Bella Maori is a California native born and raised in Los Angeles. She is a fiction screenwriter, novelist, actress, and a Ph.D. candidate studying Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Women's Studies and critical focus on Black women's identity in media, film, television and professional work environments.
Bella is a social justice activist for women's rights, animal rights, homeless people’s rights, racial injustice and a community leader for marginalized groups.
She has published viral articles for Viva Lifestyle & Travel, wrote a film noir feature length screenplay for her MFA thesis, and directed a short film, The Disillusion of Pretty Butterflies, about social media's psychological effects on Generation X and Millennials self-esteem.
In, 2020 she wrote and directed a webseries pilot about how colorism in Hollywood oppresses black women's identity called "Ugly." The pilot won 7 festival awards in 2021-2022 for categories ranging from: the Best Writer of Festival, Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best TV Web Series, among other international recognitions from festivals m.imdb.com/name/nm2394.
In, 2019 and 2021, her paper South African Women's Voice: Renegotiating the old Colonial Narrative Under New Terms was received with favorable reviews at the National Women's Association Conference NWSA where she served as a panelists.
In 2022 Bella Maori’s essay, Empowering Black Women’s Identity in Private and Public Sectors of Professional America was accepted to The National Student Leadership Diversity Convention. Bella has a Bachelors of Arts from California State University San Bernardino, an Master of Fine Arts from Full Sail University , and a Masters of Teaching from the University of Southern California. She is a member of the Epsilon Sigma chapter for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated. She currently resides in Southern California..
My Latest Work
Screenplay: Go Back
Samples of copy
6 Beautiful Hidden Beaches in LA
Leave your troubles at the park
6 Places You Didn't Even Know Existed in LA
Sample of novel: Falling Embers
Meza Zimegeuka: Ship on the Other Foot
A marine turned race extremist reconstructs a Mississippi plantation that he uses to enslave and kidnap the President of the United States, US congressmen and their families until black people are awarded reparations. However, thing’s don’t go as smooth as planned.