Described as a "Renaissance Girl" for her multitude of talent. 15-year-old Esabella Anna Karena Strickland is a Multi Award-Winning Filmmaker, Award-Winning Writer, Award-Winning Actress, Award-Winning Media Host, Artist, and GenZ Influencer based out of Vancouver, BC. She is a young, raw talent who is a learning disability advocate and empowering figure against bullying through the arts.
Esabella starred in local indie short film's Enlightenment, Things You Take, and Arthurs Gift. She also co-wrote, co-directed and starred in the Short Film My Red Ball and The Notebook through the Young Movie Makers Program. My Red Ball handles themes of bullying, written through Esabella's own life experience, it has gone to appear in 60 International Film Festivals, winning at 10 of them.
Esabella has also made appearances on local productions of Travelers, Goodboys, and Series of Unfortunate Events. Esabella is also the youngest member and supporter of Women In TV and FIlm Vancouver.
Esabella is also an Award-Winning Filmmaker and Writer for her feature film screen adaptation of her Novel Then and There, Here and Where which has won at several film festivals for Best Script. She was also behind the camera for A Conversation with E which was made through the CineLab Filmmaking Camp this summer. A Conversation with E is already an official selection of the 2021 Cannes Short Film Festival and has won at several film festivals. This lead to her writing and producing her first Independent film called A Dialogue with Pandora this fall with the support of Actor Paul Greene.
Esabella recently joined Graisland Entertainment as a GenZ Script Consultant and is collaborating with Producer and Screenwriter Michael Grais on the next generation of Horror Films.
Esabella had the honour of co-hosting the 53rd and 54th annual Variety Show of Hearts Telethon as their Youth Ambassador and was recently invited back to host the 55th Telethon in 2021. Esabella was also an EveRiathing red carpet host to support the 2019 Joey awards. Esabella was the ambassador and host for Geektopia 2019 to help raise money for the Amanda Todd Legacy. Esabella is also the ambassador and virtual host for the 2020 Meowfest to help raise money for the Langley Animal Protection Society, and Regional Animal Protection Society.
Esabella was invited to the 2019 Adobe Summit as an Adobe insider and speaker. She was the young influencer to attend the Las Vegas event and was in the top 10 in Social Media Engagement during the week of the Summit. Many were impressed by her empathy, compassion and insight of a Genz'r
Esabella has finished co-writing her first Young Adult Novel. Then and There, Here and Where, which will be published March 2nd, 2021. The main character of the book; Orabella has a learning disability while learning to become a heroine. Esabella's goal is to have girls feel connected and empowered by Orabella. As an artist, she is a painter, drawer and a jean pocket painter for celebrities and special orders of which 10% of sales go towards local charities
Esabella has worked hard to train herself with techniques she uses to deal with both her anxiety, Adhd, and dyslexia, Through this process she's discovered what she calls her two superpowers, memorizing and a higher level of sensitivity towards others, including the characters she plays, She has also trained herself with mindfulness and grounding techniques to cope with her anxiety - something she hopes to pass onto those who she works with.
  • Writer (6 Credits)
    A Dialogue with Pandora
    Screenplay, Short Script
    Neurodivergent Society
    Student, Television Script
    A Dialogue with Pandora2021
    Short
    A conversation with E2020
    Student
    The Note Book2019
    Short, Student
    My Red Ball2018
    Short, Student
  • Acting (3 Credits)
    A Dialogue with Pandora2021
    Short
    The Note Book2019
    Short, Student
    My Red Ball2018
    Short, Student
  • Director (2 Credits)
    The Note Book2019
    Short, Student
    My Red Ball2018
    Short, Student
  • Cinematography (1 Credit)
    A conversation with E2020
    Student
Offical Selection
A conversation with E
Lift Off Global Network - First Time Filmmaker Session 2020
London
2020
Offical Selection
A conversation with E
Oregon state International FIlm Festival OSIFF
Cornvallis
2020
Finalist
The Note Book
Gold Coast International Film Festival
New York
2020
Finalist
The Note Book
Barnes Film Festival
london
2020
Offical Selection
The Note Book
Lahore International children's Film Festival
Lahore
2020
Official Selection
The Note Book
Airdrie Film Festival
airdrie
2020
Offical Selection
The Note Book
CMS,INTERNATIONAL CHILREN'S FILM FESTIVAL (ICFF)
Lucknow
2020
Offical Selection
The Note Book
Cine Teen FIlm Festival
San Diego
2020
Offical Selection
The Note Book
FIFES Comedy film festival
Zagreb
2020
Finalist
The Note Book
Brooklyn SciFi Film Festival
Brooklyn
2020
Offical Selection
The Note Book
Cinemira- Budapest International Children's Film Festival
Budapest
2020
Offical Selection
The Note Book
International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh
Dhaka
2020
Offical Selection
The Note Book
Branson International FIlm Festival
Branson
2020
Offical Selection
The Note Book
Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Finalist
The Note Book
DYTIATKO international children's Media Festival
DYTIATKO
2020
Maple Leaf Award
The Note Book
Reel Girls Film Festival
Toronto
2020
Offical Selection
My Red Ball
Her International FIlm Festival
2020
Official Selection
My Red Ball
Broadway International Film Festival - Los Angeles
Los Angeles
2020
Official Selection
My Red Ball
UFA Youth short FIlm Festival
UFA
2020
Semi Finalist
My Red Ball
Reel To Reel Global Youth Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Offical Selection
My Red Ball
New York World Film Festival
New York
2020
Semi Finalist
My Red Ball
Childrens Cinema Awards
Amsterdam
2020
Offical Selection
My Red Ball
Reel Girls Film Festival
Toronto
2020
Best Youth Award
My Red Ball
Montreal International Indie Short FIlm Festival
Montreal
2020
Official Selection
My Red Ball
GIrls Improved International Film Festival
Austin
2020
Semi Finalist
My Red Ball
Real Time International Film Festival (RTF)
Lagos
2020
Offical Selection
My Red Ball
Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival
Charleston
2020
Offical Selection
My Red Ball
West Chesterr FIlm Festival
West Chester
2020
Offical Selection
My Red Ball
Hamilton Youth Film Festival
Hamilton
2020
Offical Selection
My Red Ball
Holden FIlm Festival
Holden
2020
offical Selection
My Red Ball
Moinho Cine Fest
Moinho
2020
Finalist
My Red Ball
Gold Coast International Film Festival
New York
2020
Finalist
My Red Ball
New Optics Film Festival - A Film Festival for the Next Generation
Sherman Oaks
2020
Finalist
My Red Ball
Women In Horror Film Festival
Marietta
2020
Best Young Filmmaker
My Red Ball
WCTE-PBS Downtown FIlm Festival
Cookseville
2020
OFFICAL SELECTION
The Note Book
up-and-coming Intern. Film Festival Hannover
HANNOVER
2019
SEMI-FINALIST
The Note Book
ENIMATION festival
MALIBOR
2019
AWARD WINNER
The Note Book
ALTFF Alternative Film Festival
Toronto
2019
Offical Selection
My Red Ball
Sinevizyon
Sinevizyon Alsancak
2019
Offical Selection
My Red Ball
Fantasm's Shock Reel Cinema Film Festival
Orlando
2019
Offical Selection
My Red Ball
North America Teaser Future Film Festival (NATFFF)
Los Angeles
2019
Offical Selection
My Red Ball
Enimation
Maribor
2019
Offical Selection
My Red Ball
Grand Rapids Feminst Film Festival
Grand Rapids
2019
Offical Selection
My Red Ball
The Stone Flower Youth Film Festival
Sverdlovsk
2019
official selection
My Red Ball
Orchids Children's Film Festival
2019
Official Selection
My Red Ball
Newart IFF Youth Film Festival
Newart
2019
Selection
My Red Ball
Summer Scream Fest
Marietta
2019
Selection
My Red Ball
Doko Film Festival
Blythwood
2019
Selection
My Red Ball
Cayenne Short FIlm Festival
New York
2019
Selection
My Red Ball
First Time FIlm Makers Session
Pine wood
2019
Selection
My Red Ball
San Diego International Kids FIlm Festival
San Diego
2019
Offical Selection
My Red Ball
Santa Monica International Teen Film Festival
Santa Monica
2019
Offical Selection
My Red Ball
Bam! Festival
Angelton, Texas
2019
Offical Selection
My Red Ball
DADASAHEB PHALKE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020
Mumbai,
2019
Selection
My Red Ball
Imaginarium Comic Con Film Festivals
2019
Selection
My Red Ball
West Miami International Film Festival
West Miami
2019
Selection
My Red Ball
Doko Film Fest
Blythewood, South Carolina
2019
Selection
My Red Ball
MICE
Valencia
2019
Official Selection
My Red Ball
The World Festival of Emerging Cinema
indies
2019
Offical Selection
My Red Ball
Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Semi-Finalist
My Red Ball
International FIlm Festival "Cinema and You"
2019
Best Youth Film - Second Place
My Red Ball
Branson International Film Festival
Branson
2019
3rd Place - Audience
My Red Ball
CineTeen Film Festival - San Diego
San Diego
2019
Semi-Finalist
My Red Ball
Children's International Film Festival
North Carolina
2019
Best of Kids Fest
My Red Ball
Reel To Reel Internaitonal Film Festival
Kings Mountain
2019
Best Horror Short
My Red Ball
AltFF Alternative FIlm Festival
Toronto
2019
Best Cast
My Red Ball
300 Seconds short film Festival
Toronto
2019
Best Young FIlmmaker
My Red Ball
Barrie Film Festival
Toronto
2019
Best Young FIlm Maker Award
My Red Ball
Just Be You Performing Arts Youth Film Festival
New Jersey
2019
Best Youth Film Director
My Red Ball
The Cholocate City International Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Selection
My Red Ball
The Lift-Off Sessions
Pinewood Studios
2018
Finalist - Under 5 min
My Red Ball
Oniros Film Awards
Aosata
2018
College
Vancouver Young Movie Makers
20172019
High School
CineLab - Vancouver
3 Week Filmmaking intensive
2020
Birth Date
August 27
Nickname
bella
Birth City
Vancouver
Current City
Vancouver
Hometown
Vancouver
Height
5'6
Gender
Female
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Leo
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. - Helen Keller
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