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.

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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.

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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.

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 brainwashrd 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 before 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

Dirk Kubala Runs For U.S. Congress 2018 Libertarian Party in Cincinnati, OH

Politics. Some people love them, some people can’t stand it. Though it affects us in different ways, voting season for the mid-term election is just around the corner, and Libertarian Dirk Kubala wants to take a stand for his city and country running for Congress in Cincinnati, OH here in 2018.

View his website and key issues.

Director/Cinematographer/Editor Anthony “Rory” Tran (also Anthony T. Tran) was hired to create his campaign commercial that’s going to air on local broadcast. Dirk Kubala is in District 1 of Cincinnati.

What are your thoughts on a third party running and the issues he wants to work on? Are you voting on November 6th? Comment below and leave your thoughts about his campaign ad and the issues you stand for.

New Pop Album “Visitation Rights” by Master T.C. and the Visitors. ART’s Collaboration Interview.

It’s Independence Day and the steam punk-looking pop group Master T.C. and the Visitors have released their debut album “Visitation Rights” showing patriotism as well as social commentary on the U.S. of A. with songs like “On My Own”, “Gotta Be Free (feat. ART A Reasonable Truth)”, and “Mama Wouldn’t Like That” having a message to share with the listener that some could say are lacking in mainstream pop music and bring a breath of fresh air to the genre.

“Pretty Thang (feat. K-Phashon)”, and “Join My Party” play as feel-good songs for the summer that any pop fan would enjoy. Several songs on the album are dancy and electronic, however, T.C.’s vocals are strong and his higher-pitched voice makes for an energetically fun record. “Do You Want My Body?” may be reminiscent of early 2000’s pop songs as to “Standing Up” being a positive feel-good song about being on the right path. “You Promised Me” is a pop-rock jam that is what they are known from their live performances. The album showcases diversity with different vocal artists blending thematically.

And did we mention “La Dee Dah” was chosen for the Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown soundtrack back in 2010? The psychological thriller is still looking to release and it’s nice to see MTCATV putting this cool track, with a pinch of dubstep, on the record.

Watch the music video “Gotta Be Free (feat. ART)”

ART A Reasonable Truth released his new music video “SoCal Waves” the first week of summer after being featured in “Gotta Be Free” in January as the track and album’s initial vocal opener. We asked the singer/rapper a few questions about his experience on this collaboration.

When did you begin collaborating with the band?

It was back when I was reaching out to several bands and artists for our debut feature film Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown and both “La Dee Dah” and “Gotta Be Free” were candidates for the soundtrack. I was so impressed by how much talent Master T.C. and The Visitors have and how moved I was by these songs. Come find out to this day, almost every song they’ve released I’ve pretty much enjoyed. The EP Take Me To Heaven was good too.

So how did you get to be featured on “Gotta Be Free”?

I honestly just felt that intro was calling me and believed in what T.C. was saying. I wrote it, recorded it with my friend Ayem, and sent it to them. He released it and got it mixed and mastered with his people from different record companies and producers and then we shot the video last August at The Ohio State Reformatory.

Behind the scenes Snapchat story of making the video of “Gotta Be Free (feat. ART)”

Read that story here.

What are your favorite songs on the record?

I love all the original tracks, but all the ones he kept under wraps is what I’ve been looking forward to and they deliver some surprises. I’m so happy for their accomplishment. My favorites would be “Mama Wouldn’t Like That”, “Live N’ Learn”, and “We Are Golden”, which grew on me after hearing the lyrics. “Join My Party” is also a fun summer pool song amongst the ones I favor in our collaboration.

We are excited to be playing “Visitation Rights” and also your album “Centerpiece” on mad repeat!

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ART has not made any comment about them not including his name as a featured artist for “Gotta Be Free” on some title releases, including the digital album.

Happy Fourth of July, everyone. Be safe and remember you are all fireworks in the sky. #CenterPeace!✌

Watch the music video “On My Own”.

“SoCal Waves” Music Video by ART A Reasonable Truth is this Summer’s Jam

It’s officially summer and the Centerpiece singer/rapper ART A Reasonable Truth knows “the time is right” with the new summer anthem music video “SoCal Waves”. We won’t spoil the adventure yet, but you can read the interview with ‘Rory Man’ aka Trippy T below. Starring Anthony ‘Rory’ Tran and Karlee Marie, here’s the world premier video:

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Interview with ART A Reasonable Truth

What was your inspiration behind the track and now the video?

My inspiration for the song comes from a string of events. When I moved to the west coast, my friend Alicia visited me and we filmed our adventures at several iconic SoCal spots – that became the first season of My Vacation In LA and while editing, I had posted on social media the need for music. Billy Burton submitted 3 tracks and all 3 ended up on my debut album Centerpiece.

“I want to see you make a move like the waves of the ocean” – ART A Reasonable Truth

SoCal Waves” is a love letter to California, how oceanic and beautiful it can be and how I want to join you on this journey and experience more now being here 4 years. The video features a girl on a farm who dreams about being in California and gets to share this time with me until she wakes up and finds a seashell on the farm. Not to spoil too much yet, but there’s a reason for the end and what could happen after.

Karlee Marie plays a farm girl who gets transported to the City of Angels.

Your album Centerpiece is a concept album. How will this translate in future videos?

I plan on doing each song and releasing Centerpiece music videos at different times and pieces. The videos will be released out of order; “SoCal Waves” is track 5. Once all the videos release, you can piece together the album’s story. From start to finish, I plan on doing big things with this project while having a fun, original visual album.

Album available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Music and more.

You’re naturally a film maker. What got you into music?

Music has always been a passion of mine since I was a kid. It went along with TV and movies. I just didn’t thoroughly explore it as much until I finished this album, though I have wanted an album out over several periods of my life. When I was about 8, I wrote parody songs being a Weird Al fan. In 2009 for our first major short film Duality, I wrote the eerie poetic song “Within” and performed and recorded it with the help of musician Izal Mane.

“‘SoCal Waves’ is a love letter to California.” – ART

I did another song after called “Mind ArC” for the Coexist film credits and released my first music video “(Unfreeze) 2012″/”Shimmer Of Longing” for an album I still plan on releasing called Belief System.

What will Belief System sound like in compared to this album?

Belief System is a more serious electronic/trance album which will have pop songs that are more inspirational. Centerpiece is a sonic adventure of a pop star on the rise wanting to take on the industry as to Belief System is how I view things more deeply and I am excited to share that in the future as I work on other tracks and films.

We have to know, what are your favorite songs on the album?!

Each song holds a special place with me as they are all unique and tell different stories as a connective piece. I’d say moreso my favorites do come to last tracks like “Trip Zone”, “Jubilant Soul” and “Le Movies” as those were written lastly and more recently, so I had a lot more to share and say in Decemeber 2017 when they were being recorded. Some people may not favor the bubblegum fun pop of the first few tracks or so, but those songs lead to a level of growth that really conclude the album and is begging for a part 2. On this album, the first half is fun, the second half is more mature and “SoCal Waves” nears the halfway point.

ART and Karlee Marie walk the red carpet in “SoCal Waves”.

What was it working with Karlee Marie?

Karlee Marie is fantastic to work with. She’s positive, motivated and really shined in the video with me. She literally was 20 turning 21 the week we filmed and there are Easter eggs in the video. I’m sure she’ll never forget hitting this milestone while filming and the lyrics speak to her and all generations: “Let’s go far / No one can tell us we can’t make it”. She made me laugh a lot and I can’t wait to work with her again.

“SoCal Waves” takes you on an unforgettable west coast adventure similar to the series it’s based on: My Vacation In LA.

Tell us some fun facts and secrets put into the making of “SoCal Waves”.

Okay: The Red Carpet is similar to the one I walked at The Silver Fox as cinematographer of MÆRY QUEENS. Long Beach is where I’ve been residing for the last 3 years. The beach performance footage is mostly shot in OC at Redondo and Hungtintgon Beach. Karlee Marie was cast not even a week before the shoot. People wanted to be in the video and even asked us about the song while we were filming around Rainbow Harbor. It was a very fun experience! Oh, and every meeting and meal seemed to include tacos. (Laughs)

Production credits

Director: Bobby Duncan

Producer: Anthony Tran and Charlie Harris

Cinematographers: Cody Williams and Christopher Anthony

Starring Anthony ‘Rory’ Tran, Karlee Marie, Charlie Harris, Sal Vega, Jessica Larkin, Tony Soto and more.

Hair/Make-up/Wardrobe: Amy Casazza

VFX: Tony Soto

Special Thanks to Hamlet for the Homeless and CXL Photography.

Filmed in the City of Long Beach, Orange County, The Silver Fox and Mystic Canyon Stables.

Get “SoCal Waves” on all major music platforms including areasonabletruth.bandcamp.com and watch My Vacation In LA and My Real Life In L.A. to see the ART man’s adventures.

Creepy Finds In Episode 4 of My Vacation In L.A. Season 2 At Ripley’s Museum Hollywood

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When Erin Wilkin, Randy Roy and Anthony “Rory” Tran head for adventure on the west coast, the plan was to contrast and compliment the previous adventures that Alicia, Legend and Rory had experienced in season 1. In the first of a 2-part episode, the distance, drama and weirdness start emerging closer and closer to the end, continuing from some of the energy shown by our lead girl in episode 3: Seal Beach Long Beach 2 and this new episode 4 kicks off with a special message from The Sorting Hat. 

S2, Episode 4 Chapter Titles

– Opening Credits – “Turn This Around”
– L.A. Travels
– Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!
– The Tall Man
– The Sorting Hat
– Dinosaurs!
– Musical Stairs
– Cannibal Skull
– Two-Headed Cows
– Pandora’s Box
– Project Frog
– Dancing In Hollywood
– Illusions
– The Birth Of Film
– Diamonds
– Frozen Shadow
– Star Wars And Fat Tires
– Tiki Jungle Room
– Photo Slideshow
– Episode 5 Hollywood Walk Of Fame Promo

Upon arriving in Hollywood, the doors open with that crazy fountain that never ends and the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! adventure begins SoCal style. From a cannibal skull, musical stairs, mutated animals, a jungle with shrunken heads, strange interactive booths and a fun “The Birth of Film” wheel (Trippy Tran Films fans will be pleased to see), the museum adds a sort of bizarre incline that’s been setting the mood of this season of our docu mini-series.

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Last season, the 2-part finale included a horror wax museum and dances with wax celebrities. This time, there is real life “horrors” and weirdness at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Hollywood and amongst the friends themselves. Erin actually told Rory after his phone died that he could use her phone if he didn’t take any video. Well, the agreement was to be in season 2 for them to stay without paying him a dime for lodging and so he did what any filmmaker working on a series would do and shot some footage anyway. Our sources tell us that additional b-roll was filmed later to complete this episode which hits around the 10 minute mark.

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The next episode looks to be the drama the fans are all looking for and is slated to premier sometime in October. A weekend plan to Brokechella – a music concert with several stages for only $20 instead of the high prices of Coachella was mentioned and the pals all wanted to go. All but Erin. What will happen in the next episodes of #MVILA2 and will Erin try to have fun or will the trip become sabotaged? Will it come full circle and end in Santa Monica? Keep watching and see if they “Turn This Around” like the theme song performed by Cat Magick.


Also be sure to check out Rory’s recent travels back to Ohio from his snapchat just last week with My Vacay In Ohio 2017 as he raps in the new music video “Gotta Be Free feat. ART”.


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