About Claire L. Wasmund

Claire is a Midwest raised published writer and producer with a background in theater and literature. Claire is based in Los Angeles where she graduated from The New York Film Academy's one year screenwriting program. Most recently she produced the indepenent feature filmTHE GROVER COMPLEX, written by and starring Fernando Noor. She's the writer of the student thesis feature JEFFERSON, directed by Karen Bullis, and the creator and producer of the award-winning web-series DELAYED TEEN ANGST.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My brother Matthew has started a fun blog of his instrument repair journeys http://wasmundmusic.blogspot.com/. It's enjoyable even if you don't know what goes into a flute, trumpet, or saxophone (besides air, of course). He has handy pictures of his handy-man times so that the ignorant may mimic his skilled work.

This forced me to take stock of my current blog situations. February 2010 was my last entry I think.

I will write this entry and probably not write again for a few more months. It's sort of like how a snake eats only periodically, but when it does eat – watch out!

Watch out.

What's been going on? WHAT?

Festivals, dreams, sleep, work.

I've started another project that I will hopefully remember to post about here.


I just did laundry.

Watch out.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Indie Slate issue #59

It's out! The article on The Grover Complex that I wrote for Indie Slate magazine is now in stores.

The article looks great thanks to the pictures taken by Dan Blanchett. If you're in the LA area the magazine should be available at most newsstands and book stores. Through the greater US and Canada you can find the magazine at Borders and Barnes and Noble. If it's not in your particular store you can order through the magazine's website www.indieslate.com

We're so happy to have a "Reel Life Story" on our film in Indie Slate as we work hard to spread the Grover word.

The best to all this holiday season!

Monday, February 1, 2010

"The Grover Complex" official site

Hey all!

The official site for The Grover Complex is up and running at www.thegrovercomplex.com

Go there to read about cast, crew, and anything else your heart desires.  We've also got a "news" blog there we'll be updating soon with exciting bits.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

For a while I thought that karma was unable to operate in the entertainment industry. I think it's hindered but it can pop up now and then. Money can beat it down, or bribe it perhaps. Drugs can block it out. A lot of sociopaths don't notice when karma's giving them a kick in the ass, so those who deserve to get the righteous (sadistic) joy from it miss out.

I can feel it sometimes. Some burst of desperation from some place other than my own mind or some sigh of defeat when my mouth is closed. I wonder who it's from. I, like most people, have been terribly wronged once or twice or more. More.

I don't actively seek any one of those people's downfalls. I've stopped waiting for it too. Revenge requires too much effort. I'll find out about it months later, (but then, of course, it's still new to me which equals still nice).

If I don't cause it then I can enjoy it without guilt. Arguments?

My thought for how some people keep karma away for longer periods of time than they deserve is the skillful art of playing the victim. When I came to CA I gathered several friends who did just that. For the longest time they were roommates/close friends of mine. My heart ached for them, these wronged people whom life seemed to shit on. This wasn't their fault, that wasn't their fault, life was out to get them, so and so was out to get them, Mommy was mean, Daddy went away, classmates ignored them, no one respected them, friends stole their money, la di da. You get the picture.

Pretty soon, not surprisingly, as I became suspicious or just too tired to be tolerant I began to wrong them. I was mean, I left them out, I took their money (that I had lent to them by the by), I did this, I did that, I did things I have no idea that I did.

I'm not an angel but I'm not incapable of taking honest stock of my actions.

The worst thing, as I go back over my constantly victimized friends' lists of victimization, is that I actually have had worse things happen to me. Things that aren't open to interpretation or in any way could be my fault. I don't talk about them. Some of my close friends don't even know about them and I like it that way, I hate getting pity over those events. But, for several years, I surrounded myself with people who milked pity from every tragic teat, no matter how tiny.

That brings me back to the karma. I think wannabe victims can throw karma off. I think karma hovers around them and waits… and thinks about moving in… but can't because how do you hit someone who works so hard to be mistreated with more mistreatment, however deserved? Their bluff throws karma off.

I have many friends who deserve to have good things happen to them and some of them are getting it and some of them are not. I'm not sure why the ones who aren't getting it are getting shafted. I tell myself that things are coming for them soon but I don't know if they are or not.

I am lucky that good things have continued to stay in motion for Fernando and myself. Is it as fast as I want? No. But it's not stopped, which is more than some are experiencing right now. I know we will get there. And nothing has gone badly for either one of us. Certain things have looked bad but have almost magically turned around or have become conveniently obsolete.

So for my friends, I ask karma for a little consideration. For those not on my good listed… I'm not asking and don't tell me.

But I will find out.

About Me

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Hey, it's Claire! I'm a writer and producer in Los Angeles. This blog sort of straddles professional and personal. You can check out my current projects "The Grover Complex" and "Delayed Teen Angst". Both projects have blogs and sites linked to this page. Have questions? Email me at Wazikaze at gmail.com


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