Robert Asencio is a proud artist from New Jersey with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre from Kean University. The greatest lesson acting has taught him is the importance of self reflecting on one’s own experiences in order to bring characters to life with truthfulness and empathy. Robert is also a dedicated musician (Bass player), visual artist, and filmmaker. He’s played and performed with an array of Heavy metal bands in the Tri-State area and has honed his skills over the years at his beloved Hellhound Studios in Rahway, NJ. As a visual artist, Robert credits Jean Michel Basquiat as his greatest inspiration. He has showcased his art work at the James Howe Gallery (Kean University), Newark School of the Arts, and Atelier Rosal (Rahway, N.J). Robert‘s love for films has inspired him to write screenplays and explore the technical aspects in film. His most recent film KNIGHT has received numerous Film Festival Selections. Which include the Garden State Film Festival (NJ), Independent Shorts Awards (LA) where his film won an Honorable Mention Award for Best Drama Short, Hang Onto Your Shorts! Film Festival! where his film won Best New Jersey Film, and The Brightside Tavern Film Festival where his film received Runner Up for Best NJ Short and the NJ Achievement in The Art of Filmmaking Award. His continued study of directing, cinematography, writing, editing, lighting, music, visual arts, and acting. Has fed his artistic life with an everlasting joy that he is very grateful to have found. Ultimately, he believes that all artists must strive to build a deep personal relationship with their art forms.