By Evelyn Bonilla
In the very beginning Sernio’s journey was far off the acting road, a graduate of Chubb Institute, twice to be exact, once with a computer networking degree and the other with a technical support degree he began his life in information technology. But it would be his love of acting and the passion in his heart to follow his dream that would push the young Sernio onto the acting lane. Now several independent films later and former roles on daytimes soap operas Sernio is now following his life’s true passion.
He has received acclaim for his acting and the films he has been a part of; have received a compilation of awards. In retrospect, if you were to watch some of the characters he portrays on film you could see that Sernio has hone his craft and has brought to the film screen an “intensity and dynamic” to his acting.
Sernio has starred in such independent films as “The Roadhouse” Repetition of Change”, “Mourning on Charlotte Street” and currently he has a role in a new film entitled, “A Dance with Andrea.” Sernio is truly dedicated to his films, but in his spare time he is devoted to helping others develop their acting skills as well. Presently he is working with well-known actor Vinny Pastore of Sopranos fame. Pastore has formed a theater company entitled, “The Buffalo Theater Group” which will work on developing new screenplays in addition to reviving iconic works by various playwrights.
Although, Sernio is still making his way up the ladder of success he is aware that in order to keep following his dream he has to continue to survive. An expert in Information Technology Sernio has used his expertise and created a media marketing company entitled, “Shoreline Media Marketing www.shorelinemedian.com
The company is dedicated to creating the very best in media marketing and design.
Actor, entrepreneur and motivator Sernio continues to work hard and to follow his true life’s passion in acting. His advice for up and coming actors and actresses is as follows, “Always have something to keep you going and have a backup plan that you can fall back on. “Follow your dream and stay true to your craft”
Today, Joe Sernio continues to travel to support all of his films at their screenings, he continues to run his business, gives of his expertise to help and support others and shows that the independent film industry is definitely alive and thriving!
It is his love for acting that has shaped his life and made him a recipient of the prestigious “Robert Pastorelli Rising Star Award.” I’m sure Sernio in many ways can relate to the popular Pastorelli quote which states, “You do a show and go home and don’t realize the impact you’re having…Robert Pastorelli.
To view some of Sernio’s films join him at this year’s 10th Annual Garden State Film Festival. The festival takes place in Asbury Park, N.J., beginning on March 22-24th see www.gsff.org for times and schedule. Also to learn more about Joe Sernio sign on to joesernioonline.com.