Founded in 2014 by award winning screenwriter, N’Zuri Za Austin, Roar in the Rock Films is a production company that produces features, shorts, webseries and commercials. As of 2018, Roar has produced 3 short films, 1 feature film, a book trailer, and a web series. Roar has also collaborated with several production companies on writing projects in Little Rock, Atlanta and the DFW area.
It's true what they say about me—I’m a nobody. I’m not a doctor or a lawyer. I’m not a famous author, a model, or a superstar. Heck, I’m not even star quality. And I can pretty much guarantee you that no one will ever watch me on reality TV—which is odd, because my life is as real as reality will get. Crazy, huh, how most people will tune in to their favorite reality shows, watch their favorite stars, and become entranced by a false reality, when the truth is, reality is right in front of them—every day, every hour, every waking minute.
Well, my truth anyway...
- N'Zuri (Fragments of a Reflection)
N'Zuri Za Austin is a poet, author, 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 a music production by Professor/Playwright Kyle T Miller, she began to realize that the true beauty of words were in the motion they created, and so set out to write life. She is known for her films, Unspoken Truth - a short on domestic violence; Bastard - the story of a Fatherless Child; Battle Line – a Poetry in Motion Film Series, and her recently published book, Fragments of a Reflection. She is also the 2016 ABFF/TV One Screenplay Competition Winner for her script Tale of a Script.
Through her writing, Austin hopes to spark thought provoking commentary as well as arouse others to speak up and speak out about the painful truths they face on a day to day basis when they look at themselves in the mirror. She believes that it is time we all stopped hiding behind the truth, and start living in spite of it.