Twisted Fates Episode 2 of ‘Choices – An Interactive Story’ is Free To Play

Tired of just binge-watching? Want something different to try in our phone-y kind of era?

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The choose-your-own-adventure style video story game has made its way back to YouTube with the thrilling episode 2 of Twisted Fates from the Choices – An Interactive Story series and improves on the criticisms of the first episode by providing a more linear experience and making things a bit darker all while being a unique experience to choose and respond to situations. #ChoicesTF

JD is played by Mario Mendez in Twisted Fates – Episode 2

The story continues after Kate (Tiffany Rios) is beaten by her alcoholic boyfriend Ian (Charlie Harris, QK-Hilltop, Denizen) and finds hope in his best friend JD (Mario Mendez) before moving in with him. Now a couple, Ian stalks them as his brother Blake Slater (Anthony Rory Tran) tries to help him realize his mistakes in the new webisode experience “Restraining Order”.

If you haven’t played the first episode, try it, but expect several dead ends until you make the right path. Spoiler alert: Optimism only leads to a Bonus choice which showcases behind the scenes and interviews and concludes with a base ending as the Pessimistic path leads you to a possible fight between JD and Ian before you get a Truth or Lie ending that takes you to the first set of credits. That’s when you know you completed it correctly and finished episode 1 the “right way”.

Episode 1 choice map revealed!

Episode 2 of Twisted Fates does not allow dead ends and the reason is because we want you to see all the possibilities and changes.

Episode 1 was written as a short film, almost Quentin Tarantino-esque where we see a man in jail who reflects on what led him there as his best friend drives him back home. During the drive, everything that happened before the arrest is showcased in small doses until the very end when they are driving again – showing that this is where they’ve been the whole time. So yes, it makes the story somewhat hard to follow since the script for episode 1 (written by Mario Mendez and Charlie Harris) came off a bit pretentious and details were not ironed out or developed.
As director, I came on before the shoot with the idea of a choose-your-path video series in May 2017 – making that episode entirely experimental. We wanted to add more depth to the characters after the February (2019) release this year with added scenes, but with scheduling conflicts and people on the team, including Escape West Films who gave up on the project after writing episodes 2 and 3 and then gave me the project, I took it into my own hands as director, producer and editor and even wrote in scenes for eps 2 and 3 before we filmed to achieve an even more unique and fun choice-based story game “sequel”. Twisted Fates episode 2 does just that and will take you on an unforgettable eerie ride.
– Anthony T. Tran

The first episode tackled domestic violence and now, this “stalker” episode puts the experience at a brand new level. There will be fights, chaotic moments like when Ian threatens JD while working on his car, and even a cliff hanger that will lead to the final third act episode that will tackle gun violence. Almost a year after the release of the first episode, we finally get to continue with a story game that has meaning more than your average programming thanks to our team at Trippy Tran Films including voice over work by Miss Brazil, Francesca Esker. Whichever choice you make will change scenes, dialogue, find a TV bonus and lead to various situations.

It seems that these story games are becoming more popular with the release of Bandersnatch last year and Ecko’s new series Scroll Wheel of Time which features Anthony Rory Tran in a retro scene as a background actor, and others like Swipe Night.

Tran says after these episodes conclude Twisted Fates, that they will be diving into a new series of Choices – An Interactive Story that he will write and make the episodes longer and more fulfilling. Twisted Fates is planned on being released as a complete short film with all 3 episodes together and will take out the choice aspect to be watched as a full commentary piece on issues not commonly put in widespread media. Make your choices now and comment which paths you’ve discovered and what you hope for a new choice-based video series. As always, please connect with us and all our projects for updates.

You are the director. You tell the story. One choice can make all the difference.

Choices – An Interactive Story: Twisted Fates #ChoicesTF Teaser Trailer

Trippy Tran Films Working On Several New Projects for 2020 Release

The imaginative indie film company Trippy Tran Films is planning several new shorts, skits, a talk show and music videos for ART A Reasonable Truth. Most of the hard work is slated for a 2020 release and is further opening its doors to expand collaboration and artist promotion.

Hosting weekly meetings in Los Angeles, the team has expanded and reached out to several working people in the industry. Director, producer and content creator Anthony T. Tran (aka Anthony Rory Tran) has been working in Hollywood as a background actor and production assistant which has opened new doors for future collaborations.

With the recent re-release of the trippy government thriller, QK-Hilltop – which is based on real experiments in the 1950’s following MK-Ultra – the movie now has an official poster and you can watch it until the end of the year for free here.

Mind control experiments in the 1950’s could still be active today. Make your own conclusion after watching Trippy Tran Films’ latest QK-HILLTOP. For the spooky season, watch for a limited time.

Poster design by Valentin Guereque / Xentaur Graphics.

Directed by Anthony T. Tran

So what about this talk show? Real news has fallen into propaganda and reality-style television and it seems nobody wants to talk real truth in the media. The IDGA$ Talk Show @idgas_talk_show is on TikTok and Instagram as of now promoting old skits and new including PocaHeyHey, contest entries that are funny and original, Titney Spears and more.

The first 3 episodes were taped last weekend in Burbank with more planning every weekend so that the first season can release every week also.

Short films in the works include the stand-alone impersonator sequel to InPersonNation as well as new horror and rom-com our sources reveal.

And of course, ART A Reasonable Truth is Anthony Rory Tran’s artist name who has been planning at least 2 more music videos including the theme to the talk show IDGA$ and the club banger Get Down With It! – as part of his concept album Centerpiece.

Also, episode 2 of Twisted Fates from Choices – An Interactive Story #ChoicesTF is being edited and looking to release by end of November.

Updates may have been lacking, but we assure you a lot of great things are in motion and a lot of new faces are going to be involved in upcoming projects. Be sure to subscribe to all the YouTube channels also on IG and facebook:

Trippy Tran Films

ART A Reasonable Truth

Choices – An Interactive Story

IDGAS Talk Show

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We are still looking to complete sound design on our debut feature Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown. Email TrippyTranFilms@gmail.com with reel and rate. Movie is 1hr 50min run time.

Have an awesome Halloween!🎃

Music Beyond and Non-Profit Work from ART A Reasonable Truth

It’s almost the one year anniversary of the oceanic beach jam “SoCal Waves” by ART A Reasonable Truth, and the film maker turned singer/rapper has since released the earworm hip-pop jam “The Recipe ft. Ayem”. His debut in music started in 2008 with the song “Within” from the Duality movie where he went by artist name Tripp T/Trippy T before others tried to claim the same name.

Now with the release of the Music Beyond interview, we get full insight on the making of the video, as well as what’s next in the realm of Anthony ‘Rory’ Tran.

He doesn’t stop there. Working with the non-profit Hamlet For The Homeless on several occasions (to help homeless and foster youth learn theatre and film production with housing, donate today), he has spoken to help raise money and awareness for the ongoing southern California crisis.

Recently, he has also been featured background on Santa Clarita Diet and The Goldbergs, with appearances on upcoming shows like Mr. Iglesias, Lucifer and could be on shows like Euphoria, Ballers, a Facebook commercial and more. He was also audience on The 5th Annual Red Nose Charity Event for Walgreens featuring John Legend, Terry Crews and Julia Roberts. He did P.A. work last year on Love and Listings for VH1 and continues to make skits, vlogs and more on all his channels.

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Also, the short film QK-Hilltop has had a limited release – his latest short film directed alongside the choose your own path mini-show Choices – An Interactive Story, which will be premiering episode 2 this summer.

Plans for more music videos are in the works and we are looking for freelance crew, dancers, background actors and more to be a part of several of these projects including hiring a director or team to also work together, including trade for pay work or of course just pay. Email areasonabletruth@gmail.com to get involved subject: Music Vid Cast/Crew

A lot has been going on in the world of Tran and this is all just leading to what he wants to do with his short films and music video projects. He also is talking to sound designers for Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown. So yes, the updates haven’t been as frequent as all of this is being prepared, but we are working on making this all come to fruition. Be sure to subscribe to all channels and leave any feedback and thoughts on all the latest projects. Have a trippy and artful day.

Celebrate ART A Reasonable Truth’s Birthday & Black History Month – “The Recipe ft. Ayem” Music Video

Happy Birthday Anthony ‘Rory’ Tran aka ART A Reasonable Truth who just released his new music video, second single to Centerpiece called “The Recipe ft. Ayem”. Although the subject matter doesn’t really have to do with food per se, the video itself showcases lyrical undertones of one being such a “recipe”, one of the more parallel coorelations to the concept album as it showcases a look at our world with catatonic behavior. Featuring Ayem with a sick verse, we also celebrate Black History Month with our team.

Get the single on iTunes, Google PLAY, Amazon, Bandcamp and more!

In the video, ART states that a lot of medical issues happened to him while on this journey to the point of a sleep study. Scientists are shown taking samples of him and building “versions” of him to control as their own “recipes” and brainwashing them to adhere to technology.

Get the single at areasonabletruth.bandcamp.com

The idea has similar relation to Anthony Tran’s latest short film QK-Hilltop (coming very soon) that deals with real-life government experiments in the 1950’s.

What do you think of the new hip-pop video and song for 2019? Here is also a behind the scenes look at filming it via the rory-man’s snapchat story.

Support local and independent artists and be the recipe yourself! ART says he plans on starting performance runs this year. For his next music video “Get Down With It!” we are looking for extras and dancers. Email AReasonableTruth@gmail.com with picture and why and how you want to be involved.

|Choices| An Interactive Story – Twisted Fates Episode 1 • Short Film Game

Choices - An Interactive Story Teaser Poster - Yellow Movie 3

What if you could change the way a story unfolded by the mercy of your own fingertips? By making alternate experiences for characters who have to make tough choices? Now you can with |Choices| An Interactive Story the new story game from Escape West Films and Trippy Tran Films, and this is just the beginning. A total of 4 episodes are planned for the episodic series “Twisted Fates” and this episode is just a chapter and the start of what’s to come. For mature audiences only.

Play |Choices| An Interactive Story here (BETA Test version 1.0)

Themes including friendship, relationships, domestic violence, harassment and more as “Twisted Fates” unravel. Episode 2 is taped and is planned for a spring release.

Choices - An Interactive Story Teaser Poster - JD Door

Fans of interactive films will come to see |Choices| takes to a new level. With the hype of Netflix’s new Black Mirror episode “Bandersnatch”, the familiarity for fans of twisting fates and seeing their outcomes will be more psychological. No path will have the exact same results and though there are dead ends, we won’t force you to try again 5 different times because you didn’t kill someone (cough cough, really Netflix?) as the subject matter hits closer to home in: |Choices| Twisted Fates. #ChoicesTF

Another set of episodes are being discussed after the release gearing towards more of the comedy approach, but will also include some controversial topics. Be sure to let us know your thoughts below and tell us which outcomes you discovered!

Choices - An Interactive Story Teaser Poster - Vanilla Sky Choice

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Be sure to also play our mobile game Wreckfest – An Interactive Story to hold you off until episode 2 releases!

Anthony Tran and Dustin James Discuss “Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown” Delay on “My Ex-BFF Court”

Thursday today, if you own the Snapchat app, you can search the Discover page for “My Ex-BFF Court” and see Anthony ‘Rory’ Tran (ART A Reasonable Truth) and Dustin James (Cat Magick) as they go to “pretend” court over a matter of film making and friendship in season 1 episode 12 of the new show by Snapchat TV and Vertical Networks.

The preview:

The premise is simple. Tran began production on Trippy Tran Films’ debut feature film project Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown in 2009, shooting 1 scene and finishing the script. It took until 2012 to complete production due to actors quitting, 3 re-writes and also to help co-produce with writer/producer Christopher Wesley on his supernatural thriller feature Devil’s Point. A lot of things happened during that process and eventually in winter of 2013, the movie premiered as a 2 1/2 hour cut in a local theater selling almost 100 tickets in 1 night.

When Tran was asked to go on a fun court show where we got to bring back a former actor and best friend who quit the project, he sent out real facebook message screen shots and more to the production co. Vertical Networks to talk about what really happened.

Watch the 12th episode of Season 1:

From side characters like Titney Spears to the character Dustin was meant to originally play: Dane Hollywood, My Ex-BFF Court will showcase the drama, the truth and the reality of what happened but also in the form of entertainment as this is technically reality television.

The reality TV truth:

What are your thoughts? Do you think the show was fair to both sides without even knowing the whole story? Who should have won the case?

Trippy Tran Films is looking for a solid feature sound designer for our 1hr45min cut of this film so we can get it out by next year. You can help donate via Paypal @trippytran or message us at TrippyTranFilms@gmail.com if you or someone you know has reasonable rates on sound design and audio mixing/mastering.

Be sure to also check out our new show | Choices | An Interactive Story – a choice-based interactive short live-action video with 4 episodes coming in beta form with episode 1 tomorrow!

2019 Upcoming Trippy Tran Films Projects and Beyond

New Year, who dis? It is 2019 and as we head into the start of a brand new decade, there have been quite a few projects being planned and edited for this coming year from the creative team behind Trippy Tran Films as we celebrate over a decade of original entertainment starting with our first short film release iNPersonNation in 2008 leading to the trippy thriller Duality in fall of 2008 until now. See Movies.

Choices – An Interactive Story

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This year, expect to make some serious choices with “Choices – An Interactive Story” – an anthology series with the first season called “Twisted Fates” #ChoicesTF. You will assume the role behind the screen acting as director/storyteller in this insightful drama with the first episode being called “Domestic Violence”. We do want to warn people in advance that this is for mature audiences. “Choices – AIS” is coming early February.

QK-Hilltop

Did you know that in the 1950’s, the American government conducted under-the-radar mind control experiments for purposes of understanding how Nazi soldiers were so brainwashed and consistent? Our new suspense thriller is an intense experience that dives into the truth behind what not many people are willing to talk about. QK-Hilltop is a real experiment (google it) and was right after MK-Ultra.

Many believe celebrities are being cloned and/or mind controlled in main-stream media. You can make your own decisions after seeing one of our strongest films yet.

“Terrific, Terrifying!! Disturbing, for those who had possibly suffered through that, back in the ’50’s. Mesmerizing, and…simply Mind – Blowing…!!! WOW!!” – D. Singh

“I had a “twinge” in my stomach, just by watching it!!” – Viewer

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The movie has no official release date as it is being entered into film festivals this year. You can watch the trailer below.

New music videos from ART A Reasonable Truth

The director/producer of Trippy Tran Films is not only talented at film making, the man released a full pop/hip-hop/electronic album last February on his 30th birthday. Only 1 song has a music video so far and that’s the Cali vibe hit song “SoCal Waves”. Expect to see “The Recipe ft. Ayem” and “Get Down With It!” sometime in 2019 if not more. You can stream the album Centerpiece for free here.

Watch “SoCal Waves” and “Gotta Be Free ft. ART”

Even More Projects!

Those were all mostly filmed last year. This year, we plan on doing even more and hope to find a good sound designer for our long-awaited feature film release Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown.

You can also catch Anthony “Rory” Tran on Santa Clarita Diet, Lucifer and Mr. Iglesias as a background cameo extra as well as Snapchat’s own “My Ex-BFF Court” this year. He was on CBS’ “Let’s Make A Deal” and ABC’s “The Goldbergs” last year.

If you are in the southern California area or anywhere and want to collaborate, shoot us an email at TrippyTranFilms@gmail.com