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!

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New Web Series ‘MÆRY QUEENS’ Hires Anthony T. Tran for Director of Photography

MÆRY QUEENS
New Long Beach Gay Web Series
Coming Spring 2016

MÆRY Queens castA set of diverse gay friendships are put to the test when a threat to kill the host’s cat surfaces at an otherwise fun birthday party. Get ready for the new dramedy mystery MÆRY Queens.

Chance happens only so many wonderful times in our lives and for an uprising career path in a cut throat industry, it can be a difficult endeavor for a newcomer to Los Angeles. There’s Hollywood, Studio City, Burbank, dozens of beaches, atmosphere, celebrities that breathe the air (and the money) with no surprise running into someone famous in the Greater L.A. Area.

In June 2015, Anthony Rory Tran and Keithopher Webb went to Long Beach pride and it wasn’t until the next morning that Keithopher handed him a card he received at the festival. Being an aspiring actor and film maker, A. Tran decided to email them, mentioning his work under singer/songwriter/rapper name Trippy T and mentioned his connects with other talent that could be interested in submitting and collaborating to the series.

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Soon after, Anthony received an email and was asked to audition for the roles of Ian and Dustin. He met with the director Henry Corzo and shared with him his ties on making a national community film project back in Cincinnati, OH. Henry then called him back a week later to help film an audition with Kyle Mosonyi and Alex Correa in Long Beach, CA.

It was a couple weeks later when Tran saw his name highlighted and thought that he had also been cast. Sharing videos before auditions, at the end of the day Corzo asked him to become the Director of Photography of this project. Jobs for a DP include running camera, directing the overall quality and uniqueness to the look of the film (Mæry Queens), choosing depth, frame rates, lighting, rigs and more. Humbly honored, Tran took the position.

Anthony Tran (DoP) filming Mæry Queens

Anthony Tran (Director of Photography) filming Mæry Queens. Photo Courtesy of Kyle Mosonyi (Actor)

 CAST AND CREW FOR MÆRY QUEENS: THE WEB SERIES Photo Courtesy of Anthony Rory Tran (Director of Photography)

CAST AND CREW FOR MÆRY QUEENS: THE WEB SERIES
Photo Courtesy of Anthony Rory Tran (Director of Photography)

Mæry Queens Fundraiser Event

Fundraiser kickoff 7/27/15

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There is a lot in store for the filming of the project and like any film set, anything can happen.

Daniel Donnie Flores plays Ian in MÆRY Queens and gives us a little sneak peek.

Learn more about MÆRY Queens on the official website and social media. Includes character bios & episode info. We’ll post more about this exciting LGBT dramedy as it comes.
Official Site – http://www.maryqueenswebseries.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MaryQueensWebSeries
Mæry Queens Kickstarter

Anthony Tran assures us he has been working really hard on MÆRY Queens and can’t wait to show you what’s in store!

Now as the Director of Photography also abbreviated as DP or DoP (that’s dope without the ‘e’ that’s how dope the DoP role is), we anticipate the October release and wish Corzo, Tran and team with the project.

MÆRY Queens wraps production today, 8/30/2015.

CALLING ALL MUSICIANS:
Music is being  prepared for the series. We are looking for fun pop, dance, electro, rap, hiphop, alternative, ambient and more to fit with these characters and this series.

Interested musicians, bands, artists, composers, etc. can submit by emailing TrippyTranFilms@gmail.com

MÆRY Queens Teaser Poster

The original poster before final casting includes 6 of the 9 characters. ©2015 Corzo Productions

For more dope content, check out Tran’s “Leatherware” radio spot he made in college for audio class. Tran wrote, mixed and even did voice over announcer work with the help of 3 friends; they gave testimonials for this fun made-up radio commercial exclusively here! Leatherware! Where it’s at! 


Maery Queens has now been postponed for a Spring 2016 release. Follow the page on facebook for more info.

PocaHeyHey! 10 Skits That Will Tickle Your Tummy (Da Rigghhht Wayyyy)

Here at Trippy Tran Films, ideas are constantly rolling between director/writer/operator Anthony Tran and his team of creatives whether it be a skit, a parody, a new commercial, a radio spot, voice over work, vLogs and more. Dozens of videos have been made for fun on the side and have never been fully listed until now.

We are constantly coming up with ideas on top of our so far released 7 short films, our full-length feature films coming soon including our own Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown and the film we co-produced Devil’s Point, the horror comedy parody that just released called The Dumbest Horror Flick Ever (#TDHFE), plus music under the current artist name of Trippy T and while our projects being released remain professional – we also like to have fun! Check out our skits and let us know your favorites! More videos are available at YouTube.com/TrippyTran please Subscribe and follow! Your support truly helps!

#1 GENESIS OF THE HEY HEY

PocaHeyHey has been an idea of Tran’s since 2011 (so don’t even think about trying to steal it!) The complete minisode collection has been put together and Tran and fans alike would like more to come. The idea has spawned multiple side videos including SunnyGayGay and a list of ideas we hope to bring to our channel in the near future!


#2 MARIE ANTOI-NOT!

Part 2 with her Emulating Super Mario and wanting to be Princess Peach! – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNpeNu9kKjo


#3 SELENA STOP!MEZ

Watch Ep2 – Stop Smoking Video with Selena Stop!mez – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lyxzPmtnAs


#3.5 Leatherware: Leather Commercial!

This hilarious commercial should be aired! Featuring 3 testimonials on why you should shop for leather all day every day including a hilarious flamboyant guy makes this radio spot oh-so priceless!


#4 Bread On My Nipples

Hear more random songs like parodies of Taylor Swift parody and Avril Lavigne by Rory Man like “Grindr”, “Hermaphrodites” and more plus original songs and covers at http://reverbnation.com/trippyt

Tran wrote a parody album called “Comedy Lunch” when he was 12 and hopes to record this and more parody songs in the future!


#5 Titney Spears “Gimme More” (Britney Parody)


#6 Lots of Tongue… Is It Truly Kissing? (vLog with Ren Hicks + Anthony Rory Tran)

Ren Hicks is one of the leads in Wreckfest – our smash hit comedy! Watch the trailer here –  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4yXZi_QSNA


#7 Oops! All Berries (feat. American Idol’s Jess Lamb)

Watch the so ‘Not Oops! All Berries’ cereal promo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K6X_cfuS8Y

Jess Lamb was featured on Season 14 of American Idol and her song “Daises” is also featured in Obliquity.


#8 Muh My Telephone! (Swirly Face)

Watch Tran do more silly videos:


#9 I’m Asian Video

Short and sweet. The middle is a tummy tickler for sure!


#10 “Prom” Mindless Self Indulgence (Cover Video feat. A.Ro Tran)

After creating The Dumbest Horror Flick Ever, cast and crew members were featured for their Junior Prom video filmed right before their actual prom! This made one of the most entertaining and hilarious videos that Tran did in high school. The video was so explicit with drinking, masturbation references and cussing that it practically got banned from his school.

What was your favorite video?! Tell us in the comments below and as always, please follow us, subscribe, like and share! Or we won’t be able to make anymore videos.. ever! Ha. For real though. #Support

©2015 Trippy Tran Films
All original material is owned by Anthony Tran, Trippy Tran Films, LLC.


For more comedy videos, check out professional movies like Wreckfest and My Vacation In Cincinnati which are coming soon to DVD, and of course check out our horror parody from 2005, The Dumbest Horror Flick Ever.

More comedy, skits and vLogs to come!
NEW VLOG show coming soon!
Robbed By A White Man

To collaborate, email us at TrippyTranFilms@gmail.com

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The Most Offensive Horror Parody Releases: The Dumbest Horror Flick Ever

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In today’s world, the media has pushed the envelope whether it’s saying “shit” on TV and radio more than ever, discussing racial topics and exploiting others for it, lots of boobage and sex on YouTube and TV (Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”, Justin Timberlake’s “Tunnel Vision” and hello – Miley Cyrus) or just plain violent programming on network TV and cable access (Hannibal or MTV’s Scream that premiered Tuesday anyone?) Needless to say, the world has changed a lot in the last 10 years.

New 2015 trailer parodies “The Gallows” TV Spot.

Watch the full movie for free below!

Disclaimer: This film is may be rude, crude, offensive, politically incorrect and is for mature (and immature) audiences who like that. The movie in no way represents the feelings or thoughts of anyone involved in the project. Trippy Tran Films holds no responsibility for the material of this film. You have been warned. You may get pissed off – or you may just laugh.. a lot.

Parodies in #TDHFE include Scream, The Ring, Final Destination, Darkness Falls, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Saw, Taco Bell, Scream 4 (even though it was released 6 years after Tran’s short, he originally had a Scream barn scene parody) and more. The script had tons more parodies that have never been filmed yet, but the final product is still pretty awesome.

Celebrate 10 years of The Dumbest Horror Flick Ever!
Watch the film below with bonus music video!
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Flashback to 2004/2005. Director/writer Anthony Tran was 16 years old and went to YMCA Summer Camp before his junior year. There, he wrote a short skit including 4 girls in his weight lifting class. The skit was then presented on stage for the end of the week talent show called “Scream Again Yo” being a parody of the Scream franchise as well as other horror films. He then wrote his “Sk8r Boi” Avril Lavigne parody called “Hermaphrodites”. Then in his junior year of high school, he went to attend the Scarlet Oaks Vocational School in Cincinnati in the program most fitting for him: Digital Television Production or DTV. He was making new music videos, skits, learning how to edit with Final Cut Pro and more. His passion for writing hadn’t stopped and so he turned his Scream Again Yo into a 50 page script called The Dumbest Horror Flick Ever. With friends reading it, some shocked and some thinking it was the most hilarious thing ever, he began to film scenes for the project and edited it at school.

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First reaction at to “Hungry Potentials” scene in The Dumbest Horror Flick Ever

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Now the kicker is that he was 16, young, a rebel, with an imagination like no other. He implemented racial issues into his movie and began to talk about what is funny in different cultures for an ending that left everyone washed away by the flood (except for a “lucky” few) spoofing The Day After Tomorrow and realizing that without the differences and cultures in our world, it would indeed be a boring place. But that’s not without saying the film may be offensive to many with it’s racial slurs, fat jokes and mentally challenged spoofs of horror icons Freddy and Jason.

Ring TDHFE still1As Tran grew up, he didn’t really get back into putting the film together as the script was only half shot, the Scream Again Yo scene never to be found (never filmed except for the YMCA Leaders Camp skit in which he paid for and never received a DVD for) and a lot of politically incorrect teenage angst built up as he was bullied in school before he began the project by several races that judged him for being half Asian (and ambitious) for being himself.

EXCLUSIVE! Read part of the original script here.

10 years later with moving films like His Name Is Walter to even more comedy mayhem like Wreckfest, Tran decided to take a look at whatever footage was salvaged before the film was gone for good. A fresh new cut – literally – has been made for the film. Some scenes were unable to be found like the classic The Ring parody where he actually shot the side of the TV with his friend Kat crawling out with long hair asking for chalupas. Memories like that will never be forgotten as he attempted his first feature, and only time will tell if any of the other footage will ever see the new world of YouTube and social media. At least we have this. The most offensive movie you may ever see.

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Watch the original 2005 trailer below!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgKu_yvfios

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.

Wallpaper.

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!
Please Subscribe to this page and at YouTube.com/TrippyTranFilms (professional) YouTube.com/TrippyTran (skits, bands and more)!

Browse this site for our original 7 short films and 2 feature films, plus a whole lot more!

©2015 Trippy Tran Films, LLC.

 

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.