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Latino Film Market Festival

June 2024

In Four Years Screening at Latino Film Market Festival!

In Four Years screened at the Latino Film Market Film Festival! A short film Written & Directed by Hedi B. Asencio. Robert Asencio was the Director of Photography, Editor, and played the role of Julio Lopez in the film. 

Festival Info LINK BELOW!

https://www.latinofilmmarket.org/

Basquiat (Showcase Scene)

May 2024

Basquiat (Showcase Scene) on YouTube!

A reimagining short film from a collection of scenes from the film Basquiat by Julian Schnabel. Directed, Shot, & Edited by Robert Asencio. Featuring Chris Grant as Jean - Michel & Robert Asencio as Benny. Sound Mixer by Hedi B. Asencio. Check it out on YouTube!

 

Basquiat Scene LINK BELOW!

https://youtu.be/sKJpLNCLPaI

Dress Code Amazon

May 2024

Dress Code now streaming on Amazon Prime!

Robert Asencio played the role of Victor in the Feature Film "Dress Code" by Peter Panagos which is now streaming on Amazon Prime check it out!

 

Dress Code Prime LINK BELOW!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.6c1f22b6-36d8-404d-862a-42f6c90509bf?autoplay=0&ref_=atv_cf_strg_wb

Cranford Film Festival

April 2024

In Four Years film screening at the Cranford Film Festival!

In Four Years screened at The Cranford Film Festival! A short film Written & Directed by Hedi B. Asencio. Robert Asencio was the Director of Photography, Editor, and played the role of Julio Lopez in the film. 

Festival Info LINK BELOW!

https://www.cranfordfilmfestival.org/

These Days

March 2024

These Days Interview Clip at Malverne Cinema screening in New York!

Interview clip of Robert Asencio who attended a screening of "These Days" a Feature Film Written & Directed by Junior Gonzalez. The film screened at Malverne Cinema in NY. 

Via These Days: 

"A special thank you to our sponsor Chanditos luxury beach House and Nassau County Office of Hispanic Affairs CASA for helping organize this screening for the community. We are truly so lucky and are appreciative of your efforts and support!"

Interview Clip LINK BELOW!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAJAwF28MR4

The Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival

March 2024

In Four Years selected to The Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival!

In Four Years is an Official Selection at The Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival! A short film Written & Directed by Robert Asencio brother Hedi B. Asencio. Robert Asencio was the Director of Photography, Editor, and played the role of Julio Lopez in the film. More info on the screening date soon!

Festival Info LINK BELOW!

https://ridgewoodguildfilmfest.com/

Latino Film Market

March 2024

In Four Years selected to the Latino Film Market!

In Four Years is an Official Selection at the Latino Film Market! A short film Written & Directed by Robert Asencio brother Hedi B. Asencio. Robert Asencio was the Director of Photography, Editor, and played the role of Julio Lopez in the film. More info on screening dates soon!

Festival Info LINK BELOW!

https://www.latinofilmmarket.org/

On Stage Colorado

February 2024

On Stage Colorado Review of Fine Arts Center production Water by the Spoonful 

Check out the Review from On Stage Colorado on Fine Arts Center at Colorado College production of Pulitzer Prize winning play Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegria Hudes which will be playing February 15 - March 3 on the Mainstage. Robert Asencio plays the role of Elliot Ortiz. 

Excerpt from On Stage Colorado:

 

"Asencio nails his portrayal of Elliot with powerful presentation of the dialogue and striking physicality."

On Stage Review LINK BELOW!

https://onstagecolorado.com/review-water-by-the-spoonful-colorado-springs-fac/

These Days Movie

February 2024

These Days selected to the Golden State Film Festival! 

Robert Asencio played the role of Santiago in Feature Film "These Days" by Junior Gonzalez. Join me and the cast & crew in witnessing the LA premiere of a Salvadoran American Masterpiece on Thursday, February 29th at 7:30pm at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood! 

Info & Tickets LINK BELOW!

https://www.goldenstatefilmfestival.com/

Water by the Spoonful

January 2024

Robert Asencio cast in Fine Arts Center production of Water by the Spoonful

Robert Asencio will be playing the role of Elliot Ortiz in Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College production of Pulitzer Prize winning play Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegria Hudes which will be playing February 15 - March 3 on the Mainstage.

Info and Tickets LINK BELOW!

https://fac.coloradocollege.edu/theatre-events/water-by-the-spoonful/

Nuyorican Poets Cafe x Bowery Poetry Club

December 2023

Robert Asencio performed at Nuyorican Bowery Slam!

Robert Asencio was grateful to have won a raffle and perform his poem "Burning Tires" at the Final Slam of 2023 at the Nuyorican Poets Café & Bowery Poetry Club Poetry Slam! The Slam was hosted by JRose! 

 

Nuyorican Poet Café:

https://www.nuyorican.org/

 

Bowery Poetry Club:

https://www.bowerypoetry.com/

Bishop's Cove

December 2023

Bishop's Cove screening at Film Noir Cinema

Robert Asencio attended a screening of Bishop's Cove by Charles D. Lincoln (Writer/Director) at Film Noir Cinema. Robert Asencio played the role of Gabriel Silva. More screenings to come in 2024! 

 

Bishop's Cove LINK BELOW!

Facebook page -https://www.facebook.com/bishopscove/

IMDb page -

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13452102/

Chelsea Film Festival

October 2023

"These Days" NYC Premiere at the Chelsea Film Festival!

Robert Asencio attended the Chelsea Film Festival which screened These Days at Regal Union Square in NYC! Robert Asencio played the role of Santiago in the Feature Film & had an amazing time at the festival with the cast & crew! These Days also picked up 3 wins at the Festival!

Winner - Grand Prix for Best Picture

Winner - Best Director (Junior Gonzalez)

Winner - Best Young Actor (Billy Mayorga)

These Days info LINK BELOW!

https://www.thesedaysmovie.com/

Mangu Aqui 2

October 2023

Robert Asencio wraps shooting "Mangú Aqui 2" Feature Film!

Robert Asencio wraps production on "Mangú Aqui 2" by Jatubey Films playing the role of Alberto. Mangú Aqui 2 is the second installment in the film series. Robert is set to shoot in early October!

 

About Film:

 Mangú Aquí 2 will continue to focus on Roberto's life by going back in time to show how one poor decision in the past changes the life of an entire family forever. It will highlight the struggles and resilience of a Dominican family living in the United States.

Film Info LINK BELOW!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mangu-aqui-2-continuing-the-story-of-roberto#/

These Days

October 2023

Feature Film "These Days" Official Trailer!

Check out the Official Trailer of These Days! Robert Asencio was grateful to play the role of Santiago in Feature Film "These Days" by Junior Gonzalez. Which will be playing at the Hamptons International Film Festival on Sunday, October 8th at 5:15pm & at the Chelsea Film Festival on Saturday, October 14th at 6:15pm for info on the Festival screenings links below!

Trailer & Festival LINK BELOW!

https://www.thesedaysmovie.com/

Dress Code

October 2023

Dress Code selected to the SModcastle Film Festival!

Robert Asencio played the role of Victor in the Feature Film "Dress Code" by Peter Panagos which will be screening at the Smodcastle Film Festival on Sunday, October 15 at 12 noon!

Tickets & Info LINK BELOW!

https://www.smodcastlecinemas.com/movie/Smodcastle_Film_Festival_2023__Block_23

Barrymore Awards

September 2023

Water by the Spoonful receives 2 Nominations at the 2023 Barrymore Awards!

Theatre Philadelphia announces nominations for the 2023 Barrymore Awards! - The Eagle Theatre production of Pulitzer Prize winning play Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes. Receives 2 nominations at the 2023 Barrymore Awards! Robert Asencio had the honor of playing the role of "Elliot Ortiz" in the production!

Outstanding Ensemble in a Play- WATER BY THE SPOONFUL, Eagle Theatre

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Play-

Michael W. Gaines, WATER BY THE SPOONFUL, Eagle Theatre

Nominations LINK BELOW!

https://theatrephiladelphia.org/theatre-news/announcing-the-nominees-for-the-2022-23-barrymore-awards

Drought

August 2023

Reading of Drought by Angel J. Rivas at The Makers' Ensemble.

Robert Asencio will be playing the role of Bryan in a reading of Drought by Angel J. Rivas at The Makers' Ensemble on August 18th at 8pm located at 117 Grattan St #120, Brooklyn, NY. 

 

Tickets & Info LINK BELOW!

https://makersensemble.org/now-playing-at-the-makers-space

Full Circle

July 2023

Full Circle now streaming on Max!

A new Max Original limited series Full Circle from Academy Award winning Director Steven Soderbergh now streaming on Max! Look out for Robert Asencio in one of the episodes! He is very grateful to have worked a day on the show!

Full Circle LINK BELOW!

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15303234/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt

Brightside Tavern Film Festival

July 2023

In a Time of Jewels screening at the Brightside Film Festival!

In a Time of Jewels by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) will be screening at the Brightside Film Festival! (141 Bright St. Jersey City, NJ) In a Time of Jewels will be screening on Sunday, August 13th in the 5:45pm-7:15pm slot with an Awards ceremony at 8:15pm. 

 

For Tickets & Info LINK BELOW!

brightsidetavernfilmfestival.com/

Full Circle Official Trailer

July 2023

Full Circle Official Trailer released by Max! 

Max releases Official Trailer for Full Circle from Academy Award winning Director Steven Soderbergh. A new Max Original limited series Full Circle premieres July 13 and will be streaming on Max! Robert Asencio is very grateful to have worked a day on the show!

Full Circle Trailer LINK BELOW! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZh4E9ICcI4

IMDB - 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15303234/?ref_=tt_mv_close

In a Time of Jewels

June 2023

In a Time of Jewels Official Trailer released!

Robert Asencio new film "In a Time of Jewels" Official Trailer released on YouTube and Instagram! Check it out!

 

Official Trailer LINK BELOW!

https://youtu.be/m_5VTE0DoWs

https://www.instagram.com/inatimeofjewels/?hl=en

The Union

June 2023

The Union (Short Film) wrapped by Robert Asencio in NYC!

Robert Asencio wraps the The Union (Short Film) where he played the role of "Cousin" in a Native American family. Link below for more info on the film!

 

About Film LINK BELOW!

 

 IMDB -

 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10368780/?ref_=nm_flmg_unrel_1_wr

Eagle Theatre

May 2023

Water by the Spoonful production at the Eagle Theatre is officially Barrymore recommended!

via Eagle Theatre:

"Exciting News! We are so proud of the beautiful work of this entire cast, design, & production team!

To learn more about the Barrymore Awards presented by Theatre Philadelphia, visit: - https://theatrephiladelphia.org/barrymore-awards/about

Info & Tickets LINK BELOW!

https://www.eagletheatre.org/waterbythespoonful

The Eagle Theatre

April 2023

Eagle Theatre Cast Spotlight of Robert Asencio!

Robert Asencio Cast Spotlight for Eagle Theatre production of Pulitzer Prize winning play Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes. 

which will be playing May 4 -21 at the Eagle Theatre in Hammonton, NJ! 

Info & Tickets LINK BELOW!

https://www.eagletheatre.org/waterbythespoonful

The Eagle Theatre

March 2023

Robert Asencio joins Es Nuestra Historia as Co-Director/Actor at the Eagle Theatre!

Robert Asencio is proud to be apart of Es Nuestra Historia (It's Our Story) which embraces theater as a community connector – to bridge relationships with our neighbors and to develop and grow empathy in Downtown Hammonton, NJ. A FREE public performance will take place at Eagle Theatre on Saturday, March 25 at 2pm.

 

About Es Nuestra Historia:

 

"Eagle Theatre and Allies in Caring partner to present the very first "It's Our Story", empowering community voices through theatrical storytelling. Over the course of three workshops, a group of Hammonton-based adult “actors’ will learn and use the tools of the theater to explore body, voice, and artistic expression to build confidence, friendships, and a deeper sense of self."

 

RSVP & Info LINK BELOW!

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1527485017761750/?ref=newsfeed

In a Time of Jewels

March 2023

Official poster for Robert Asencio's new film "In a Time of Jewels" released! 

The Official film poster for "In a Time of Jewels" by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) has been released! The film is currently in Post-Production and will be hitting the Film Festival circuit in 2023/2024 season! 

 

About film:

 

"With the help of a friend, Adam searches through his subconscious hoping to free himself from a traumatic event that has left him mentally imprisoned for months."

 

For updates LINK BELOW!

 

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/inatimeofjewels/?hl=en

 

IMDB - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt16141846/?ref_=nm_flmg_unrel_5_act

Premiere Stages

January 2023

Barlow Elementary School 2023 Showcase of student work via Premiere Stages!

Robert Asencio joined Premiere Stages (Union, NJ) as an actor in a showcase to help bring original works written by students at Barlow Elementary School in Plainfield, NJ to life on the stage! 

Premiere Stages LINK BELOW!

https://premierestagesatkean.com/

The Collective Talent Agency

September 2022

Robert Asencio signs with The Collective Talent Agency!

Robert Asencio is proud and grateful to join the The Collective Talent Agency and is excited for what opportunities may come in his journey as an actor!

The Collective Talent LINK BELOW

https://www.thecollectivetalent.com/

La Valentia

September 2022

Robert Asencio cast in the role of Felipe in La Valentia by Alfredo Sanzol

Robert Asencio is playing the role of Felipe in the Hispanic Theater Festival production of La Valentia by Alfredo Sanzol. At the CDC Theatre in Cranford, NJ. 

Play Synopsis:

 La Valentía is a story of two sisters: Trini and Guada, who have inherited the house where they spent their childhood summers. It is a house that they love, but it is a house that has a small problem: a highway passes five meters from the door. For Guada the house is more important than the noise, and for Trini the silence is more important than the house. As Guada has decided to stay in the house, Trini, desperate, hires the Specter Brothers, a couple of brothers who have a company that is dedicated to giving terrible scares to throw people out of places posing as ghosts. On the other hand, Guada, who needs money, has put one of the rooms in the house on AirBnB and the first clients arrive: Martin and Martina, two very strange brothers who turn out to be real ghosts.

For Tickets & Info LINK BELOW

https://www.cdctheatre.org/la-valentiacutea.html

Seeing Rape 2022

May 2022

Seeing Rape 2022 production available to watch on YouTube!

Watch the recorded version of the Seeing Rape 2022 performances on YouTube! Featuring Robert Asencio who played multiple roles in the production.

Via Seeing Rape 2022 - 

"Seeing Rape 2022 was a huge success! We had hundreds of attendees. Students and audience members suggested the performances were life changing."

Performance video LINK BELOW!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeZIuZN6e14

In a Time of Jewels

March 2022

In a Time of Jewels officially in post - production!

Robert Asencio -

(Writer/Director/Actor) new short film In a Time of Jewels is officially in post - production! Release date is TBD.

 

For updates LINK BELOW!

 

https://imdb.to/3GLoMOe

 

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December 2021

These Days (Feature Film) Teaser Trailer released featuring Robert Asencio who plays the role of Santiago.

Teaser Trailer of These Days by Junior Gonzalez (Writer/Director) released where Robert Asencio plays the role of Santiago. A Counselor at S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth, Inc. a youth, family and community development organization specializing in youth, gang, and gun violence prevention and intervention. Release date of the film is TBD. 

The film is currently in Post - Production and is in need of funding in order to bring it to life! For more info on the film, behind the scenes, and what's needed for its completion visit the LINK BELOW!

https://gofund.me/fcbe8a84

Teaser Trailer & Film Sites LINK BELOW!

Teaser Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBJop5O8D2I

FB page - 

facebook.com/thesedaysmovie

Website - thesedaysmovie.com

Instagram -

instagram.com/thesedaysmovie/?hl=en

The SOFIES_ The Short Film Awards

November 2021

The 7th Annual Short Film Awards (SOFIES) hosted by Rico E. Anderson will be LIVE on YouTube!

The 7th Annual Short Film Awards (SOFIES) will be LIVE on YouTube hosted by award winning actor, Rico E. Anderson on November 20 at 7pm (EST) KNIGHT by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) received two nominations in the categories: Best Dramatic Short Film (Robert Asencio Nominee) and Best Actress in a Short Film (Gaby Resende Nominee) 

 

For Awards Show LINK BELOW!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV6ZKlWaYxY

Full Circle 2021 Art From Afar

November 2021

Matheny Arts Access: Full Circle 2021 Streaming Live on Saturday, November 6 at 4pm! 

Robert Asencio will be performing virtually on Matheny Arts Access: Virtual Full Circle 2021 event showcasing the incredibly creative works produced by the Arts Access artists in collaboration with Premiere Stages (Union, NJ) the Virtual livestream event will be held on Saturday, November 6 at 4pm!

About Matheny Arts Access:

"Matheny's Arts Access program empowers individuals with disabilities to create art without boundaries. Through the use of innovative systems and techniques, participants can take part in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Regardless of their disability, clients are provided with the tools and materials needed to produce complete works of art."

For Tickets & Info LINK BELOW!

artsaccessprogram.org/full-circle-2021/

Wu-Tang: An American Saga

October 2021

Robert Asencio cast as a "Conference Attendee"  in Wu-Tang: An American Saga (Hulu) Season 2 Episode 7 - Airwaves. 

Robert Asencio was cast as a "Conference Attendee" (background) in Wu - Tang: An American Saga (Hulu) Season 2 Episode 7 - Airwaves. 

Episode Info LINK BELOW!

IMDB page - imdb.com/title/tt14575886/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_4

In a Time of Jewels

September 2021

Production on In a Time of Jewels begins! 

Robert Asencio -(Writer/Director/Actor) begins production on his new short film "In a Time of Jewels"

For film updates LINK BELOW!

https://imdb.to/3GLoMOe

Brightside Film Festival

August 2021

KNIGHT receives Runner Up for Best NJ Short Film at The Brightside Tavern Film Festival!

KNIGHT by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) wins Runner Up for "Best NJ Short Film" at The Brightside Tavern Film Festival!  

 

Awards list LINK BELOW!

brightsidetavernfilmfestival.com/august-2021-award-winners--nominees.html

La Casita Feliz

July 2021

Hispanic Theatre Festival's La Casita Feliz featured in the Suburban News section of the Newark Star Ledger!

Hispanic Theater Festival production of La Casita Feliz by Adriana Ferrari playing at the CDC Theatre (Cranford, NJ) featured in the Suburban News section of the Newark Star Ledger! Robert Asencio plays the role of Padre in the production.

For Tickets & Info LINK BELOW!

cdctheatre.org/8203festival-de-teatro-hispanico.html

These days

July 2021

These Days (Feature Film) wrapped by Robert Asencio who plays the role of Santiago.

Robert Asencio plays the role of Santiago in These Days by Junior Gonzalez (Writer/Director) Santiago is a Counselor at S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth, Inc. a youth, family and community development organization specializing in youth, gang, and gun violence prevention and intervention. Robert wrapped production in July. Release date of the film is TBD. 

Film Updates LINK BELOW!

FB page - 

facebook.com/thesedaysmovie

Website - thesedaysmovie.com

Instagram -

instagram.com/thesedaysmovie/?hl=en

La Casita Feliz

June 2021

Robert Asencio cast in the role of Padre in La Casita Feliz by Adriana Ferrari.

Robert Asencio is playing the role of Padre in the Hispanic Theater Festival production of La Casita Feliz by Adriana Ferrari. Which will be live and in person at the CDC Theatre in Cranford, NJ.  

Play Synopsis: 

"La Casita Feliz is a comedy about a dysfunctional yet loving family, and the 9-year-old daughter's efforts to fix her household to match her dreams of the ideal home. Written by the Argentine playwright, Adriana Ferrari, we follow Camila as she rebels against her Father and Mother by barricading herself into her toy playhouse -- the "Happy Little House" of the title -- until her demands are met."

For Tickets & Info LINK BELOW!

cdctheatre.org/8203festival-de-teatro-hispanico.html

Brightside Film Festival

June 2021

KNIGHT selected by The Brightside Tavern Film Festival!

KNIGHT by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) will be screening live and in person. The festival will be held at The Brightside Tavern (141 Bright St. Jersey City, NJ) with KNIGHT screening on Sunday, August 1st in the 2:14pm-4pm slot with an Awards ceremony at 6:30pm. 

 

For Tickets & Info LINK BELOW!

brightsidetavernfilmfestival.com/

Timestorm

June 2021

Timestorm Season 3 Episode 25: El Yunque featuring Robert Asencio as Gael released. 

Episode 25: El Yunque released by Timestorm which features Robert Asencio as Gael.

About Episode 25: El Yunque

"El Yunque, 1938: In the mountainous rainforest, the Ventura twins come across Gael, a Civilian Conservation Corps worker, who hides a metal container in the foundation of a future observation tower."

"Timestorm is produced by Cocotazo Media and is a proud member of TRAX from PRX. Support for TRAX comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional support comes from the Google Podcasts creator program."

Episode 25 - LINK BELOW!

timestormseries.com/episodes/episode-25-el-yunque-s1!11784

Bishop's Cove

May 2021

Robert Asencio begins shooting on Horror Feature Bishop's Cove.

Robert Asencio playing the role of Gabriel Silva begins shooting on Horror Feature Bishop's Cove by Charles D. Lincoln (Writer/Director) The project is produced by C.L. Squared Productions.

 

Film Updates LINKS BELOW!

IMDB page - imdb.to/3yzAo2D

FB page - facebook.com/bishopscove/

Hang Onto Your Shorts! Film Festival

May 2021

KNIGHT wins "Best New Jersey Film" at Hang Onto Your Shorts! Film Festival! 

KNIGHT by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) wins the award for "Best New Jersey Film" at Hang Onto Your Shorts! Film Festival! 

 

Awards list LINK BELOW!

hangontoyourshortsfilmfestival.com/

Babel Short Film

May 2021

Babel (Short Film) wrapped by Robert Asencio who plays the role of "Hugo" the project is in post-production. 

Robert Asencio plays the role of "Hugo" in Babel by Jaap Deinum (Writer/Director) 

Film Synopsis:

"A Chinese immigrant seeking to reunite with her daughter has her values put to the test--both as a mother and citizenship applicant--when she discovers her Guatemalan neighbor is undocumented."

Film updates LINK BELOW!

jaap-deinum.com

Indie Short Fest

May 2021

A Flower Dreams selected by Indie Short Fest for the season of May 2021!

A Flower Dreams by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) selected for the season of May 2021 by the Indie Short Fest! A Flower Dreams was shortlisted by the judges and can be nominated and awarded in this 10th monthly qualifying round for the 2021 Annual Awards. 

Dress Code

April 2021

Robert Asencio joins the cast of Feature Film Dress Code.

Robert Asencio joins the cast of Feature Film Dress Code by Peter Panagos playing the role of Victor. The project is produced by Oh Well Productions and begins filming in November 2021. 

 

Film updates LINK BELOW!

 

IMDB page -www.imdb.com/title/tt16030416/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_2

 

FB page -

www.facebook.com/Dress-Code-Movie-102321558209157/

Nassau Film Festival 2021

April 2021

KNIGHT receives a Best of Festival nomination at the Nassau Film Festival!

KNIGHT by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) receives a Best of Festival nomination for "Best Fiction" at the Nassau Film Festival!

Nomination LINK BELOW!

imdb.com/event/ev0023864/2021/1

Cranford Film Festival

March 2021

KNIGHT selected by Cranford Film Festival! 

KNIGHT by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) will be screening virtually on the Cranford Film Festival website starting Saturday April 17 - Sunday April 25. Knight will be screening on day three April 19th from 12pm - Midnight and day six April 22nd from 12pm - Midnight. 

 

Schedule & Tickets LINK BELOW!

cranfordfilmfestival.org/

Garden State Film Festival

March 2021

KNIGHT screening virtually at the Garden State Film Festival!

KNIGHT by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) will be screening virtually on Saturday, March 27th on screening block BPAC38 which runs from 10am - 11:30am at the Garden State Film Festival virtual platform! For more info visit gsff.org

 

GSFF Tickets LINK BELOW!

https://www.gsff.org/tickets/

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January 2021

KNIGHT selected by Indie Short Fest for the season of January 2021!

KNIGHT by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) selected for the season of January 2021 by the Indie Short Fest! KNIGHT was shortlisted by the judges and can be nominated and awarded in this 6th monthly qualifying round for the 2021 Annual Awards. 

NJ International Short Film Festival

December 2020

KNIGHT selected by NJ International Short Film Festival!

KNIGHT by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) will screen virtually on January 14-31, 2021. Festival is hosted by XerbTv. 

Festival Tickets LINK BELOW!

https://xerb.tv/channel/turnpikefilmfestival/virtual-events

KNIGHT | Short Film

October 2020

KNIGHT selected by Queen City Film Festival!

KNIGHT by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) will screen virtually on October 25th at 1pm on Queen City Film Fest (NJ) Facebook page.

Screening LINK BELOW!

https://www.facebook.com/QCfilmfestnj/

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July 2020

Egg & Spoon Theatre "Incubation in Isolation" series featuring Robert Asencio!

Robert Asencio featured in Egg & Spoon Theatre "Incubation in Isolation" series.

Via. Egg & Spoon Theatre:

"Creating in Quarantine? Don’t let your isolation stop you from creating. Egg & Spoon wants you to continue writing plays, performing sides, sketching designs, directing scenes — and wants to be part of it!"

Featured Artist LINK BELOW!

https://www.eggandspoontheatre.org/isolation

Premiere Stages

March 2020

Hubbard Middle School showcase of student work via Premiere Stages

Robert Asencio will be joining Premiere Stages Playwriting Residency (as an actor) in a showcase of student work at Hubbard Middle School in Plainfield, New Jersey. 

 

Via, Premiere Stages:

"The showcase will be the culmination of six weeks of residency sessions that our Teaching Artists are carrying out at Hubbard Middle School in Plainfield, New Jersey.  The residency is part of the 21st Century Grant, which brings various extra-curricular programs to after-school sessions in the school district.  The students will have written short plays, and seeing professional actors take their words seriously is a deeply impactful (and fun!) experience for them. " 

The Killer by Eugene Ionesco

January 2019

Robert Asencio is playing "Edward" in Egg & Spoon Theatre production of The Killer by Eugene Ionesco.

Robert Asencio is playing the role of "Edward" in Egg & Spoon Theatre production of The Killer by Eugene Ionesco. Playing at Access Theater, New York.

Via, Egg & Spoon Theatre:

"Despite its immaculate beauty, our city is losing light. Quickly. We know who's responsible, and finally there is a citizen determined enough to stop him. Originally produced in Paris in 1959, The Killer's bleak absurdism speaks to the current moment more than we'd like to admit."

For Tickets LINK BELOW!

https://www.eggandspoontheatre.org/killer

Rutherford Film Festival

May 2024

In Four Years Screening at Rutherford Film Festival!

In Four Years screened at the Rutherford Film Festival! A short film Written & Directed by Hedi B. Asencio. Robert Asencio was the Director of Photography, Editor, and played the role of Julio Lopez in the film. 

Festival Info LINK BELOW!

https://www.williamscenter.co/

Don't Forget to Pray

May 2024

Poetic Short Film "Don't Forget to Pray" by Robert Asencio is Post-Production.

A new Poetic Short Film by Robert Asencio called "Don't Forget to Pray" starring Michael W. Gaines (Law & Order: SVU, The Crowded Room) is Officially in Post-Production!

Film Storyline:

"A man sits with his thoughts. Reminiscing on unborn tokens of love. Chasing a light feverishly. Hoping its luminance heals his wounds."

Film IMDb LINK BELOW!

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt32063612/?ref_=nm_flmg_unrel_1_dr

Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival

May 2024

In Four Years screening at The Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival!

In Four Years screened at The Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival! A short film Written & Directed by Hedi B. Asencio. Robert Asencio was the Director of Photography, Editor, and played the role of Julio Lopez in the film. 

Festival Info LINK BELOW!

https://ridgewoodguildfilmfest.com/

These Days

April 2024

These Days Movie Tour 2024! 

"These Days" a Feature Film Written & Directed by Junior Gonzalez is going on a U.S Movie Tour! The film These Days will be screening in cinemas both in the East & West coast starting in June through October of 2024! Robert Asencio played the role of Santiago in the Feature film. For more information on Venues & Tickets visit Thesedaysmovie.com 

Tour Dates LINK BELOW

https://www.thesedaysmovie.com/

These Days Movies

March 2024

These Days Film Screening at Malverne Cinema in New York!

Robert Asencio attended a screening of "These Days" a Feature Film Written & Directed by Junior Gonzalez. The film screened at Malverne Cinema in NY. 

Via These Days: 

"A special thank you to our sponsor Chanditos luxury beach House and Nassau County Office of Hispanic Affairs CASA for helping organize this screening for the community. We are truly so lucky and are appreciative of your efforts and support!"

About These Days LINK BELOW!

https://www.thesedaysmovie.com/

Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival

March 2024

In Four Years & Lone Wolves selected to "Hang Onto Your Shorts" Film Festival!

In Four Years & Lone Wolves are Official Selections at "Hang Onto Your Shorts" Film Festival! Both short films were Written and Directed by Robert Asencio brother Hedi B. Asencio. Robert Asencio was the Director of Photography, Editor, and played the role of Julio Lopez in "In Four Years" and Lone Wolf #2 in "Lone Wolves."

"In Fours Years" also received 2 Nominations which include: "Best NJ Short" & "Best Actor - Drama" (Hedi B. Asencio)

Film Screening:

Location - Basie Center Cinemas (Redbank, NJ)

Lone Wolves - April 5th at 6pm

In Four Years - April 6th at 3pm

Tickets & Info LINK BELOW!

https://hangontoyourshorts.com/

These Days Movie

March 2024

These Days Interview on Univision 34 Los Angeles with Norma Roque!

Check out the the These Days (Feature Film Written & Directed by Junior Gonzalez) interview on Univision 34!  Robert Asencio played the role of Santiago in the Feature film.

Via These Days:

"Producer Victor Perez and Actor Carla Vila last week at @Univision34 being interviewed by Salvadoran reporter and journalist, Norma Roque! What an amazing experience for These Days! A big thank you to Univision 34 for giving us the opportunity  to shed light on our mighty and impactful film, These Days!" 

Univision 34 Interview LINK BELOW!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra6G-7uG46k

Colorado Springs Gazette

February 2024

Fine Arts Center production of Water by the Spoonful on The Gazette of Colorado Springs

Check out the article by The Gazette (Pulitzer Prize Winning) on Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College production of Pulitzer Prize winning play Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegria Hudes which will be playing February 15 - March 3 on the Mainstage. Robert Asencio plays the role of Elliot Ortiz. 

The Gazette article LINK BELOW!

https://gazette.com/colorado-springs-fine-arts-center-to-stage-pulitzer-prize-winning-play/article_4aefd6ba-c5d3-11ee-a57a-a731c434b59a.html

Water by the Spoonful Trailer

February 2024

Official Trailer for Fine Arts Center production of Water by the Spoonful

Check out the Official Trailer! 

Robert Asencio will be playing the role of Elliot Ortiz in Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College production of Pulitzer Prize winning play Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegria Hudes which will be playing February 15 - March 3 on the Mainstage.

Info and Tickets LINK BELOW!

https://fac.coloradocollege.edu/theatre-events/water-by-the-spoonful/

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January 2024

Bishop's Cove review by Dread Central!

Bishop's Cove review by Dread Central featuring Robert Asencio who played the role of Gabriel Silva in the Horror Feature! 

 

Bishop's Cove review LINK BELOW!

https://www.dreadcentral.com/reviews/471131/grindhouse-cinema-is-alive-in-bishops-cove-new-blood-reviews/

 

Bishop's Cove Facebook & IMDb:

https://www.facebook.com/bishopscove/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13452102/

Caridad De la Luz

December 2023

Writing Workshop with La Bruja at Studio One 

Robert Asencio had an amazing time at La Bruja (Caridad De la Luz) Writing Workshop at Studio One in NYC where he picked up new tools for his Poetry Writing process :)

 

Nuyorican Poet Café:

https://www.nuyorican.org/

Developmental Play Reading

December 2023

Developmental Play Reading at Playwrights Horizons

Robert Asencio was grateful to have read in TUG by Angel J. Rivas in a Developmental Play Reading at Playwrights Horizons!  

Smodcastle Film Festival

October 2023

Dress Code screening at the Smodcastle Film Festival!

Robert Asencio attended the Smodcastle Film Festival with Dress Code! Robert Asencio played the role of Victor in the Feature Film which received a Best Actor & Best Feature nomination at the Festival! 

 

Dress Code LINK BELOW!

https://www.facebook.com/dresscodemovie2022/

These Days

October 2023

Second Screening of These Days at the Chelsea Film Festival!

Robert Asencio played the role of Santiago in Feature Film "These Days" by Junior Gonzalez. Join me and the cast & crew in witnessing the NYC premiere of a Salvadoran American Masterpiece on Saturday, October 14th at 6:15pm & a second screening at 10:30pm that same night at the Chelsea Film Festival! 

Tickets & Info LINK BELOW!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chelsea-film-festival-2023-passes-tickets-662463184217

These Days

October 2023

These Days selected to the Chelsea Film Festival!

Robert Asencio played the role of Santiago in Feature Film "These Days" by Junior Gonzalez. Join me and the cast & crew in witnessing the NYC premiere of a Salvadoran American Masterpiece on Saturday, October 14th at 6:15pm at the Chelsea Film Festival! 

Tickets & Info LINK BELOW!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chelsea-film-festival-2023-passes-tickets-662463184217

Bishop's Cove

October 2023

Bishop's Cove selected to the Shock-a-Go-Go Film Festival!

Robert Asencio played the role of Gabriel Silva in Horror Feature Film "Bishop's Cove" which will screen as part of the Shock-a-GoGo film festival at the Film Noir Cinema in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, on Friday, October 20th, at 11:30pm, presented by writer/director/producer Charles D. Lincoln.

Tickets & Info LINK BELOW!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bishops-cove-tickets-721518259537?aff=oddtdtcreator

In a Time of Jewels

August 2023

In a Time of Jewels Wins Award for Best Ensemble at The Brightside Film Festival!

In a Time of Jewels by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) and Cast Win the Award for Best Ensemble at the Brightside Film Festival!

 

Awards list LINK BELOW!

http://www.brightsidetavernfilmfestival.com/august-2023-award-winners--nominees.html

Full Circle

July 2023

Full Circle "S1:E3 -  Jared's Body" now streaming on Max!

Robert Asencio is very grateful to have worked on the new Max Original limited series Full Circle from Academy Award winning Director Steven Soderbergh which is now streaming on Max! Check out "S1:E3 - Jared's Body" which features Robert Asencio playing the role of "Chess Player"! 

(Pictured above is Robert Asencio and Dennis Quaid on the set of Full Circle!)

Stream Full Circle LINK BELOW!

https://www.max.com/shows/8996a19c-8e8b-4d8b-8f1a-fa146751d544

Brightside Tavern Film Festival

July 2023

Robert Asencio receives Best Director Nomination at the Brightside Film Festival for In a Time of Jewels!

Robert Asencio receives Best Director Nomination (Writer/Director) at the Brightside Film Festival for his film "In a Time of Jewels"! It will be screening on Sunday, August 13th in the 5:45pm-7:15pm slot with an Awards ceremony at 8:15pm at the Brightside Film Festival! (141 Bright St. Jersey City, NJ)

 

For Tickets & Info LINK BELOW!

brightsidetavernfilmfestival.com/

Brightside Tavern Film Festival

July 2023

In a Time of Jewels selected by the Brightside Film Festival!

In a Time of Jewels by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) has been Officially selected to take part in Season 17 of the Brightside Film Festival!

 

For Info LINK BELOW!

brightsidetavernfilmfestival.com/

Full Circle

June 2023

Full Circle Official Poster released by Max! 

Max releases Official Poster for Full Circle from Academy Award winning Director Steven Soderbergh. A new Max Original limited series Full Circle premieres July 13 and will be streaming on Max! Robert Asencio is very grateful to have worked a day on the show!

 

Full Circle LINK BELOW! 

 

IMDB - 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15303234/?ref_=tt_mv_close

In a Time of Jewels

June 2023

In a Time of Jewels Official Trailer drops June 22, 2023!

Robert Asencio new film 'In a Time of Jewels' Official Trailer dropping June 22nd! Link below for info on the trailer release on the Official Instagram!

Trailer info LINK BELOW!

https://www.instagram.com/inatimeofjewels/?hl=en

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt16141846/?ref_=nm_flmg_unrel_5_act

Dresscode

May 2023

Dress Code (Feature Film) premiere at PIFF Film Festival!

Robert Asencio attended Philadelphia Independent Film Festival which screened Dress Code! The film is currently in the Festival circuit! 

About Film LINK BELOW!

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/dresscodemovie2022

IMDBhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt16030416/?ref_=nm_flmg_unrel_4_act

Eagle Theatre

April 2023

Eagle Theatre Veteran's Performance of Water by the Spoonful!

via Eagle Theatre:

"Yesterday we had a wonderful post-show talkback at our Veteran performance joined by our cast as well as veterans and current service members from Stockton Military and Veteran Success Center. Moderated by our production Dramaturg, Autumn Storm Blalock the panel discussed themes of identity and dissonance that we see in WATER BY THE SPOONFUL."

Info & Tickets LINK BELOW!

https://www.eagletheatre.org/waterbythespoonful

Dear Edward Apple TV+

March 2023

Dear Edward "S1.E8 - Music" streaming on Apple TV+ 

Robert Asencio was very grateful to have worked a day on Dear Edward S1.E8 titled "Music" which is now streaming on Apple TV+ check it out! 

(Pictured above is Robert Asencio and Taylor Schilling on the set of Dear Edward!)

Stream Dear Edward BELOW!

https://apple.co/3nvz0wI

Water by the Spoonful Eagle Theatre

March 2023

Robert Asencio cast in Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes at the Eagle Theatre! 

Robert Asencio will be playing the role of Elliot Ortiz in the Pulitzer Prize for Drama play Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes which will be playing May 4 -21 at the Eagle Theatre in Hammonton, NJ! 

Info & Tickets LINK BELOW!

https://www.eagletheatre.org/waterbythespoonful

DEAR EDWARD

February 2023

Dear Edward streaming on Apple TV+ starting February 3rd! 

“Dear Edward” will make its global debut with the first three episodes of its 10-episode first season on Friday, February 3, 2023, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday through March 24, 2023

 

Robert Asencio is very grateful to have worked a day on Dear Edward! Make sure to keep your eyes open for him in one of the episodes! 

Stream Dear Edward BELOW!

https://tv.apple.com/us/show/dear-edward/umc.cmc.2rp99884b0rpc42alv86h960b

Robert Asencio

January 2023

Robert Asencio wraps ADR work on ¡Corazón! (Feature Film) in Boston!

Robert Asencio plays the role of Drinker/Daniel in ¡Corazón! by J.K. Zepeda (Writer/Director) which he wrapped last year. Release date of film TBD.

Film Updates LINK BELOW!

https://www.gofundme.com/f/corazn

Bishops's Cove

September 2022

Bishop's Cove (Horror Feature) Wrapped by Robert Asencio who plays the role of Gabriel Silva

Robert Asencio plays the role of Gabriel Silva in Bishop's Cove by Charles D. Lincoln (Writer/Director) which he wrapped this month. The project is produced by C.L. Squared Productions. The film is currently in Post-production with release date TBD.

Film Updates LINK BELOW!

INDIEGOGO https://igg.me/at/bishopscovepost

IMDB

- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13452102/

FACEBOOK

https://www.facebook.com/bishopscove/

The SOFIES_ The Short Film Awards

May 2022

KNIGHT receives two nomination medals from the 7th Annual Short Film Awards! (The SOFIES)

KNIGHT by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) receives nomination medals from the 7th Annual Short Film Awards (The SOFIES) which include:

 

- Best Dramatic Short Film

(Nominee Robert Asencio)

 

- Best Actress in A Short Film (Nominee Gaby Resende)

Premiere Stages

April 2022

Barlow Elementary School 2022 Showcase of student work via Premiere Stages!

Robert Asencio will be joining Premiere Stages (Union, NJ) in a showcase of student work written by 5th graders at Barlow Elementary School in Plainfield, NJ. 

Seeing Rape 2022

March 2022

Robert Asencio cast in Seeing Rape 2022 at John Jay College!

Robert Asencio cast in multiple roles for Seeing Rape 2022 at John Jay College with performances at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater! Performance dates and ticket info TBD.

About the production;

Seeing Rape is a course that examines rape as both an idea and an act. Specifically considering rape and sexual violence as it is represented in law, media, film, theater, literature, performance art, and pop music. Students will be challenged to confront, question, critique, and contest how cultures define rape. We will see how rape is interpreted, understood, used and manipulated in the service of those who have power over those who do not. We will consider law in the U.S. and abroad as well as various societal (i.e. non-legal) responses to rape. Ultimately, students will employ their critical and creative skills to write and stage original plays on this theme at the end of the semester.

For updates LINK BELOW!

https://www.seeingrape.info/

 

Premiere Stages

December 2021

Recovery High School 2021 Showcase of student work via Premiere Stages!

Robert Asencio will be joining Premiere Stages (Union, NJ) Playwriting Residency (as an actor) in a showcase of student work from Recovery High School in Roselle, New Jersey. 

About Showcase:

 

"The showcase will be the culmination of six week residencies that our Teaching Artists are carrying out at Recovery High School in Roselle.  This organization does vital work in educating at-risk and marginalized students, and we (Premiere Stages) partner with them to bring the arts to their curriculum.  The students will have written short plays, and seeing professional actors take their words seriously is a deeply impactful experience for them."

  

Hang Onto Your Shorts! Film Festival

November 2021

KNIGHT screened at Basie Center Cinemas
Hang Onto Your Short! Film Festival: Best of the Fest event!

KNIGHT by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) screened at Basie Center Cinemas in the Hang Onto Your Shorts! Film Festival: Best of the Fest event. Where they showcased the 2021 festival winners in which KNIGHT won "Best New Jersey Film." The event was held on November 13th at Basie Center Cinemas in Redbank, NJ.

For photos of event LINK BELOW!

facebook.com/hangontoyourshortsfilmfestival/

Hang Onto Your Shorts! Film Festival

October 2021

KNIGHT will be screening at Basie Center Cinemas in the Hang Onto Your Shorts! Film Festival: Best of the Fest event!

KNIGHT by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) will be screening at Basie Center Cinemas in the Hang Onto Your Shorts! Film Festival: Best of the Fest event, Where they will showcase the 2021 festival winners in which KNIGHT won "Best New Jersey Film." The event will be held on November 13th at 7pm at Basie Center Cinemas in Redbank, NJ.

For event info LINK BELOW!

hangontoyourshortsfilmfestival.com/

The SOFIES: The Short Film Awards

September 2021

KNIGHT receives two nominations at the 7th Annual Short Film Awards! (The SOFIES)

KNIGHT by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) receives nominations at the 7th Annual Short Film Awards (The SOFIES) which include:

 

- Best Dramatic Short Film

(Nominee Robert Asencio)

 

- Best Actress in A Short Film (Nominee Gaby Resende)

 

Nominee list LINK BELOW!

theshortfilmawards.com/copy-of-2021-nominees

La Casita Feliz

September 2021

Robert Asencio reprises role of "Padre" in second run of La Casita Feliz in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month! 

Robert Asencio reprises role of Padre in a second run of The Hispanic Theater Festival production of La Casita Feliz by Adriana Ferrari. Which will be live and in person at the Plainfield Performing Arts Center in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month in Plainfield, New Jersey!

For Info LINK BELOW!

https://bit.ly/3HXbcrr

Brightside Film Festival

July 2021

KNIGHT receives four nominations at The Brightside Tavern Film Festival!

KNIGHT by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) receives nominations at The Brightside Film Festival which include:

   - Best Actress Drama (Nominee)

   - Best Director Drama (Nominee)

   - Best Drama (Nominee)

   - Best NJ Short Film (Nominee)

 

Nominees list LINK BELOW!

brightsidetavernfilmfestival.com/august-2021-award-winners--nominees.html

The Ranger

July 2021

¡Corazón! (Independent Feature) wrapped by Robert Asencio who plays the role of Drinker/Daniel. 

Robert Asencio plays the role of Drinker/Daniel in ¡Corazón! by J.K. Zepeda (Writer/Director) which he wrapped in July. Release date of film TBD.

Independent Shorts Awards

June 2021

Wallet awarded a Certificate of Achievement as a Finalist by Independent Shorts Awards!

Wallet by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) awarded a Certificate of Achievement as a Finalist in the round of June 2021 by Independent Shorts Awards! 

Finalist LINK BELOW!

independentshortsawards.com/finalists-june-2021/

Independent Shorts Awards

June 2021

Wallet selected by Independent Shorts Awards for the round of June 2021!

Wallet by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) officially selected for the round of June 2021 by Independent Shorts Awards, the 2nd monthly qualifying season for the 2022 Annual Awards. Wallet is in the pool of entries that will be recognized with the official laurel of the festival. It also can be awarded in this monthly round of June 2021. 

Wallet Short Film

June 2021

Wallet awarded a Certificate of Achievement as a Semi-Finalist by Indie Short Fest!

Wallet by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) awarded a Certificate of Achievement as a Semi-Finalist in the round of June 2021 by Indie Short Fest!

Semi-Finalist LINK BELOW!

indieshortfest.com/semi-finalists-june-2021/

Hollins Playwright's Lab

June 2021

Hollins Playwright's Lab Reading Festival 2021 Live on ZOOM!

Robert Asencio will be reading in "The Detention Lottery" by Margaret O'Donnell a new play from the Hollins Playwright's Lab Reading Festival. Live on Zoom! Robert will be playing the roles of Jose Miguel Suarez & Edwin Lopez. Two detainees being held in an Immigration detention center. Who defend themselves against deportation as best they can in court, without preparation. 

Play Synopsis: 

"Step behind the locked doors of an immigrant detention center. Its 2018. Deportation, threats of deportation, the official policy of separating children from their parents, and "zero tolerance" meant immigration detention centers were bulging with detainees.  Mere statistics about the scope of the injustice and inhumanity cannot really help Americans understand what was being done in their names. The audience enters a U.S. immigration detention center courtroom to observe judges handing down, in the words of one immigration judge, life and death decisions in a traffic court setting. Since 2018, little has changed."

ZOOM Info - LINKS BELOW!

The Detention Lottery:

https://bpt.me/5154043

Timestorm

May 2021

Timestorm Season 3 Minisode: Shed featuring Robert Asencio as Gael released.

Minisode: Shed released by Timestorm which features Robert Asencio as Gael. 

About Minisode: Shed 

"Horacio recalls when his abuelo gave him a gift for his eleventh birthday."

 

"Timestorm is produced by Cocotazo Media and is a proud member of TRAX from PRX. Support for TRAX comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional support comes from the Google Podcasts creator program."

 

Minisode: Shed LINK BELOW!

timestormseries.com/episodes/minisode-shed-s1!93982

Timestorm

May 2021

Robert Asencio joins the cast of Timestorm for Season 3 in a guest role.

Robert Asencio joins the cast of Timestorm for Season 3 playing the character of Gael in a guest role! 

About the show:

"The Ventura twins are yanked into another dimension where they meet a distant cousin who gives them an extraordinary mission: travel through time to preserve their culture’s true history. Alexa and Beni visit three continents across the span of five centuries, meeting people who have left their mark on Puerto Rican heritage. In the twenty-first century, the twins navigate school, friendship, and family while keeping their time-traveling quests a secret."

"Timestorm is produced by Cocotazo Media and is a proud member of TRAX from PRX. Support for TRAX comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional support comes from the Google Podcasts creator program."

Timestorm Website LINK BELOW!

timestormseries.com/

Indie Short Fest

May 2021

A Flower Dreams awarded an Honorable Mention for Best Fantasy Short by Indie Short Fest!

A Flower Dreams by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) awarded an Honorable Mention for Best Fantasy Short in the season of May 2021 by the Indie Short Fest! 

Honorable Mention LINK BELOW!

indieshortfest.com/award-winners-may-2021/

IndieX Film Fest

April 2021

A Flower Dreams awarded a Certificate of Achievement as a Semi-Finalist by IndieX Film Fest!

A Flower Dreams by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) awarded a Certificate of Achievement as a Semi-Finalist in the round of April 2021 by IndieX Film Fest!

Semi-Finalist list LINK BELOW!

indiexfest.com/semi-finalists-of-april-2021/

Independent Shorts Awards

April 2021

A Flower Dreams awarded an Honorable Mention for Best Fantasy Short by Independent Shorts Awards!

A Flower Dreams by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) awarded an Honorable Mention for Best Fantasy Short in the round of March 2021 by Independent Shorts Awards! 

Honorable Mention LINK BELOW!

independentshortsawards.com/honorable-mentions-march-2021/

Hang onto your shorts film festival

March 2021

KNIGHT selected by Hang Onto Your Shorts! Film Festival! 

KNIGHT by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) will be screening virtually for free on Hang Onto Your Shorts! Website and Facebook page on Saturday, May 1st from 4:45pm - 7:30pm (EST) screening links below!

Screening LINKS BELOW!

Website:

hangontoyourshortsfilmfestival.com

Facebook Page:

facebook.com/hangontoyourshortsfilmfestival/

Garden State Film Festival

March 2021

KNIGHT Interview with the Garden State Film Festival!

KNIGHT interview with the Garden State Film Festival featuring Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) and Gaby Resende (Lead Actress) in which they talk about the making of the film and the inspiration behind it.

 

Interview LINK BELOW!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TBtWwpqdfA&t=246s

KNIGHT GSFF 2021

February 2021

KNIGHT selected by Garden State Film Festival!

KNIGHT by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) has been accepted to be screened at the 19th Annual Garden State Film Festival ("GSFF") in Asbury Park, New Jersey, March 23-28, 2021. GSFF will be a Hybrid Festival with virtual screenings and limited seating in person events. 

 

Schedule & Tickets LINK BELOW!

 https://www.gsff.org/

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December 2020

KNIGHT awarded an Honorable Mention for Best Drama Short by Independent Shorts Awards! 

KNIGHT by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) awarded an Honorable Mention for Best Drama Short in the round of November 2020 by Independent Shorts Awards! 

Honorable Mention LINK BELOW!

https://independentshortsawards.com/honorable-mentions-november-2020/

KNIGHT | Short Film

December 2020

KNIGHT selected by Lovesick Film Festival!

KNIGHT by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) will screen virtually on December 19th from 6-8pm. Festival is hosted by Grove Film Festival.

Screening LINK BELOW!

https://www.bingewave.com/f/grove-film-festival-1

Trip to the moon

October 2020

TRIP TO THE MOON (Feature Film) wrapped by Robert Asencio who plays the role of "Mayan" Release date TBD.

Robert Asencio plays the role of "Mayan" in Trip to the Moon by Brian Michael Finn (Writer/Director)

 

Film Synopsis:

"A steampunk/cyberpunk historical

mashup set in the year 1862. And loosely based on the 1902 film by George Méliès with inspiration from H.P. Lovecraft." 

IMDB updates LINK BELOW!

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1308100/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt

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June 2020

ALL YOU CAN EAT  (Feature Film) available on streaming platforms! (Amazon Prime, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube and On Demand)

Robert Asencio plays the role of "Homeless Person (Extra)" in All You Can Eat by Rob Margolies (Writer/Director) available on streaming platforms!

 

Film Synopsis:

"The film follows Ben who decides to eat healthy after being rejected by his dream girl. Who doesn't want to be with a man who might die from a heart attack like her dad."

Streaming LINKS BELOW!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/37LBawG

iTunes: https://apple.co/3mW1pHf

Vudu: https://bit.ly/36RXWUk

YouTube: https://bit.ly/2VQohMn

A Flower Dreams [Short Film]

November 2019

A Flower Dreams (Short Film) by Robert Asencio available on YouTube!

A Flower Dreams by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) available to watch on YouTube!

Film Synopsis:

"The film follows Sandra who travels through dream like vignettes. In hopes to find a light of peace in the darkness that looms over her life ."

 

YouTube LINK BELOW! 

https://youtu.be/c_Hfn8d6zTs

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January 2019

New Jersey Theatre Alliance Interviews featuring Robert Asencio

Experience the Magic of Live Theatre! New Jersey Theatre Alliance interviews featuring Robert Asencio!

"It’s a lesson in human behavior and it connects everyone in the audience together. For two hours, they’re one." -Robert Asencio

Interview Video LINK BELOW!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GeAnfvZ_SY&t=1s

Inwood Film Festival

May 2024

Mangu Aqui 2 Screening at Inwood Film Festival!

Robert Asencio attended the Mangu Aqui 2 screening at the Inwood Film Festival in NYC! Robert Asencio played the role of Alberto in "Mangú Aqui 2" by Jatubey Films. Mangú Aqui 2 is the second installment in the film series.

 

About Film:

"Mangú Aquí 2 will continue to focus on Roberto's life by going back in time to show how one poor decision in the past changes the life of an entire family forever. It will highlight the struggles and resilience of a Dominican family living in the United States."

Official Trailer LINK BELOW!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlwbiX5c9Xs

Nuyorican Poets Cafe.

May 2024

Nuyorican Poets Cafe Workshop Showcase!

Robert Asencio is grateful to be performing his Poetry at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe Workshop Showcase on May 30th at La Sala De Pepe in the Lower East Side (73 Avenue C, NY) 5:30pm Doors & 6pm-8pm Show!

Nuyorican  LINK BELOW!

https://www.nuyorican.org/

Don't Forget to Pray

April 2024

Poetic Short Film "Don't Forget to Pray" by Robert Asencio in Pre-Production.

A new Poetic Short Film by Robert Asencio called "Don't Forget to Pray" starring Michael W. Gaines (Law & Order: SVU, The Crowded Room) is currently in Pre-Production. The film is slated to start principal photography in Spring 2024! 

Film Storyline:

"A man sits with his thoughts. Reminiscing on unborn tokens of love. Chasing a light feverishly. Hoping its luminance heals his wounds."

Film IMDb LINK BELOW!

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt32063612/?ref_=nm_flmg_unrel_1_dr

Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival

April 2024

In Four Years screening at Hang Onto Your Shorts! Film Festival

Robert Asencio & brother Hedi B. Asencio attended the Hang Onto Your Shorts! Film Festival with "In Four Years" by Hedi B. Asencio (Writer/Director) Robert Asencio was the Director of Photography, Editor, and played the role of Julio Lopez in "In Four Years"

"In Fours Years" also received 2 Nominations which include: "Best NJ Short" & "Best Actor - Drama" (Hedi B. Asencio)

 

In Four Years LINK BELOW!

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt29649856/?ref_=nm_flmg_unrel_2_act

In Four Years.

March 2024

In Four Years selected to Cranford Film Festival!

In Four Years is an Official Selection at The Cranford Film Festival! A short film Written & Directed by Robert Asencio brother Hedi B. Asencio. Robert Asencio was the Director of Photography, Editor, and played the role of Julio Lopez in the film. More info on the screening date soon!

Festival Info LINK BELOW!

https://www.cranfordfilmfestival.org/

Mangu Aqui 2

March 2024

Mangu Aqui 2 NYC Premiere at the Regal Cinema in Times Square!

Robert Asencio attended the Mangu Aqui 2 NYC premiere which screened at the Regal Cinema in Times Square!  

Robert Asencio played the role of Alberto in "Mangú Aqui 2" by Jatubey Films. Mangú Aqui 2 is the second installment in the film series.

 

About Film:

"Mangú Aquí 2 will continue to focus on Roberto's life by going back in time to show how one poor decision in the past changes the life of an entire family forever. It will highlight the struggles and resilience of a Dominican family living in the United States."

Official Trailer LINK BELOW!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlwbiX5c9Xs

Mangu Aqui 2

February 2024

Mangu Aqui 2 "OFFICIAL TRAILER"

Official Trailer for Mangu Aqui 2 released! Robert Asencio plays the role of Alberto in "Mangú Aqui 2" by Jatubey Films. Mangú Aqui 2 is the second installment in the film series.

 

About Film:

"Mangú Aquí 2 will continue to focus on Roberto's life by going back in time to show how one poor decision in the past changes the life of an entire family forever. It will highlight the struggles and resilience of a Dominican family living in the United States."

 

Official Trailer LINK BELOW!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlwbiX5c9Xs

Water by the Spoonful

February 2024

Opening Night of Fine Arts Center production of Water by the Spoonful

Opening Night! 

Robert Asencio will be playing the role of Elliot Ortiz in Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College production of Pulitzer Prize winning play Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegria Hudes which will be playing February 15 - March 3 on the Mainstage.

Info and Tickets LINK BELOW!

https://fac.coloradocollege.edu/theatre-events/water-by-the-spoonful/

Brightside Film Festival

January 2024

In Four Years selected to The Brightside Film Festival!

In Four Years a short film Written & Directed by Robert Asencio brother Hedi B. Asencio is an official selection at The Brightside Film Festival! It will be screening on March 3rd at 3:30pm in Jersey City, NJ. Robert Asencio was the Director of Photography, Editor, and played the role of Julio Lopez in the film. The film also received 3 nominations including:

- Best Local Film

- Best NJ Film Drama

- Best Actor Medium Short (Hedi B. Asencio

Info & Tickets LINK BELOW!

http://www.brightsidetavernfilmfestival.com/

Dress Code

December 2023

Dress Code now streaming on Tubi!

Robert Asencio played the role of Victor in the Feature Film "Dress Code" by Peter Panagos which is now streaming on Tubi check it out!

Dress Code on Tubi LINK BELOW!

https://tubitv.com/movies/100012894/dress-code?start=true&tracking=google-feed&utm_source=google-feed

In Four Years

December 2023

In Four Years selected to Round Reel International Film Festival!

Robert Asencio attended the screening of In Four Years a short film Written & Directed by his brother Hedi B. Asencio. Robert Asencio was the Director of Photography, Editor, and played the role of Julio Lopez in the film. The film was also a Finalist in the Festival!

In Four Years LINK BELOW!

IMDb page -

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt29649856/?ref_=nm_flmg_unrel_4_act

Barrymore Awards 2023

November 2023

Theatre Philadelphia's 2023 Barrymore Awards!

Robert Asencio attended Theatre Philadelphia's 2023 Barrymore Awards as a Nominee with his cast for Outstanding Ensemble in a play with his role as Elliot Ortiz in the Eagle Theatre production of Pulitzer Prize winning play Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes. Robert Asencio is very grateful for the Nomination & had a dope time at the Award Ceremony! 

Barrymore Awards LINK BELOW!

https://theatrephiladelphia.org/theatre-news/announcing-the-nominees-for-the-2022-23-barrymore-awards

Hamptons International Film Festival

October 2023

'These Days" World Premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival!

Robert Asencio had an amazing time attending the Hamptons International Film Festival with the cast & crew of "These Days!" Robert Asencio played the role of Santiago in the Feature film. These Days also won the 2023 Suffolk County Film Commission Next Exposure Grant Award! 

 

These Days info LINK BELOW!

https://www.thesedaysmovie.com/

Mangu Aqui

October 2023

Robert Asencio cast in "Mangú Aqui 2" Feature Film!

Robert Asencio joins the cast of "Mangú Aqui 2" by Jatubey Films playing the role of Alberto. Mangú Aqui 2 is the second installment in the film series. Robert is set to shoot in early October!

 

About Film:

 Mangú Aquí 2 will continue to focus on Roberto's life by going back in time to show how one poor decision in the past changes the life of an entire family forever. It will highlight the struggles and resilience of a Dominican family living in the United States.

Film Info LINK BELOW!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mangu-aqui-2-continuing-the-story-of-roberto#/

These Days

October 2023

These Days selected to the Hamptons International Film Festival!

Robert Asencio played the role of Santiago in Feature Film "These Days" by Junior Gonzalez which will have its World Premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival on Sunday, October 8th at 5:15pm. The film will be screening at East Hampton Regal United Artist (UA)!

Tickets & Info LINK BELOW!

https://filmguide.hamptonsfilmfest.org/events/thesedays/

The Barrymore Awards

September 2023

Water by the Spoonful receives Outstanding Ensemble in a Play Nomination!

Theatre Philadelphia announces nominations for the 2023 Barrymore Awards! - The Eagle Theatre production of Pulitzer Prize winning play Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes. Receives Outstanding Ensemble in a Play nomination at the 2023 Barrymore Awards! Robert Asencio had the honor of playing the role of "Elliot Ortiz" in the production!

Nominations LINK BELOW!

https://theatrephiladelphia.org/theatre-news/announcing-the-nominees-for-the-2022-23-barrymore-awards

In a Time of Jewels

August 2023

In a Time of Jewels Wins Runner Up for Best Film - Long Short at The Brightside Film Festival!

In a Time of Jewels by Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) picks up the Runner Up Win for Best Film - Long Short at the Brightside Film Festival!

 

Awards list LINK BELOW!

http://www.brightsidetavernfilmfestival.com/august-2023-award-winners--nominees.html

Brightside Film Festival

July 2023

In a Time of Jewels Interview with the Brightside Film Festival!

In a Time of Jewels interview with  The Brightside Tavern Film Festival featuring Robert Asencio (Writer/Director) and Cast in which they talk about the making of the film, the inspiration behind it, and much more!

(YouTube Link Below for interview starting on 49:40 min)

Interview video LINK BELOW!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0NDwTmYdFI

Brightside Tavern Film Festival