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 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.


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

News: ART A Reasonable Truth to Release New Hip-Hop Music Video “The Recipe ft. Ayem”

It’s around the holidays nearing a close to 2018 and ART A Reasonable Truth (Anthony “Rory” Tran) is planning his new music video, second single to Centerpiece called “The Recipe ft. Ayem”. Though the subject matter doesn’t really have to do with food per se, the video itself showcases the lyrical undertones of one being such a “recipe”, one of the more parallel coorelations to the concept album.

ART A Reasonable Truth in New Music Video “The Recipe ft. Ayem”

Get the single on iTunes, Spotify, 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 and their “plan”.

The idea has similar relation to Anthony Tran’s latest directed short film QK-Hilltop (coming very soon) that deals with real-life government experiments in the 1950’s including MKULTRA, mind control, cloning and more.

Directed by Tyler Mason of Fallen Light Films in Ohio, the video is hoping for an end of year/early 2019 release.

What are your thoughts on all of this? Sound off in the comments below and be sure to connect with our page for updates and subscribe to his music YouTube channel.

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.

“QK-Hilltop” Trailer Release Has ‘Trippy’ Fans Shocked and Excited

It’s been almost 2 years since the release of our last short Denizen and now Trippy Tran Films has partnered with Escape West Films again for a subject not many are willing to talk about: Government experiments in mind control. The film is being entered into festivals and will most likely premier on Amazon Prime early 2019. In the meantime, a trailer has been released getting us both shocked and excited for the thrills to come.

Starring Charlie Harris, Jessica Larkin, Richard Watkins and Gregg Milano, the movie has already been tested on small screen audiences who have called it a “mindf*ck of a movie”, “creepy”, “intense” and, of course: “trippy af”.

Written by Charlie Harris and co-written by Anthony T. Tran, what do you think will happen in the film based on the trailer? Leave your theories below and get ready to ‘trip’ with us again in QK-HILLTOP.

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Read the previous article here.

‘WRECKFEST’ and Other Trippy Tran Films Movies to be on Amazon Prime

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.

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:

Be sure to comment your favorite parts and Centerpiece theories below!

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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 and watch My Vacation In LA and My Real Life In L.A. to see the ART man’s adventures.

ART A Reasonable Truth Premiers “SoCal Waves” as New Single With Upcoming Music Video

It’s about that time! Summer is in the air and the ‘Centerpiece’ has released another anthem, this time, showcasing beach and west coast vibes by the ocean that will take you away on a vacation. “SoCal Waves” originally premiered in February 2016 with the My Vacation In LA season 1 finale in a demo form.

ART A Reasonable Truth produced an album with Grammy board and multi-million dollar studio-taught mix and master Wendy Levin of D.M. Gremlin Studios with an instrumental by Billy Burton; the collaboration and oceanic sounds are dreamy and chillular.

Listen to “SoCal Waves”

After releasing 3 singles prior including “Centerpiece”, “Get Down With It!” and “Ready”, “SoCal Waves” is planned to be the first music video of a visual album, but unlike artists like Beyoncè and Todrick Hall who release it all at once, the “Trippy Tran Man” plans to release the videos out of order and at different times before all the pieces of the ‘Centerpiece’ concept is complete. Trippy.

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Want to be in the upcoming music videos? Trippy Tran Films and team are looking for background, actors, dancers and more to be a part of this project. Copy/credit will be provided and there will be meals on set for those who are needed more than 5 hours. Email subject: Centerpiece.

What are your favorite songs from the album and what songs are you excited to see as music videos? What do you think the story is? Comment below, share the waves and get ready for a brand new music video by Trippy T.

See ART in “Gotta Be Free” by Master T.C. and The Visitors. Their album Visitation Rights releases on July 4th.

Enjoy a throwback to the first music video by Tripp T “2012 (Unfreeze)/Shimmer of Longing” released on the expiration of the Mayan Calendar 12.21.12.

Filmmaker Anthony “Rory” Tran on ‘Let’s Make A Deal’ Game Show the Day After Wayne Brady Wins Emmy

Director/Producer Anthony T. Tran

Welcome to the first day of May! Today, we have a mini-interview with Anthony “Rory” Tran, director/producer/writer of Trippy Tran Films, LLC. who also just released a debut pop/hip-hop/electro album under the name ART A Reasonable Truth.

Trippy T just made his TV network game show debut on Let’s Make A Deal hosted by Wayne Brady on CBS yesterday on 4/30/18 being the first episode to air after Mr. Brady took home an Emmy for best Game Show host. Talk about epic timing!

Watch the episode here:

Costume: Gladiator. Anthony Tran and Wayne Brady on CBS.

What was it like being called to play?

It was a rush! Knowing that once you’re called, you have to make your entrance down those stairs, grab the good luck from the people waving at you and then talk to someone you’ve grown up watching and laughing to (Wayne Brady; Whose Line Is It Anyway?), it was completely surreal. I still can’t believe it happened and I’ve seen it on the boob tube with my own eyes!

You recently had surgery?

Yes, I had Lasik eye surgery done just a few weeks prior. My right eye, which still is bothering me with only 10 feet of clarity in it, felt bruised and I was hoping after that I could still make the taping when I had audience tickets.

Have you seen this game ‘CA$H COUNTRY’ be played before?

Nope! And that’s even after all the episodes I have watched… so I don’t know if it was new, but it sure was new to me. When I was up there, my senses were all over the place because you want to show respect and kindness and also make quick decisions as people are shouting and telling you to do things. It’s nuts! In the end you have to go with your gut instinct.

I picked Tiffany because her face was on California where I have been for 4 years now and her name is also the same name as the main character of our short film Duality which later became Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown. So Tiffany it was for me, though now looking back, I maybe should have showed Ohio and Cat some love. It’s still awesome that I traveled across the country and it’s officially represented here on national television.

What was it like to see the prize you missed?

It was a really great prize and though I’ve been on a yacht every year for New Year’s these past 2 years, those sunglasses looked amazing and it sounded like a fun time. I just knew after paying for Lasik payments and producing my album and upcoming film works, that taking the money was the way to go, no matter how small. And it was a cool amount. I’m so fortunate to have been able to play with the #LMAD team! Wayne, Jonathan, Tiffany, Cat, Chris – everyone was so amazing.

Wayne Brady just won an Emmy for “Let’s Make A Deal” and the day after, your episode airs. Everyone is watching in the industry. How do you feel?

Funny thing is, I was driving to visit my friend Joe in Apple Valley (in the high desert) and a truck passed me with a map of the United States on it around the time the Emmys were airing. I felt a sense of something and forgot about it being scheduled to air the next day on the 30th of April since it was actually shot last September.

It feels legendary to be the last new contestant the day after everyone is talking about it and watching it. I hope someone out there is willing to take a chance with our team and help us achieve the goals we want with our films, music, media and art. Otherwise, we will continue to make our mark with Trippy Tran Films.

Okay guys, what did you think of the episode? Comment below and be sure to connect with us for updates to see when Wayne Brady will be in our next big movie like he said on national television. 🏆

Wanna talk collaboration and make a deal with the man with a plan, Anthony Tran? Email us at and be sure to look out for the wild new film QK-Hilltop coming this summer as well as music videos by ART A Reasonable Truth.

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