Austin S. Harris is a writer, performer, and filmmaker who graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and currently lives in New York City. Austin has written and directed several projects as an NYU student, including Dal Segno, a short he co-directed that was official selection at NFFTY; Pants Role, a web series co-created with Sam Block and Emory Parker that won Best Web Series at the Fusion Film Festival, and Jordan Presents, a film Austin also acted in that was a finalist at NYU's New Visions & Voices Festival, won two Craft Awards (Best Lead Actor for Austin and Best Supporting Actor for Luke Wehner), won Best Comedy Film at the Hollywood Verge Film Awards, and was featured on their podcast. Austin also enjoys writing and performing sketch comedy, is a contributor for The Huffington Post, and is in post-production on his senior thesis, Stevie's Aliens. In May of 2017, Austin won the Lorraine Hansberry/Ralph Ellison Arts, Performance, and Media Award from the NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, an award that recognizes a student who has worked to promote the diverse representation of people of color in the arts, entertainment and media, for his work in film and online writing.