An avid filmmaker, Austen pursued his love for film through the Film Studies department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where he received his BA in 2018. Upon graduating, he worked as the Assistant Rental Coordinator at Screen Gems Studios Lighting & Grip. While there, Austen gained hands-on experience with professional lighting equipment, met famous actors and actresses, and enjoyed being a part of Wilmington’s thriving film industry.
Austen currently drives a fully stock 2016 Subaru WRX, and is eager to get it into the shop. Outside of work, Austen enjoys driving on his racing simulator, rollerblading, and playing ice hockey.