Esabella Anna Karena Strickland

Esabella Anna Karena Strickland

Award Winning Actress, Multi Award Winning Filmmaker, Award Winning Writer, Media Host and Artist at Creative Arts Talent & Literary Management - Fabian Verela
Actor, Filmmaker, Host/presenter and Screenwriter

Vancouver, Canada

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October 2018
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About Esabella

15-year-old Esabella Anna Karena Strickland is an Award Winning Actress, Filmmaker, Novel Writer, Artist, Media Host 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, Moontime, 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 on to win at several film festivals.
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 had the honour of co-hosting the 53rd and 54th annual Variety Show of Hearts Telethon as their Youth Ambassador. 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.

​Esabella loves horseback riding, taekwondo, swimming, piano and baking.

Unique traits: Taekwondo Red Belt

Loglines

  • Then and There Here and Where

    Then and There Here and Where Budget: $30M+ | Mystery Historical Adventure Drama An Edu-Entertainment fast paced coming of age family drama/thriller. Learning about Historical Women, Cultural Goddesses and Shoes On the eve of her 16th birthday, Orabella discovers a family secret that will change her life forever. 

Credits

  • A Conversation with E

    A Conversation with E (2020)
    Film Writer, cinematographer

  • Then and There, Here and Where

    Then and There, Here and Where (2020)
    Film Script Writer There comes a time in every little girl’s life where she has to grow up. For daydreaming Orabella, that means thinking about high school. On the last day of junior high, Orabella takes time deciding what path she wants to go down: homeschooling or the traditional school system. It’s going to be hard not having her friends around, who have always understood her ADHD, dyslexia, and social anxiety. They never judged her for it. Yet ever since the eve of her community centre’s party, Orabella hasn’t been able to shake the feeling that something— or someone— has been watching her. Something dark and unsettling, that seems to take the shape of one of her classmates. The feeling doesn’t stop even when she returns home. It’s that same sense of dark, mysterious dread that plagues Orabella when her parents suddenly vanish into thin air, leaving her alone and confused. Orabella becomes left with more questions than answers, and she hopes her grandparents might be able to shed light upon the mystery. As she stays with them, Orabella learns that her family is more than they seem, and their legacy ends with her. She’s woefully out of her element as she steps into the role her ancestors left behind, but if it helps Orabella find her lost parents, she’ll do whatever it takes.

  • Project Drink

    Project Drink (2020)
    Commercial by SMUGGLER / Filmgroup.TV / Benji Weinstein Daugther

  • MoonTime

    MoonTime (2019)
    Film Actress

  • Good Boys

    Good Boys (2019)
    Film Actress

  • The NoteBook

    The NoteBook (2019)
    Film (short) by Young Movie Makwrs (Thriller) Actress, Writer

  • The Game

    The Game (2018)
    Film (short) Actress

  • My Red Ball

    My Red Ball (2018)
    Film (short) (Thriller) Actress, Writer, Co-Director

  • Things We Take

    Things We Take (2018)
    Film (short) Actress

  • Enlightenment

    Enlightenment (2018)
    Film (short) Actress

  • Travelers

    Travelers (2018)
    TV Series Actress

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events

    A Series of Unfortunate Events (2018)
    TV Series Actress

  • Zoo

    Zoo (2017)
    TV Series Miscellaneous Crew

  • A Dialouge with Pandora

    A Dialouge with Pandora
    Actress

  • Arthur's Gift

    Arthur's Gift
    Film (short) Actress

  • Imperium

    Imperium
    TV Mini Actress

Awards

  • Montreal International Indie Short Film Awards - Best Youth Award
    (2020)

  • WCTE-PBS Downtown Film Festival - Best Young Filmmaker
    (2020)

  • Montreal International Indie Short Film Awards - Best Script - Then and There, Here and Where
    (2020)

  • Canadian Cinematography Awards (CaCA - Finalist - Best Script
    (2020)

  • Barrie Film Festival - Best High School Short
    (2020)

  • Chocolate City International Film Festival - Best Young FilmMaker
    (2019)

  • Just Be You Performing Artist Youth Film Festival - Best Young Movie Maker
    (2019)

Education

  • Cinlab
    (2020-2020)

  • Young Movie Makers
    (2018-2020)

  • Vancouver Young Acting School
    (2017-2017)

  • leblanc school of acting
    (2019)

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