Marina Sersale, born in 1962, lives and workes in Rome, Italy. Always interested in photography, from 1986 to 1991 she was photo-editor of Lucky Star photojournalistic agency, founded by Fabio Ponzio and Angelo Turetta.
From 1992 to 2001 she built a career in documentary film-making as writer/producer, with works such as "Cinque delitti imperfetti", a 5 hour documentary series about the Mafia in Sicily, co-written with Claudio Fava and directed by Marco Risi, and "Oltre l'infanzia - cinque registi per l'Unicef", a 5 hour documentary series for Unicef, directed by Gianni Amelio, Marco Tullio Giordana, Mario Martone, Alessandro D'Alatri and Marco Risi.
From 1991 to 2001 she began producing and directing her own documentary films for Italian TV channels such as Rai Uno, Rai Due, Rai Tre, Canale 5, Discovery Channel and various independent production companies in the UK.
Her documentary film work has been shown at the Human Rights Film Festival and the Pesaro Film Festival (Man keneen Ki - portrait of street kids in Dakar, Senegal, 1999).
In 2002 she began a new career as creator of perfumes, founding Italian niche fragrance brand Eau d'Italie with her husband, Sebastian Alvarez Murena.
Fragrance creation is still at present her main activity, but in 2012 she returned to photography, producing a significant body of work, mainly in black and white, documenting life on the streets of Rome.