N'Zuri Za Austin is an innovative filmmaker, whose film journey began in 2014. Austin was born in Little Rock, Arkansas; however, at an early age her childhood was split between Arkansas with her mother and Newark, NJ with her father.
She first attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she majored in Business. She later changed her degree to Mass Communication with an emphasis in Journalism. After being introduced to the world of filmmaking by her former professor, Kyle Trevor and mentor Skyy Banks, Austin soon realized that the true beauty of words were in the motion they created, and so set out to write life.
Roar In The Rock Films is a black female-owned production company that focuses on creating character-driven narrative films about life, about love, and about truth in the black community.
Battle Line: A Mother's Perspective
Film (Short and Drama) Actress Battle Line: The Series is Artivism (Art & Activism) through the use of poetry and film. It is a way to get important messages in front of the eyes that need to see them, in a way that will make them look. It gives mothers, fathers, children, and law enforcement the ability to speak up and speak out on what the All Lives/Black Lives Matter Movement means to them.
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Carl Jackson's the Jesus Freak
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Film (Short) Actress When 8 year old Kizzi is teased for bringing her uncle to the father daughter dance, she soon realizes how important having a father is; and wonders why she doesn't have one
This Is Not a Test
Film (Short and Horror) Actress Two detectives are called in to investigate a series of murders. With no leads, their only clue is an ominous broadcast.
Film (Short and Drama) Writer Unspoken Truth is a barefaced, tear-jerking glimpse of domestic abuse from a child's perspective. Every shot is intensely crafted to take you on a journey of how love, resentment, jealousy, and abuse can have a damaging effect on more than just the people directly involved. Written by Nzuri Za Austin
National Black Film Festival
ABFF TV ONE Screenplay Competition