Described as a "Renaissance Girl" for her multitude of talents. 17-year-old Esabella A.K. Strickland is a Multi Award-Winning Filmmaker and Screenwriter, Award-Winning Actress, Media Host, and Published Writer. Esabella is also an Artist, and GenZ Influencer based out of Vancouver, BC. She is a young, raw talent who is a Neurodiverse advocate and empowering figure against bullying through the arts.
Esabella starred in local indie short films 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 over 72 International Film Festivals, winning at 11 of them.
Esabella has also made appearances on local productions of Travelers, Goodboys, and Series of Unfortunate Events. She recently landed a role on a California milk commercial and a role alongside Greg Kinnear and Terry Chen in a feature film called Sight that will appear in theatres in Spring 2022. Esabella is also the youngest member and supporter of Women In TV and FIlm Vancouver.
Esabella has won several film festival awards for her feature film screen adaptation of her Novel Then and There, Here and Where. including winning the grand prize of $250,000 US at the Your Script Produced Screenwriting contest. She was also behind the camera for A Conversation with E which was made through the CineLab Filmmaking Camp. A Conversation with E is already a film festival winner and fan-favorite winning at 22 film festivals. Esabella also teamed up with Paul Greene to help produce her first independent short film A Dialogue with Pandora has gone on to win 5 film festival awards
Esabella recently joined Graisland Entertainment as a GenZ Screenwriter. Esabella is collaborating with Producer and Screenwriter Michael Grais (Poltergeist) on the next generation of Horror Films including their feature film Death Noise. EsaBella has also developed a Feature Film and TV Pilot adaptation of the Award Winning Novel Then and There Here and Where - A Orabella the Oracle Saga
Esabella had the honour of co-hosting the 53rd, 54th, 55th and 56th annual Variety Show of Hearts Telethon as their Youth Ambassador. Esabella was 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 youngest 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 was published March 2nd, 2021. The main character of the book; Orabella is a Neurodiverse who learns to become a heroine. Esabella's goal is to have girls feel connected and empowered by Orabella. It has appeared #1 on Amazon's hot new release list.
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 whom she works with.
Karolina Turek Headshot
Karolina Turek Photography
Talent Agent: Bridget Drynan
Characters Talent Management
Publicist: Lisa Wartur
Literary Agent: Tammy Hunt
Citizen Skull Management
Citizen Skull Management — Citizen Skull Productions