With no formal training, Izabela started her film career as a volunteer for film and television Production Companies. She quickly worked her way up from a set PA to a First Assistant Director, having worked on local television shows and independent films. During this time she accumulated the experience and people she needed in order to write, produce, and direct her first short film, NEDE. Aside from set experience, she has also worked in film sales and distribution, as well as in the Toronto film festival scene.
From 2001-2005, Izabela attended Florida Gulf Coast University on a full athletic/academic scholarship, from which she graduated with a degree in Criminal Forensics (she should have gone to film school instead). Izabela is currently working as a children’s book illustrator, while continuing to develop and produce her own independent film projects.