Ella Janes, a 2022 YoungArts FINALIST in film, was born on April 25, 2006, in Los Angeles, CA with the most stellar view of the Hollywood sign. Raised in the hustle and bustle of Tinseltown, Ella Janes began writing and directing films when she was 7 years old and dropped a fan/parody video on Youtube that garnered over 2.8 million views. At 11 years old, she got signed with Adolescent Content and began directing commercials for big brands such as GoldieBlox and Crayola. At 12, Ella moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and began working on her award-winning and issue-driven debut short film CODE RED. The rapidly growing film industry in Oklahoma has brought even more opportunities for Janes to work with some of the industry's most talented players. Ms. Janes is in no way done with her climb up the film industry ladder and is thrilled to be sharing her most recent work, THE FIRST 280 HONEST WORDS OF MY LIFE, with the world. Recently, Janes has been named a 2022 YoungArts Finalist in film, the organization's highest honor. Janes has been recognized for her caliber of achievement and joined 720 of the most accomplished young visual, literary, and performing artists from throughout the country, as well as being accepted into the National Film Festival for Talented Youth.