Austin S. Harris is a writer, performer, and filmmaker who graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and currently works as a development assistant in Los Angeles. Austin has written and directed several projects, including Stevie’s Aliens, a sci-fi short film that won Best Cinematography at NFFTY (National Film Festival for Talented Youth) 2018, was featured at the San Francisco International Airport, and was distributed online by DUST; and Jordan Presents, a comedic short film about race that Austin also acted in which was a finalist at NYU's New Visions & Voices Festival, won two Craft Awards (including Best Lead Actor for Austin), won Best Comedy Film at the Hollywood Verge Film Awards, and was featured on their podcast. Austin has written for The Huffington Post and Afropunk, and in May of 2017, 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.