N'Zuri Za Austin is an American poet, director, and screenwriter. She 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.
Austin first attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she majored in Business but later in life changed her degree to Mass Communication with an emphasis in Journalism.
After being cast as an extra in "With You" a film by Scott McEntire, and music videos with Kyle T Miller Productions and Vibe Vision Productions, Austin realized that the true beauty of words were in the motion they created and so set out to write life.
Austin founded Roar in the Rock Films in 2010. She is known for her films "Unspoken Truth", a short on one of the biggest problems that plague our communities - domestic violence, and "Bastard" the story of a Fatherless Child. She is in post-production of her book Fragments of a Reflection and her Poetry in Motion Film Series, "Battle Line". She is also working on the development of her web series "Invisible Bars" and the production of her feature films "Stella" and "Tale of a Script".
Austin resides in Dallas, Texas with her youngest son. When not working and writing, she enjoys running, reading, and doing volunteer work with her OES chapter.
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