New Jersey Actor “Joe Sernio” is Awarded the “2011 Robert Pastorelli Rising Star Award"

New Jersey Actor “Joe Sernio” is Awarded the “2011 Robert Pastorelli Rising Star Award" Actor Joe Sernio awarded for acting.
Aug. 20, 2011 - PRLog -- In my opinion a depiction of life would be, “when you’re on a lonely road; you are given two options; you can either get off the road or continue going until you get somewhere.” In truth it’s this option to continue down the road; that has led New Jersey actor Joe Sernio down the road to success.

On Sunday, April 3rd at the Garden State Film Festival Awards Dinner at The English Manor in Ocean Township, NJ; Sernio will be presented with the “2011 Robert Pastorelli Rising Star Award”. This prestigious award is named after the late award-winning actor and co-founder of the GSFF-Garden State Film Festival Robert Pastorelli. Pastorelli a New Jersey actor known for his work on television and film; was instrumental in bringing this prestigious event to the State of New Jersey. Recipients for this award are painstakingly chosen for talent in acting, determination and quality of character.

In the entertainment industry for the past 10 years, Sernio has perfected his craft and has excelled it to its fullest potential. He’s acted on television and film in a variety of roles, performed in live theater and has been featured numerous times in print work and media. His work has been noticed by the press and he has had a variety of articles published about him.

To date, Sernio is what most in the entertainment industry would consider a “natural born actor”, because of his ability to bring to the screen his special craft mixed with” passion and determination.” His role in director, “Nick Pavano’s” Lighting Film entitled, “The Roadhouse” ( in which he plays “Joe Nuzzo” alongside the very talented Monica Knight, is “haunting yet compelling”. Premiered in 2009, at the Garden State Film Festival, it rose to high acclaimed by winning the prestigious “2009 Audience Award.”

As he moves forward in his career, Sernio is once again in the limelight with a lead role in an award-winning film directed by Frank M. Calo, entitled, “Mourning on Charlotte Street” ( in this film, Sernio plays the role of Lorenzo. The story takes place in the 1950’s, Bronx, N.Y and is based on a tragic true story of two brothers and their unbreakable bond of brotherly love. This film has received wide acclaimed having gathered a variety of awards at the 2010 Garden State Film Festival for Best Drama, Best Thriller, Best Director a Viewer’s Choice Award and a nomination for Sernio as Best Actor for his portrayal of Lorenzo.
Now as Sernio prepares to accept this award, he expresses his feeling upon being notified he is the winner of this award, “It is truly an honor to have an award like this and to especially have something in the form of an award given to me with the Pastorelli name on it. I promise to take this award in all future adventures I choose and to help keep the Pastorelli name strong. Thank you to all of my friends, family, directors, and fellow actors and actresses that help us all do what we love to do. A special thanks to “The Pastorelli Family and The Garden State Film Festival for this amazing gift.”

Presently, Sernio is working on live script readings in New York City’s elaborate theatre district and most recently a live stage production opposite film and television actor, Vinny Pastore. Acquiring roles in television, film and theater it would seem that there is nothing that this talented actor can’t do. If I were to make a suggestion it would probably be, “Hollywood take notice, Joe Sernio is an actor you don’t want to miss!”  To learn more about New Jersey actor Joe Sernio sign on to his website at

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