Fragments of a Reflection

Nothing is what it appears to be in the conflicted lives of five women who on the surface appear to have it all together.

Fragments of a Reflection is a collection of short stories and poetry that narrate the lives of five different women who appear to be beautiful, successful, and emotionally strong. The women, however, conscious of their internal truth, know they are nothing more than what the mirror says they are – a fragmented reflection.

The characters are all damaged in some way: a writer in search of the person she used to be; a woman who would kill to be loved; a mother grieving the death of her only child; a witness unable to stop a deadly assault; a prisoner who finds peace behind bars; and a father’s broken promise to his daughter.

Fragments of a Reflection is a book that is filled with emotion, pain, and anger. It draws us daringly into the lives of these five women and forces us to take a look at our very own fragmented reflection.



Battle Line

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. The goal of the series is to give 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, in a constructive and artistic manner.



Genine Ware

Deanna Chandler

N'Zuri Za Austin

Michael Guinn

Derrick Le’

Patrick Stephens

Trisha Zarate

Josh Dunford

Anthony Fort




Creator: N’Zuri Za Austin

Poetry By: Calvin J Walker, N'Zuri Za Austin, Deanna Chandler, Michael Guinn, Patrick Stephens

Executive Producer(s): N'Zuri Za Austin, Kevin Tillett

Producers: Deanna Chandler (Mothers Perspective) 

                     Kevin Tillett, N'Zuri Za Austin, Ted Ramasola (Mothers/Fathers/Cops Perspective)

Director of Photography: Ted Ramasola

Editor: Ted Ramasola

Director: Calvin J Walker

Assistant Director: N'Zuri Za Austin

Grip: Richard Davis

Casting: Latoya Muhammad (Vanguard Casting)

Casting Assistant: Kevin Tillett (CMMG)

Acting Coach: Lafayette Dennis

Production Assistants: Kimiko Jones, Kevin Tillett

Wardrobe Consultant: Hadia Miller

Makeup Artist: Ameerah Crayton, Beauty By Smaq






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.



Naima Miller

Jesamine Katzman

Hadia Miller

David Dixxon

Madisyn McCulloch

Mattie McGrady

Mekdas Dereje

James Henley



Writer: N’Zuri Za Austin

Director: Keagan Austin, David Dixxon, N'Zuri Za Austin

Executive Producer(s): N’Zuri Za Austin

Director of Photography: Keagan Austin, David Dixxon

Editor: Keagan Austin, David Dixxon

Acting Coach: Lafayette Dennis




Unspoken Truth

When leaving isn’t an option.​



Christa Hopson

T. Dion Burns

Tania Kelley

Daveon Coleman

Latiera Golliday

Antisha Anderson-Scruggs

Kaitlyn Wyre

Nicolas Myers

Juli Tapken

Rachel Riahi



Writer: N’Zuri Za Austin

Executive Producer(s): N’Zuri Za Austin

Produced by: Roar in the Rock Films & TGU Films

Director: Brody Chaze

Director of Photography: Chip Simons