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.
Themes including friendship, relationships, domestic violence, harassment and more as “Twisted Fates” unravel. Episode 2 is taped and is planned for a spring release.
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!
The smash comedy (literally) is making its way to reach bigger audiences as a movie on Amazon Prime in which you can buy or rent and stream with the app and this won’t be the last. Trippy Tran Films is planning to release up to 10 movies and have them available again, since they were taken down in 2015 to prepare for a DVD Collection that’s still in the works. See Movies.
Some may say it’s well overdue after removing such classic short films like His Name Is Walter, My Vacation In Cincinnati, Duality, and iNPersonNation. We love the F.A.K.E.S. (Fabulous Amateurs Keeping Entertainment Simple). From comedy, drama to thriller/horror and sci-fi, we have created several movies that we want to continue sharing with the world and since Indie Reign ended, we haven’t had a place to share our projects through a digital sales medium.
Expect all the original Trippy Tran Films movies to be on there, and eventually Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown will be on there too.
We’ve all seen those bonus features that show us the behind the scenes of our favorite videos and it’s no surprise that Trippy Tran Films is avid about releasing extra material to give to fans – and also respectively to the cast and crew that put their blood, sweat and tears into making community film productions, especially in the beginning stages of our legacy in Cincinnati, OH.
This past summer, for the first time ever we released raw, unedited, uncut recordings of us working on our various productions that we are going to call Green Clips – ‘green’ meaning fresh and new since this hasn’t necessarily been done before, a term also used in the industry.
The reason we are doing ‘Green Clips’ is because first off, a lack of compatibility between the Sony Handycam we taped with and the editing system made it impossible for us to work with. (Remember folks: we are still independent and are looking to raise money for our many projects. Consider donating!) Secondly, using YouTube to host a series of video clips that show everything that happened from when the camera rolls until the operator cuts showcases the realism of the project. That’s not saying we uploaded every little clip ever for these motifs because we made sure to keep it as interesting as possible without wasting time and still maintaining the integrity of the original projects. (New videos below!)
See for yourself or skip around the various Green Clips, or GC, in the playlist. The titles and thumbnails should help one find a flavor that may be entertain. GC runtimes range anywhere from 15 seconds to over 5 minutes per video. Let’s take a look at the releases for this.
KILLER LOOKS AND NOISE – Empty Minds (Music Video) Searching for the right Obliquity music while showcasing Greater Cincinnati Area and beyond bands and music talents was not an easy endeavor. Tran talked to many musicians who, when simply put, was not in it to win it, but when we found the 26 talented artists that signed to our debut feature, we knew we had to do a couple music videos.
The first band who was completely down is contemporary punk rockers Killer Looks and Noise. Director Anthony Tran worked with Daniel Kamphaus, Tyler Stroup (Wreckfest), Phillip Russo (who hosted premier parties and the location of our film My Vacation In Cincinnati – which is also locale in this), and a few others including the band to complete this video shot in a day. See the mayhem and fun of some of the making of shoot.
ALTERED – Obliquity (Making of the Track)
Hard rockers ALTERED approached Tran about making a song for our debut feature film, Obliquity and ended up making a title track with the same name. The heavy melodic tune ‘Obliquity’ is also available to buy on iTunes. See the process of them making the song in the recording studio exclusively in this playlist.
TRIPPY T – Unfreeze (2012)/Shimmer of Longing (Music Video)
Planned and released the day the Mayan Calendar ended (December 21, 2012) and for a competition, ‘2012/Shimmer’ became a recognized video. Working on music with composer Michail Sinenko AKA Sonanze, Trippy T (Anthony Rory Tran’s current artist name) knew a music video had to be done. He pulled a team of people to come together for various shoots including the college he received his Associates degree in Audio/Video Technology, Newport on the Levee and other locations. His 2012 debut music video put him in the spotlight after being behind the camera.
Guest director Josh Gerrety came on board from Eazy World Entertainment to guide Trippy T with the help of Christopher Wesley of Sovereign Entertainment, DP Charles Pierson, Key Grip James Willis and Wreckfest’s Selena Klaphake and Tyler Stroup with many more amazing people came to help that day. Lauren Stinson was the VFX editor. The video was made for a week competition and had mixed reviews. The powerful message seemed to not sit well with Internet trolls, but still remains to be a unique representation of of the Obliquity soundtrack.
OBLIQUITY: IMAGERY OF THE UNKNOWN
Over 100 clips have made it to this playlist on the YouTube.com/TrippyTranFilms channel.
We start in 2011, two years after the project, but then backtrack to look at cell phone recorded videos from 2009 and then go to more “HD” Handycam footage (we put quotes on HD because Sony, that is not true HD!) From creepy hallway scenes, free Chipotlé on set, never-before-seen interviews, shooting the sequel tie-ins to DUALITY at Sharon Woods, our beloved friend and actor Chris Corman who plays Chaz, plus the final day of filming, voice overs, photo shoots and more are all here. That’s not saying we revealed many spoilers here, so you’re (mostly) safe with that, but it does showcase locations. We plan on releasing more GC after the film is publicly released.
Discover more live bands by Anthony Tran including ORGY, Wallpaper., Hard Summer Music Festival, Bryce Vine, Silversun Pickups, Morning Parade, Without Contrast, David Blake, Finding Fate and more here at TrippyTranFilms.com
Upcoming live videos from the Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown soundtrack featuring The Glorious Veins, Gabriel’s Hounds, Celestials, Jess Lamb, The Front Runners, Lying In Ruins, The Upset Victory and more coming soon.
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Every legend has to start somewhere and for Trippy Tran Films owner Anthony “Rory” Tran, having 7 short films by the age of 25 in the midst of making a full-length stand alone feature OBLIQUITY: IMAGERY OF THE UNKNOWN – which includes appearances from a variety of actors in all of our trip-tasticshorts – is ambitiously recognizable. Finally, a beaming light has come down for us to see these films in one solid collection with loads of bonus material, games and more you won’t find anywhere else, and OBLIQUITY is not far behind. Pre-order a copy and watch the new promo here!
The Official Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection 2008-2015 cover is showcasing the most audience-receptive short film, the multi-genre smash comedy WRECKFEST. (Photography by Kate Chi-an Lin and Graphic Design by Adam Roades. Produced & Directed by Anthony T. Tran.)
And it’s not just a multi-genre trippy reunion film that makes this collection so unique. Whether you are a fan of comedy, thriller/horror, drama, action or everything in between, The Official Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection 2008-2015 has something for everyone. Delivering award winning films COEXIST, DUALITY and UNIVERSAL INTELLIGENCE, memorable favorites also include the touching drama HIS NAME IS WALTER, the Ohio vacation comedy adventure who stars Seattle-lite Amanda Eichelberger and the recently-passed Chris Cormanin MY VACATION IN CINCINNATI, plus, the original celebrity impersonation spoof featuring our girl Britney in INPERSONNATION with runtimes of 7-18mins per short. See the Movies section to learn more about these films.
For a limited time, Trippy Tran Films is also giving the option to pick a DVD cover art for your collection. That means you can get any Wreckfest, My Vacation In Cincinnati, His Name Is Walter, COEXIST or DUALITY cover. Posters will also be for available for sale while supplies last.
Click on a cover and comment your favorites!
The Official Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection 2008-2015 DVD and digital download collection comes with over 100 minutes of bonus material. For the first time, here is a list of slated goodies we are preparing exclusively for this set:
7 Original Multi-Genre Films! Wreckfest, My Vacation In Cincinnati, His Name Is Walter, Coexist, Duality, Universal Intelligence and iNpersonNation. (See Movies)
Bonus Features Disc 1:
Exclusive Look at Trippy Tran Films’ debut feature “Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown”
Trippy Tran Films History – Cast & Crew Interview Specials
My Vacation In Cincinnati – The Interview
Duality – Interview with the Cast & Crew
Promos/Trailers (For all Films):
The Official Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection 2015 TV Spot
Trailers: “Wreckfest” Teaser Trailer/“My Vacation In Cincinnati” Trailer & DVD Trailer/“His Name Is Walter” Trailer/3 Trips – “iNPERSONNATION”, “DUALITY” and “COEXIST” DVD Promo/Duality and Other Movie Challenge Films DVD Promo/“Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown” – Teaser 1/“Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown” – Official Trailer
“You’re Watching Trippy Tran Films!” feat, Khrys Styles, Charles Pierson, Lucas Carpenter, Michelle Hessel, Britney and Brittany,Nick Pirrman, Greg Durham, The Front Runners, Lying In Ruins, Trippy T and more!
2 Trivia Games on Disc 1 – Wreckfest Trivia! + Trippy Tran Trivia!
Disc 2 (Bonus Features Per Movie):
Behind The Wreck! Making of Wreckfest
Behind-The-Scenes Photo Slideshow
Wreckfest – An Interactive Story Game (Promo)
Wreckfest Trivia! (On Disc 1)
MY VACATION IN CINCINNATI
Behind The Vacation! Making of MVIC
Behind-The-Scenes Photo Slideshow
Lying In Ruins – “Letting Go” concert performance
Interviews (On Disc 1)
HIS NAME IS WALTER
Bloopers & Outtakes!
Through The Glass – Behind The Scenes
Behind The Scenes Making of COEXIST
BTS Photo Slideshow
“Whiskey Talkin’” (Live) Performed by Professor Willie
Extensive Look At Making A Film in 4 Days! BTS Photo Slideshow
Bloopers, Outtakes, Goofs and more
First Look at Recording “Within” by Trippy T / Live Performance
Halloween Promo (edited)
Interviews (on Disc 1)
Behind the Scenes Photo Slideshow
Music Vid (Alternate “Circus Baby!” Audio)
Titney Talks New Movie (Promo) “Mormanizer”/”My Deodorant”
Titney Sequel – The Mini-Interview
Britney vs. Brittany Promo
“Wreckfest” poster. Photography by Kate Chi-an Lin. Graphic design by Adam Roades; Roades on the Road.
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