and experts in open and honest discussions about how rising inequality, domestic violence, and a sense of impending environmental catastrophe are impacting their lives. But it’s not all doom and gloom! In her uniquely warm and engaging way, Mandy explores the creative solutions available to decision makers right now.
The natural and social environment we enjoy today exists because of the tireless and selfless dedication of dozens of politically engaged citizens, activists, artists, journalists and politicians. Mandy is has been all of these except a politician...until now.