Bands! BANDS! BANDS!!!

Here at Trippy Tran Films, not only do we specialize in making unique movie projects (“Wreckfest” anyone?), we have filmed commercials, weddings and live music from the underground to celebrity artists.
View artists/bands on the “Obliquity” soundtrack here.

Check out our list of videos featuring music from several bands/artists – now including our newly releases sessions of Silversun Pickups’ Brian Aubert and Morning Parade performing an exclusive acoustic set at iHeartRadio in Cincinnati, OH.

Please subscribe to both of our channels YouTube.com/TrippyTranFilms (professional) YouTube.com/TrippyTran (skits, bands and more) for more videos! “Like” and Share your favorites!

All video work by Anthony Tran of Trippy Tran Films.
*Artist names with stars* have additional filming by Trippy Tran Films’ crew.

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Featuring songs: “Hesher”, “Puke My Brains Out”, “Good 4 It” and “STUPIDFACEDD”

ORGY

Featuring “Blue Monday”, “Talk Sick”, “Come Back” and “Fiction (Dreams In Digital)”
Read about how Tran met Jay Gordon in Los Angeles here. With lyrics and review to the Talk Sick EP.

Dir En Grey

The Upset Victory

Performing original music live video – coming soon!
See Tran hanging out with the band and actress Tia Casey for a Superhero Birthday Party!

Silversun Pickups (Brian Aubert Acoustic Sessions & Live Band) – NEW!

Watch the fan girls react to the sessions only on our channel! YouTube.com/TrippyTran
EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE! See a bit from their show below!

“Lazy Eye”

Killer Looks and Noise*

Live Video coming soon!

Linkin Park

See Rory and Brad perform “In The End” at karaoke.

Morning Parade – NEW!

See 2 more rehearsal videos on our channel!

The Radio Broadcast

Dustin James

His original new song “Party Love” to be featured in Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown – coming soon
Thanks for 10K views on “Venus”!

KY Kingz

More from KY Kingz with full concert vid coming soon!

Bryce Vine
Tran met Bryce Vine! Check it out!
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LA Boy

See LA Boy and the Tran Man hanging out!

Trippy T*

Watch the 2012 music video!

Plastic Inevitables

THE LOST ART OF

Cincinnati’s Most Wanted*

Zak Waters

Lying In Ruins

See them perform live in My Vacation In Cincinnati available to rent or buy here.
Full live video performance at the Greater Miami River Days festival coming soon!

The Front Runners

(bigger and better videos from The Front Runners coming soon!)

Jess Lamb
(Live vids from Jess Lamb coming soon! Check out these fun skits with Jess!)

Upcoming Music from These Talented Bands/Artists to Premier on our Channel Soon:

  • R.L. Grime (VOID Tour VIP) – coming soon!
  • The Glorious Veins
  • Crime Mob
  • Lazy Ass Destroyer
  • BEER FEST Event (performances by Cheech Mob, Taylor Shannon Band and more!)

Check out our live Hard Summer music festival compilation from summer 2013 featuring Crystal Castles, 2 Chainz, Zedd, R.L. Grime, Flosstradamus, Dillon Francis and more!

Thanks for checking out Trippy Tran Films!
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Browse this site for our original 7 short films and 2 feature films, plus a whole lot more!

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Service With a Side of Reel Ambition

Anthony Tran of Trippy Tran Films I Photography by CJ Kim

Anthony Tran of Trippy Tran Films I Photography by CJ Kim

Mary Jo Schottelkotte met the owner/operator of Trippy Tran Films, Mr. Anthony Tran, while she was eating at a LaRosa’s Pizzeria in Anderson Township back in 2011. After meeting him, she then decided to write an article about Tran also mentioning our upcoming feature film “Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown”. You can read about her own project ‘Footprints On The Air: Television Legends of Cincinnati’ at her website www.footprintsontheair.com

Service With a Side of Reel Ambition
(Published 2/20/11)

An interesting film is in production, and it’s crazy the way I found out about it.  I was dining alone at a well known local pizza establishment, and my waiter was none other than the filmmaker himself!  He’s a good waiter; very upbeat, pays attention to detail and timing, checks back often.  He was being chatty – servers seem to have one of two minds when you’re dining alone; either they feel they should make conversation so you don’t feel lonely (because they’re embarrassed for you), or they leave you alone so you don’t feel uncomfortable (because they’re embarrassed for you).  He seemed to have the former mindset.  I figured he wanted a good tip, and wasn’t going to assume that I wasn’t worth the effort just because I was by myself (low bill = low tip) and a female (even lower tip).  His is, by the way, a good strategy because I am also a former waitress and I tend to over tip, especially if the service is good.  So those of you in the service industry, take note: never assume.

Through the course of my meal and the friendly chatting, he divulged that he is a filmmaker with a feature length piece currently in production.  He is Anthony Tran, and he calls his film entity Trippy Tran Films.  You can actually check his work out on YouTube, which is what I did, to view the trailers he’s created for this feature he’s working on “Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown.”  It’s a project exploring the concept of “connection” on a number of different levels. The film itself it has to do with unseen layers of the world, encounters with dark energies as experienced by the lead character who has agreed to participate in a sleep deprivation study.  She is a college student taking part in a Psychology study who is at a crossroads with a few aspects of her life, as most college students are.  As the study advances and she dutifully remains awake for the required three days, she begins to experience a manipulation by invisible dark forces and grapples with her changing perceptions of good and evil.  The genre is psychological thriller peppered with comic relief, Anthony assures me.

The other aspect that I find interesting, and is the filmmaker’s means for exploring “connectivity” in real life, is that the cast and crew has been assembled by a call to anyone in the community who wants to experience the process of making a feature film.  While Tran’s goal is ultimately to have a film to screen locally at area theaters, and then to enter into film festivals; it’s also to create something out of nothing more than a sharing of ideas and talent by a group of creative people dedicated to the process.  There is no pay for your contribution.  But if you want a way to showcase your talent just for the exposure, or to explore your affinity to the industry, here’ your venue. What I saw on YouTube showed promise for “Obliquity” – good production quality, a compelling soundtrack (so far), with adequate acting.  I liked the song “Day Dreamer” written for the film by local musician, Matthew Wayne.  If Tran can get the participation he needs from interested cast and crew, I’m curious to see the finished piece.

You’ll see what looks like everything he’s ever shot in his life on his YouTube Channel, but forgive some of the earlier works and notice that he is evolving.  He seems to bring some of the same qualities he has as a server to his craft – a positive attitude, attention to detail and timing, and a desire to please.  He needs to post a mission statement, but his ambition with film at the moment seems to be to explore the ways we influence each other with thoughts and actions through mind-bending stories and satire.  And he wants to prove that successful, professional films can be made right here in Greater Cincinnati.  I’m game for that Trip!

Mary Jo Schottelkotte © 2011 SceneCinnati.com

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You can read more from Mary Jo Schottelkotte and about her exciting project on Television Legends of Cincinnati at www.footprintsontheair.com

Find more articles on Anthony Tran + Trippy Tran Films at – Articles on Trippy Tran FIlms & Team

Subscribe to our YouTube Channels: Trippy Tran Films (Professional Channel) and Trippy Tran (Fun Channel)

 

Psych Thriller ‘Obliquity’ Whets Appetite with New Behind-The-Scenes Clips

The anticipated debut feature with the tagline “More Than The Eye Can See” from Trippy Tran Films and Sovereign Entertainment has recently released (mostly) spoiler-free Behind-The-Scenes segments on YouTube.com/TrippyTranFilms – be sure to subscribe as new videos will be added. The journey shows tie-ins to Tran’s original short “Duality” with glimpses at some of the surprises in store for the upcoming full-length independent psych thriller Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown.

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(watch the new behind-the-scenes adventure here):
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2I1IfO0DKp4bSeUXiYlTe9UoO-_SRaL5

The video clips include previously unreleased interviews, insight on the lives and thoughts of the cast and crew, waiting in the rain for location clearance, flat tires, getting lost, favorite film parts, the mishaps and the accomplishments, plus, the director himself in action giving viewers a chance to see what it really took for us to make this community-oriented full-length indie film in the Greater Cincinnati Area.

Tran also mentions future releases in the playlist are going to include bands from the Obliquity soundtrack performing live, photo shoots with all the actors for the movie poster, the original cast (recorded with old school cell phones), rehearsing, voice overs and a First-Look at the band ALTERED in the recording studio performing the song they wrote for our film – also entitled “Obliquity”. (Playlist link is above – with 34 clips currently.) We will update the playlist weekly until we run out – and that’s not going to happen anytime soon.

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Trippy Tran Films presents Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown. ©2015 All rights reserved.

Now when viewing the clips, you may notice that they are completely unedited video segments recorded per clip. Due to it being filmed off of a Sony Handycam (that Chris Hicks gave Tran in 2011) we found it to be incompatible with the MacBook used for handling the movie’s files while editing on Final Cut Pro. When we tried to view the file, there was no audio. We decided to give you the raw recordings as part of the experience because of that.

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Teaser promo for the director’s cut test screen release which premiered December 2013.

By uploading each video to YouTube, audio and video then became readily available. The behind-the-scenes preview is here to ‘wet your thirst’ for more as we prepare finalizing postproduction of the film this year. New videos will be uploaded to the playlist periodically.

(see the trailers, character promos and more at the Obliquity playlist here):

To be a part of postproduction contact us at TrippyTranFilms@gmail.com To help donate to the project, send via PayPal to TrippyTran@gmail.com

Be sure to check out the official movie page and all our other movies in the Menu bar.

Click to view updates on the up-and-coming Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown and visit the Obliquity website and follow the movie on fb.com/ObliquityMovie #ObliquityMovie and follow us @TrippyTranFilms on YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.

Articles On Trippy Tran Films & Team

Lately, there has been quite a few people wanting to interview or talk about Anthony Tran on his work on Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown and about him as a film maker and the sing-rapper artist Trippy T – all curious about how he got his start.

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Here are some articles about Anthony Tran, the upcoming debut feature film from Trippy Tran Films Obliquity and what inspires the director himself:

Shawnna Johnson interviewed Tran on how he began, upcoming projects and more. Read the exclusive article at this link – https://producershawnnajohnson.wordpress.com/2015/06/13/anthony-rory-tran-freelance-director/

Slasher Studios on OBLIQUITY
http://www.slasherstudios.com/2011/05/26/obliquity-imagery-of-the-unknown/

Inspiring Scares – Director Anthony Tran
http://www.slasherstudios.com/2012/10/03/inspiring-scares-day-1-anthony-t-tran-director-of-obliquity-imagery-of-the-unknown-final-destination/
Tran has been featured on Slasher Studios’ website twice now!

Service With A Side of Reel Ambition
Written by Mary Jo Schottelkotte – NOW AVAILABLE!
http://trippytranfilms.com/2015/06/19/service-with-a-side-of-reel-ambition/

Kommon Kourtesy Interviews Anthony Tranhttp://stilettosandblush.com/2014/01/14/kommon-kourtesy-interview-with-film-maker-anthony-tran/

BeOnAir Guest Speaker Anthony Tran
More articles below!

Tran has also worked 3 jobs at Clear Channel Media + Entertainment for iHeartRadio as an Assistant National Contest Administrator giving out trips to iHeartRadio Vegas, Miami, Justin Timberlake’s exclusive 20/20 Experience and more, plus worked in both the music engineering and commercial dubbing departments.

Photo by A Tisch Photography

Photo by A Tisch Photography

UnSung Media interviewed Anthony Tran about his music under his artist name Trippy T, which will be releasing in the near future. Stay tuned.

Hear Trippy T’s new songs “Centerpiece” and “Ready” here.

Check out all of these interviews and articles that have hit the worldwide web.
P.S. Did we mention that we added new widgets to our website? Take a look around our site!

Team Roster Production Stills and BTS

Aleasha Whitney Wilson AKA Akaijin features Anthony Tran on Tumblr

Photo by CJ Kim Photography

Model: Anthony Tran    I    Photo by CJ Kim Photography

The Acting World of Filmmaker Anthony “Rory” Tran

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Having a passion for several projects, it’s no surprise that director/writer Anthony T. Tran would delve himself into the world of acting.


“John Doe” premiered today on VEVO, featuring a role by Trippy Tran Films owner Anthony Tran.

When he was 15, MTV came to his high school looking for the next ‘Made’ – a show about every day teenagers wanting to do something with their passion – in which Tran applied to be made into a filmmaker. At the last minute, he changed his mind and selected model instead. During the interview, which was with a lady and a recording camera in an office, the lady asked him why he wanted to be a model. He told her the truth that he is indefinitely passion about film making, but wanted to experience the other side of the camera and also show what he can do in front of the lens.

Tran went to attend Scarlet Oaks Vocational School his junior year of high school where he made several videos including his first attempted feature at the age of 16 called “The Dumbest Horror Flick Ever” and other music videos and projects, taking turns acting for all his classmates projects and then starring in some of his own like the MSI “Prom” cover video he did when he was 17.

In college, he did the same for his classmates and even made cameos in his first short films in 2008 “InPersonNation” and had fun in the “Universal Intelligence” music video by Dok when he attended Brown Mackie College-Cincinnati in the Audio/Video Production program (which will no longer be a program as of September 2015). From 2007-2009, he was in movies like “Crosses To Bare”, “Pizza Boy’s Fantasy”, sang the end to “Cyclone: Behind The Storm” and a cameo as ‘Tiger Woods’.

Reaching out on his own projects, he found opportunity and was then cast as an extra in Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and then in several other videos and projects including Zebras In Public’s “Propaganda” video – which was shot with the newly released Red Cinema 4K camera – giving his debut on VEVO for the first time. VEVO is an industry-only approved video site where all the top artists and celebrities appear. “John Doe” marks his second appearance on VEVO and was made possible with the amazing talent and collaborations with the ‘Rock-N-Soul’ band, Zebras In Public.

Tran is passionate about all aspects of the production process and we plan on seeing more of him in front of the camera soon. Currently, he has auditioned for a web series in Long Beach, CA and is hoping for more opportunities to come. If you would like to cast him for a project, you can email him at Anthony.Rory.Tran@gmail.com

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Photos by Frenzy Photos, CJ Kim and Jonathan Ison

Anthony Tran has currently been added to “Producers to watch 2015” and “Interesting Producers” via Twitter last night. Read his review of the iTunes release of Zebras In Public’s “Paradise Leg”. The album features both singles posted above and in addition, includes the song “Let It Go” – which was chosen for the Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown soundtrack.

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Tran’s “Paradise Leg” Mini-Review
‘Zebras’ Bring Atmospheric Rock & Soul Fusion

If you want a band that really knows music, look no further, Zebras In Public shine in originality and thought-provoking lyrics all while being so fun to listen to.

Favorite songs include “Go” which talks about someone you just want to get away from, “Propaganda”, the first single, has a catchy chorus and really sets a tone, “John Doe” the second single, which I heard the music vid debuts  on VEVO June 9, 2015, a psychedelic story song with hints of inspiration from Pink Floyd with a blues-style funk, “Blown Away” is a high energy party jammer, and “Let It Go”, which is featured in the upcoming indie film “Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown”, has some real powerful lyrics and shows how mature this band really is, all while still rocking out and having fun.

Definitely check this album out. Lead singer, Zeb, rocks the striped mohawk which is pretty gnarly. Their efforts are definitely a 5/5.  With all the originality and at less than 10 bucks for 14 solid songs, you can’t go wrong. This is a music journey you won’t want to miss.

Other faves: “Sunrise”, “Ladies Rock” and “Change My Life” – really there are a lot of great songs here.

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Check Out Trippy T Music!
The Tran man also does music under the Artist name Trippy T. Check out his songs “Centerpiece”, “Ready” and “Unfreeze (2012) at Reverbnation.com/TrippyT

Cause Social Disaster! ‘Wreckfest – An Interactive Story’ Game Walkthrough!

Popular girls Tori and Vicki are reckless. Now at their 5 year high school reunion, will they continue to cause disaster? It’s up to you to decide how their story unfolds with the Wreckfest – An Interactive Story mobile smart device game through the app Episode, available for free through the GooglePLAY store. (Free Download link below!)

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We created this game back in fall 2014 (see Wreckfest – An Interactive Story Mobile Game) and included new dialogue, bonus interactions, 14 alternate endings including a sneak peek at the upcoming feature film “Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown”, plus a photo shoot bonus game where you can change the characters into several different outfits and make them do and say funny things!

Riskay alternate costumes you can choose for Vicki and Tori in 'Wreckfest - An Interactive Story'.

Riskay alternate costumes you can choose for Vicki and Tori in ‘Wreckfest – An Interactive Story’.

Now in summer 2015, we posted the walkthrough of the game hosted by the creator himself part of the Let’s Trip! series. Anthony Tran takes you through the game and gives commentary on the project while showing you the cheats, secrets, playthrough and insight on how you can find and change a lot of the outcomes.

6 videos have been posted, 1 for each episode of the game. If you haven’t already downloaded Episode to play the game, do so and then click this link – http://episodeinteractive.com/s/4870975772426240 using your smart device (a smart phone: Android, iPhone, tablet or iPad) to play. Snap your favorites lines and moments and post them here or at http://www.facebook.com/wreckfestgame and be sure to “like” the page and the http://www.facebook.com/wreckfestmovie

 


Walkthrough Guide:

Episode 1 – Crash/Dogface Daphne – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AJluw8pbqM
Episode 2 – Aliens Among Us/Global United – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uYwhX-L9nc
Episode 3 – The Showdown! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfS7So_aQB0
Episode 4 – Theater Geek + New Outfits! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWO2WoMFaeQ
Episode 5 – Ceremony + Alternate Endings! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3FlppPLCvE
Episode 6 – Bonus Photo Shoot Game – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIUjLOnaORI

Watch the Director’s Cut of “Wreckfest” for a limited time only here.

My Vacation In Cincinnati – Now Available To Rent Or Buy!

Take a trip with our comedy adventure featuring live music and lots of diverse Cincinnati locations! We premiered the movie last month for free. Now you can help support the film by renting it for 2 days or buying the movie so you can always watch it! 30% of sales go to the indiereign website for hosting, but you can always donate more. Thank you for your continued support of Trippy Tran Films.

Rent or Buy: https://www.indiereign.com/v/97f0c

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