This is a large mural on display at the Little River casino and Resort in Manistee Michigan. It is at the entrance of the Willows Restaurant and is a representation of the spirit of green plants and growth.
Austen Brauker is an award winning artist, musician and writer from the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians in Michigan. He is the author of two fictional novels and two locally produced theatrical plays. He is published in short story anthologies, poetry compilations and regular newspaper articles. His feature screenplays have won awards at more than two dozen film festivals, with one script scheduled to be produced into a feature film. He also works as a Peacemaker/Probation Officer at the L.R.B.O.I. Tribal Justice Center where he operates a wilderness cultural camp for youth.
As an artist, Austen creates many different traditional native crafts but also utilizes contemporary visual art forms. His trademark work, pigmented wax on recycled paper, was used by the National Congress of the American Indian for the N.C.A.I. conference logo in 2011. The original hangs at their embassy in Washington D.C. He is also known for painting large public murals, constructing stained glass scenes and carving decorative playable guitars.
Austen is a long time musician and has free original work available at online music sites, including video montages of music and photography. His musical styles range from traditional Native American and songwriter folk, to acoustic experimental and jamming blues rock. He has scored soundtracks for several films and educational documentaries.
Austen Brauker is an advocate of spiritual unity among all of Earth’s peoples as we evolve together as human beings in our collective world consciousness. He is married with his beautiful love, and best friend, his wife Victoria.
Hardcopy Published Work:
Voices on the Water: Great Lakes Native America Now, ISBN: 978-0-9840179-0-4
The Zharmae Anthology: Ends of Man, Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-937365-00-4
Mega Era: Issue #27 Perfect Paperback, ASIN: B002ACNFC6
Vicious Stories, Colpa Press
Dark Matter Magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011.
2011 Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Writing Anthology
The Copperfield Review
Motley Press: Vol. One, Issue Two
Motley Press: Issue Four
Aquill Relle: Magazine Four
221 B Magazine: Summer Issue 2011
Indict Circle: Issue #25
The Taking of Wings: Lulu
The Cortland Review, Author Me- Editor, Anthologies Online- Featured Author, ABC Tales- Cherry Picked Author, Writers Pub, Nice Stories, VerbSap, One of Us Creative Writing, We Read, Poets and Writers Speakeasy, Fantasy Writers, The Online Writer, Suite 101, Every Poet Showcase, E-Zine Articles, The Free Library, Post Articles, Writer’s Relief, We Book , My Book Live, Smashwords, Author’s Den, Booksie, Free Stories Center, Writing.Com ,Writer’s net , Writer’s Café
“HOMUNCULUS" a screenplay by Austen Brauker
“1st Place, Best Overall Script, All Categories” Los Angeles Movie Awards 2012
“1st Place, Best of Category” Mountain Film Festival 2012
“1st Place, Grand Prize, All categories” Oregon Film Festival 2011
“1st Place, Best Horror Screenplay” Love Unlimited International Film Festival 2011
“DENALI Award Winner” Alaska International Film Awards 2012
“2nd Place, Honorable Mention” Evolution International Film Festival 2012
“3rd Place Overall” Visionfest Screenwriting Competition 2012
“Top 10 Finalist” New Orleans Horror Film Festival 2012
“Official Finalist” Honolulu Film Awards 2012
“Official Finalist” Fantastic Planet – A Night of Horror 2012
“Official Finalist” Colorado Film Festival 2012
“Official Finalist” Charleston International Film Festival 2012
“Official Finalist” Beverly Hills Film Festival 2012
“Official Finalist” Hollywood Screenplay Contest 2011
“Official Finalist” Newport International Film Festival 2011
“Official Finalist” STORY PROS Screenplay Contest 2011
“Semi-finalist” PAGE Awards Screenplay Competition 2011
“Fifth Round Winner” The Golden Brad Awards Movie Script Contest 2011
“Honorable Mention” Chicago Screenwriters Network Contest 2011
“Honorable mention” Great Lakes International Film Festival 2011
“Best Fiction Writer Award” Dark Matter Magazine 2011
“Honorable mention Award” for “Live Script Reading Performance” at Beyond Baroque Theater, Love Unlimited Film Festival 2011, Venice Ca.
“TORNADIC ACTIVITY” a screenplay by Austen Brauker
“Best Comedy Screenplay” Love Unlimited Film Festival 2012
“Best Live Script Reading Performance” at the Norris Center for the Performing Arts, Los Angeles CA, for Love Unlimited Film Festival 2012
“Semi-Finalist” Independent Film Quarterly 2013
“WHITE BUFFALO” a screenplay by Austen Brauker
"White Buffalo" was picked up in 2011 for production by Wild Horse Films, through Inktip.
Both “Homunculus” and “White Buffalo” have received positive coverage feedback from several sources.