Claudia Kastellanos - Maverick/Entrepreneur/Unorthodox/Cryptic/An enigma of your imagination/Intergalactic Space Rebel.

My United States of Whatever - Bat caves within bat caves, my space on ponderings/beliefs, film experiences, acting, perspectives in and out of things political or spiritual, things I'm fond of, art, comics, video games etc.

I currently work in the film industry with experience working behind the scenes as a Grip, PA, setting up/hauling film equipment, and often recording sound on various productions/boom operating. I also do Brand Amabassador work sometimes to help fund my acting career and life. Find me on IMDb and LinkedIn regarding all that jazz.

I only want to work with genuine artists who are about custom creativity/characters and imaginative stories - not those who feel they are "thrown" or stuck within Indie or whatever they're doing who view "making it in Hollywood" as a 'Be all - End all' regarding goals. I try my best not to waste my time/resources on those who kick anything that isn't a Ferrari off of a cliff if you know what I mean. Genuine creative honest people with compelling ornate/inspirational projects are my goal.

"Dreams save us. Dreams lift us up and transform us. And on my soul, I swear... until my dream of a world where dignity, honor, and justice become the reality we all share - I'll never stop fighting. Ever." - Superman

Ethnicity: Greek/Irish/Sioux Indian
Zodiac Sign: I'm a Gemini with a 1st house Pluto and an Aries Moon.
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon - Raah raah, I am Bahamut.

What I do: Acting/Philosophy/Psychology/Politics/Acoustic Guitar/Modeling/Graphic Design/Xbox360/Jewelry Design

Interests/Hobbies: Acting, Star Wars, Psychological Politics, Independent Thought, Profiling, Filmmaking, Superheroes, Video Games, Liberties, Justice, Inner Freedoms, Ideologies, Space, Dr. Who, Individual Rights, Video games, Architectural Design, Modeling, Behavioral Analysis, Paper Art, Comics, Numerology, Martial Arts, Astrology, Music Theory, Film, Geekery, Shamanism, Existentialism and Philosophy.

Hates: Injustice, and Conscientious stupidity.

"Draga: What's life without honor?
Superman: The real test of honor isn't how you die, it's how you live." - The Justice League

Social Medias:

Twitter: ActressCK
Instagram: ClaudiaKastellanos

Groups: I have a group catered to all things GEEK via Facebook titled: - Super Group - (Join today!!)

"Even just seconds ahead is unknown; even just seconds after is open to infinite possibilities." - Mehmet Murat IIdan

 

SoOo, I had a really crazy dream last night… I dreamt I was in this old Victorian styled home doing some light decorating with each room. I was in this lofty kind of vaulted ceiling room placing some lantern type of lights. I peered out the window just because it was getting dark and happened to see some large strange looking grey wolves… Unfortunately, shortly after backing away from the window they busted through that very window attacking people downstairs as well. I ran downstairs and called the police on a cellphone. I ran around the house into rooms inside of rooms and finally ran outside because I heard a car pull up. The police were nowhere that I could see so on impulse I took the cruiser and pulled off when a couple of wolves were clinging to the back of the car! I was driving and driving while trying to look for a gun. The terrain suddenly turned into tippy top mountain ranges like I was literally driving on the top of crazy winding mountains with wolves still in the back trying to get at me and the radio came on. It started playing “Highwaaay to Hell, Highwaaay to Hell.” wtf. Then… Water started rushing up the mountains and crumbling mountains around me. It was a random giant flood. I jumped the cruiser over a gap and onto another mountain just before the one I had been previously driving on had crumbled and the wolves fell off into the chaos. But soon after relief I hit a jump and flew out of the car clung onto a rubbery tree that catapulted me to an even higher peak where I somehow turned into bones and landed in the middle of a tribal village. The tribes people were examining my bones and said I must’ve been some prophet. WEIRD. -.-

Indie - Independent/Crafty, not soley meaning “Non-Hollywood”: I dunno about you but I always felt that the Indie film category to be so open/breathy and having SoOooOo much potential for creativity in story development, quirky characters, settings etc. - not always bending to the whim of the almighty dollar. Indie doesn’t solely mean “Not Hollywood” it means you’re a Do-It-Yourself kind of person, Different, Unconventionally awesome, Crafty, Non-mainstream - Independent. 
Some filmmakers take so much pride in being Independent and all the freedoms that come with it (there are so many), and some folks are just Indie because they feel they have to be/or are stuck or will work till they get a big project to break into Hollywood because they truly believe that Union projects are the best of the best etc, but some love to stay Indie and welcome all that it brings. Some peeps out there have a choice of either being Indie or Hollywood or Union or Non-union. Some areas have more work potential for Non-union only and Union only. I’ve even seen Hollywood actors quit paying the Union dues and let that side completely to go to take a ride in Indie Lands and to have the opportunity to do their own stories/projects. 
When some Indie folks ask non-union actors/filmmakers: “What are your goals in acting?" I don’t really hold the answer of "Making it in Hollywood" above any other choice/reason - because to me Hollywood isn’t the "Be all End all" and isn’t always the biggest brightest most creative or compelling destination - my reasons/individualism/acting goals are very much in-tune with how I feel and what I feel is a good idea or bad idea and what is the best choice for the time. My personal goal is not to go viral, not to win awards over this one or that one - The big goal of mine is to build a strong creative and compelling body of work with imaginative inspiring characters that some would appreciate and love. And the acting world is sort of like the comic world in a way: There are plenty of Independent Comic book companies out there and artists who aren’t working for DC or Dark Horse or Image and they bring something so new/stylish and out-there to the world of comics - and they get to more easily control the style, stories, and really customize the characters without having a big agency’s shadow hang over them micromanaging everything or saying no to this or that. There are even lesser known superheroes that are so quirky and full of dimensions who aren’t publicized nowhere near as much as the Avengers or JLA members and whose powers are so unexpectedly colorful and make a difference in saving the world - they are awesome and already exist - I don’t want to be them but I want to be like them just different/me and want to find others that have pondered these things.
Also, If somebody doesn’t look at Hollywood as the greatest in all the land it doesn’t make them the boogeyman or bad or poor or not aspiring to be more. Just as when someone looks at houses to buy - it depends on so many factors - the setting, the style of rooms, how many doors, how many windows. Why something is so awesome/important depends on each and every person individually/custom. Customize your life - customize your soul growth. 
I just want to work with genuine artists and avoid those who if were offered a Ferrari would kick anything else over a cliff that wasn’t one/or who only use Indie qualities as talking points who in their heads/hearts don’t want to be Indie at all/or who not-so-secretly loathe Indie in general, ya know. Some people that get big-headed with power completely ruin shoots/people/art/imaginative storytelling with the “I’m above everyone here mentalities.” I’ve seen people receive this power and completely cut-out others out of projects because they’ve felt threatened by other talent or cut them out for personal reasons/biases and not for the greater good of the project. Remember honesty is the best policy and nobody likes a kiss-ass. You know how Detective Batman has low tolerance for Jokers. 
#Acting #Indie #Filmmaking #Comics #Artists

Indie - Independent/Crafty, not soley meaning “Non-Hollywood”: I dunno about you but I always felt that the Indie film category to be so open/breathy and having SoOooOo much potential for creativity in story development, quirky characters, settings etc. - not always bending to the whim of the almighty dollar. Indie doesn’t solely mean “Not Hollywood” it means you’re a Do-It-Yourself kind of person, Different, Unconventionally awesome, Crafty, Non-mainstream - Independent.

Some filmmakers take so much pride in being Independent and all the freedoms that come with it (there are so many), and some folks are just Indie because they feel they have to be/or are stuck or will work till they get a big project to break into Hollywood because they truly believe that Union projects are the best of the best etc, but some love to stay Indie and welcome all that it brings. Some peeps out there have a choice of either being Indie or Hollywood or Union or Non-union. Some areas have more work potential for Non-union only and Union only. I’ve even seen Hollywood actors quit paying the Union dues and let that side completely to go to take a ride in Indie Lands and to have the opportunity to do their own stories/projects.

When some Indie folks ask non-union actors/filmmakers: “What are your goals in acting?" I don’t really hold the answer of "Making it in Hollywood" above any other choice/reason - because to me Hollywood isn’t the "Be all End all" and isn’t always the biggest brightest most creative or compelling destination - my reasons/individualism/acting goals are very much in-tune with how I feel and what I feel is a good idea or bad idea and what is the best choice for the time. My personal goal is not to go viral, not to win awards over this one or that one - The big goal of mine is to build a strong creative and compelling body of work with imaginative inspiring characters that some would appreciate and love. And the acting world is sort of like the comic world in a way: There are plenty of Independent Comic book companies out there and artists who aren’t working for DC or Dark Horse or Image and they bring something so new/stylish and out-there to the world of comics - and they get to more easily control the style, stories, and really customize the characters without having a big agency’s shadow hang over them micromanaging everything or saying no to this or that. There are even lesser known superheroes that are so quirky and full of dimensions who aren’t publicized nowhere near as much as the Avengers or JLA members and whose powers are so unexpectedly colorful and make a difference in saving the world - they are awesome and already exist - I don’t want to be them but I want to be like them just different/me and want to find others that have pondered these things.

Also, If somebody doesn’t look at Hollywood as the greatest in all the land it doesn’t make them the boogeyman or bad or poor or not aspiring to be more. Just as when someone looks at houses to buy - it depends on so many factors - the setting, the style of rooms, how many doors, how many windows. Why something is so awesome/important depends on each and every person individually/custom. Customize your life - customize your soul growth.

I just want to work with genuine artists and avoid those who if were offered a Ferrari would kick anything else over a cliff that wasn’t one/or who only use Indie qualities as talking points who in their heads/hearts don’t want to be Indie at all/or who not-so-secretly loathe Indie in general, ya know. Some people that get big-headed with power completely ruin shoots/people/art/imaginative storytelling with the “I’m above everyone here mentalities.” I’ve seen people receive this power and completely cut-out others out of projects because they’ve felt threatened by other talent or cut them out for personal reasons/biases and not for the greater good of the project. Remember honesty is the best policy and nobody likes a kiss-ass. You know how Detective Batman has low tolerance for Jokers.

#Acting #Indie #Filmmaking #Comics #Artists

"Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: "With great power comes great responsibility." This is my gift, my curse. Who am I? I’m Spiderman." - Peter Parker

"Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: "With great power comes great responsibility." This is my gift, my curse. Who am I? I’m Spiderman." - Peter Parker

Great White Shark - my fav Popsicle from back in the day. Always used to get this one till the ice cream truck stopped carrying it.

Great White Shark - my fav Popsicle from back in the day. Always used to get this one till the ice cream truck stopped carrying it.

"Creative people who can’t help but explore other mental territories are at greater risk, just as someone who climbs a mountain is more at risk than someone who just walks along a village lane." - R.D. Laing
I really adore character actors out there and I aspire to be one. If you know me then you know all of my fav actors fall into that category. It really sucks that such great character actors like Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Williams are now so very recently gone. They really brought a special quirky uniqueness to every role - a very reinvented sort of “classic” character but in simpler terms “Unconventional” - in a way that makes certain films/stories seem like dreams. Rest in peace to these fallen artists.
You think the 9-to-5 folks have probs - well, so do the creative folk. Everyone has dark moments - they wouldn’t be dark if there were no light to compare it with. To be creative takes a lot of courage - to make it a career takes even more. Never give up though - because each time you come out of the dark the light will be even more bright than before and one day it’ll be so bright that the dark won’t even know what to do.

"Creative people who can’t help but explore other mental territories are at greater risk, just as someone who climbs a mountain is more at risk than someone who just walks along a village lane." - R.D. Laing

I really adore character actors out there and I aspire to be one. If you know me then you know all of my fav actors fall into that category. It really sucks that such great character actors like Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Williams are now so very recently gone. They really brought a special quirky uniqueness to every role - a very reinvented sort of “classic” character but in simpler terms “Unconventional” - in a way that makes certain films/stories seem like dreams. Rest in peace to these fallen artists.

You think the 9-to-5 folks have probs - well, so do the creative folk. Everyone has dark moments - they wouldn’t be dark if there were no light to compare it with. To be creative takes a lot of courage - to make it a career takes even more. Never give up though - because each time you come out of the dark the light will be even more bright than before and one day it’ll be so bright that the dark won’t even know what to do.

Worked a fun event the other day for Cricket at the Arlington Fair.

Worked a fun event the other day for Cricket at the Arlington Fair.