40 Days of Success


Dreamers follow an unwritten journey leading them up different winding paths, opportunities and experiences as each passing day comes to light. Though, some believe everything is destined to happen, we continue to strive for collaboration, endurance, confidence and achievement to reach and make these goals. Sharing this unique experience we call life can be rewarding and even disappointing at times, but as we hold onto our inspiration and faith, we find that anything is possible.

As owner, director, producer and writer amongst many other roles (cinematographer, singer/rapper, editor, production assistant, etc.) for Trippy Tran Films and other production companies, I have been continuing the dream and doing my best to complete some of our projects in the balance. Our goal still includes releasing our feature film debut Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown to festivals and audiences worldwide.

I’ve always been open to joining forces with other people in the entertainment industry and our love for creating and connecting will only continue to expand. (We encourage everyone to never lose sight of what they want in life!) Here are some of my own biggest feats, a new entry showcasing 40 Days of Success and determination up to this point in my life. Check back for new entries starting March 1, 2017. Believe in yourself. Believe in others.

– Anthony T. Tran
“Rory Man”
Trippy Tran Films, LLC.


Day 1 – New Music from Trippy T

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True artists are always making music whether it’s publicly released, finalized or not. This image is taken from the photo shoot on location of my new music video TBA (shhh! – details yet to be revealed!) There are a lot of surprises with the new songs and the upcoming Centerpiece EP. Working with celebrity model photographer Chris Anthony of CXL Photography fall 2016 was refreshing. I felt as I could really be myself in this video, now having lived in Los Angeles for almost 3 years and loving the SoCal atmosphere.

You can check out my reverbnation.com/TrippyT page to hear potential tracks for the EP Centerpiece – which is currently in the works and be sure to follow  facebook.com/TrippTMusic


Day 2 – Co-Producer and Cameo Role in Sovereign Entertainment’s Devil’s Point

Throwback to the club scene in the new movie Devil’s Point that I co-produced and made a cameo in with these lovely stars of the film (Alexander Sedlak and Kait Stay). It’s been since 2011, but great things take time. We hope you can’t wait to see this supernatural horror from Sovereign Entertainment and Trippy Tran Films!

Watch the trailer here 


Day 3 – Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards Post Party Staff (2015-?)

Working Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports Awards Post Party Event 2015 & 2016.

Growing up watching Nickelodeon myself, it brought me joy to pump up the youth for their photo op and was in overall exciting to be part of such an exclusive event for a second year in a row.
In 2016, I was teamed up with the basketball photo booth guys and helped kids and families get their star photo moment with their print used as the backboard for a mini-bball hoop and was also given my own hoop.

In 1 week, the Kids’ Choice Awards will be hosted and airing March 10, 2017 on Nickelodeon.


Day 4 – Director of Photography on Long Beach, CA web series MÆRY QUEENS

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Maery Queens – Long Beach with Anthony T. Tran as director of photography.

Working with the cast of Mæry Queens as official Director of Photography on season 1 (available to watch for free) where I worked with MTV Brasil actor Anthony Moore (Malady, Into the Shadows), Kyle Mosonyi  (“Gone” Music Video) and Ashley Hernandez (My Vacation In L.A. – Top 10 Countdown) and of course the rest of the stellar cast involved.

Production took place throughout the month of August 2015 and the first 4 webisodes premiered in April 2016 with a red carpet premier at one of the filming locations: The Silver Fox. I used facebook Live during the event highlighting some of the star moments, interviews with most of the cast and even spoke on stage in front of the audience.

I became so passionate about this project that I ended up writing additional segments to the show with solo confessionals with each character in between episodes that started after episode 4. It also marked my first major role debut in Long Beach and first cinematography role in Los Angeles County.

Watch and subscribe to Season 1 


Day 5 – COEXIST wins Audience Choice award for CMF 2009 in Greater Cincinnati

Winning our first movie award in the city for our horror short COEXIST and pictured with legendary synth-funk group Midnight Star’s Bill Simmons who was also one of my instructors.

In my final project in college at Brown Mackie Cincinnati, I had already directed 3 original shorts and several other music video projects, etc. Before #ObliquityMovie was started, this was the film that encouraged me to continue following my passion as we won an Audience Choice Award for a horror film in 2009! If anyone remembers that Era, horror films were coming out left and right and it was hard to find anything original. To this day COEXIST by @trippytranfilms remains bold, thought-provoking and unique.

Watch the trailer 

Follow the Coexist movie page

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If you feel adventurous and want to see our original website before TrippyTranFilms.com was established, check out our 2008 website http://transistorfilms.tripod.com/index.html


Day 6 – Assistant National Contest Admin for iHeartRadio contests & Clear Channel Media + Entertainment (2011-2014)

Hired at Clear Channel Media & Entertainment AKA #iHeartRadio for 3 years with 3 different job titles for radio nation.

In the birthplace of radio, Cincinnati, OH I had a good friend who saw my passion and ambition for working in entertainment. In 2011, I was hired to run national contests including giving away $1000 more than 5 times a day as well as trips to the iHeartRadio Music Festival in #LasVegas, plus, exclusively with my boss ran the private show #contest for the Justin Timberlake 20/20 Experience debut and Miami and L.A. shows and pool parties with America’s top artists.

I then was hired for commercial dubbing then music in production tech. I trained and worked with original members of Blessid Union of Souls I left the job to pursue my film endeavors in #California. Here I’m pictured with KISS 107 FM host Jare E. J and WEBN legend Shroom. Also pictured is the UK’s Morning Parade and Brian Aubert of Silversun Pickups in the Coke Lounge. Both great guys to be studio neighbors with. For fun, you can hear my radio voice in our short film #MyVacationInCincinnati

Watch Morning Parade’s “Alienation” music video

It’s not been the same since and I do miss the main jobs I had, especially sending people to big festivals and hearing their excitement when awarding them. The festival played live yesterday on broadcast television.


Day 7 – 27 Bands and Artists on our upcoming film debut Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown

You may not be able to see all 27 bands and artists in this collage, but when we started our feature film debut, we never imagined networking with over 100 bands and artists talking submission, free posters that we’d provide to promote, and even some of the leading acts making a cameo appearance in the film. We ended up collaborating with over 150 people nationwide. Obliquity is a film that drew people in for having a positive outreach, wanting to unite several talents with the idea of us all promoting each other. A true collaboration – especially on the indie front.

When I was 21, I began another attempt at making a feature (my first was when I was 16 for an outrageous parody film The Dumbest Horror Flick Ever) after COEXIST had taken an audience award voted on by college students: the upcoming generation. I created a film that I wanted to resonate with people that went beyond some of the garbage that Hollywood was putting out by making a movie that spoke to the human soul with ideals to open people’s minds and showcase undiscovered talent (some that were well on their way) by bringing forth a colorful connection.

You can check out a list of bands and artists here and on IMDB for a full list of songs and names. The movie track “Obliquity” by ALTERED premiered on WEBN 102.7FM Greater Cincinnati local radio. Two music videos have been made so far for our upcoming psychological thriller including “Empty Minds” by punk rock band Killer Looks and Noise. Check out the work from affiliated bands & artists on our soundtrack and let us know your favorite tracks in the comments section.

See the Killer Looks and Noise music video “Empty Minds”

Watch the new music video from Master T.C. and the Visitors “On My Own”

Watch the new music video from The Radio Broadcast – “Body”

Watch Cheech Mob “Andy Dalton” 

Lyric video for The Upset Victory “Don’t Give Up The Night”

Behind-the-scenes making of the “Empty Minds” music video


Day 8 – Official Videographer/EditorProject SpARCH (STEM) Fundraiser

SpARCHing a new change in our community and across the nation.

Continuing the journey in Ohio back in 2012, I was asked to help bridge the connection between the University of Cincinnati and Hughes High School by filming a crowd-funding video that would kick off the STEM program where college students mentored high school students for their next stages in life in their field by creating an academic bridge. Advocate David Mierke approached me about collaborating, and after a successful meeting, I asked Josh Luckett of EZ World Entertainment to assist me on the production that would soon start a positive spark in education.

Watch the Project SpARCH video

The two of us worked with Dave and Jenna as well as the principal of Hughes High and the director of SAID/DAAP teachers. We recorded a variety of students showcasing their skills regarding architecture and design, math and science as well as their excitement for the program. After the video was featured on indiegogo and facebook, STEM ended up coming to fruition by gaining national attention from Washington D.C. and broadcasts on network news.

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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.

TTF Star and Actor Chris Corman Passes Away at Age 31

Chris Corman (Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown) reveals playing a different role and making the film.We hate to be the one to bring the news that actor Chris Corman unfortunately passed away last week. Director Anthony Tran received the news from Corman’s friend and co-star Amanda Eichelberger from My Vacation In Cincinnati the morning of this devastating loss.

Chris Corman for Obliquity by Frenzy PhotosTran was working to complete The Official Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection 2008-2015 when he heard the news that OBLIQUITY and My Vacation In Cincinnati star Chris Corman passed away Thursday of last week.

See the first psychological thought-provoking Obliquity clip starring Chris Corman below:

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Chris Corman (Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown) reveals playing a different role and making ‘My Vacation In Cincinnati’ on special edition DVD.

Special Edition DVD with Bonus Features Coming Soon 2015

We hope to commemorate him through the collection which includes interviews, bloopers and more.

Click to watch Chris Corman reliving My Vacation In Cincinnati as he shows co-star actress Kelby Tienken the film in this exclusive behind the scenes look. We look to the stars and feel sorrow for losing such a wonderful actor so young so soon.

We want to send our condolences and our prayers to Christopher Corman’s family, friends and co-stars who worked closely with Chris and knew what an uplifting, kind spirit he was with strong qualities including dedication, passion, persistence and loyalty.

Official "Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown" poster for release.He always made us laugh on set of both Trippy Tran Films movies (Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown being the big one which is planned for finalizations soon) and was one of the most dedicated persons Tran has worked with to-date.

Follow us at facebook.com/obliquitymovie

Follow us at facebook.com/obliquitymovie

Chris Corman stars as Chaz Seraphim Hunter in Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown, an archangel personified “hunter” of answers and truth in a chaotic world.

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Chris Corman was without a doubt the band No Doubt’s biggest fan and even moreso of Gwen Stefani. His dream came true when she called him on stage and he got to do a dance with her in front of thousands of people including taking a selfie together. The video can be seen below.

We are trying to reach out to Gwen’s publicist and managers about the loss of Mr. Corman and see if she’d be up to seeing his starring debut feature film role in Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown. If anyone knows how we can get a hold of her, please, let us know or email us at TrippyTranFilms@gmail.com

Chris Corman and Gwen Stefani do a ska danceChris Corman and Gwen Stefani take a selfie on stageChris Corman points with Gwen Stefani on stage

With great sorrow, we hope the best for all the lives he’s touched so he can be remembered. We know his memory will shine on through his work.

R.I.P. Chris Corman
You were a beautiful friend and a unique and charismatic actor who always shined.

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 Chris Corman in a haunting scene in the new movie 'Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown'

Chris Corman in a haunting scene in the new movie ‘Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown’


Friends of Chris wanted Tran to know what he said to them about him and his work via facebook.

Aaron E. wrote:
“Thank you for everything you did for him Anthony. Chris cherished you a lot. He told me you were one of his best friends of all time.”

Melissa S. wrote:
“Also know that Chris spoke very highly of you and enjoyed working with you immensely.”

OBLIQUITY Cast and CrewOBLIQUITY Test Screening December 2013Anthony Tran wrote:

It’s heartbreaking to hear that the joy and enthusiasm and dedication of Christopher Corman will no longer light up the room. I was his director on several projects including our feature film debut Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown which is still seeking postproduction help. We did get to premier it at the end of 2013 and he did get to see his big screen debut in the theater so I’m happy he got to have yet another shining moment. He also starred in our 48 Hour Film project My Vacation In Cincinnati and always made people laugh.

To all his friends and family, I have tons of footage with Mr. Corman, a lot hasn’t been released yet. If anybody needs anything for his funeral, please let me know. I reside in Long Beach, CA where Chris and I talked about moving near there.. well Anaheim. Sadly, it never happened. We will honor and remember this unique soul and I hope when we release the feature film that we can remember him in a beautiful way for his passion and hard work as well as being such a fun guy to be around. Fly in the sky friend. You left too soon.

R.I.P Christopher Corman
You made us laugh and think like no other.

Chris Corman on set of My Vacation In Cincinnati with co-star Amanda Eichelberger and director Anthony TranChris Corman behind-the-scenes of Obliquity with director Anthony Tran and actress Ashley Graham JacksonRemembering Chris Corman

Other people wrote:

Phillip Hepfinger Oh my god, I am so sorry to hear that. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
August 6 at 5:30pm

  • Sarah Witt The sadness is incomprehensible, so much loss and so young. RIP my friend.
     August 6 at 5:34pm
    • Anthony Rory Tran Thanks Sarah. I hope you are doing well and hope to work on another project with you again!
      August 6 at 6:11pm
  • Matt Hicks · Friends with Aaron E.

    He will never be forgotten. His talent, heart, and personality will live forever! RIP Christopher Corman
    August 6 at 5:36pm
  • Jeremy Andrew Zitnik · 13 mutual friends

    Is this for real? I’m so sorry.
    August 6 at 5:39pm
    • Anthony Rory Tran It’s sadly for real… he was one of my most motivated and dedicated actors and a great friend.
      August 6 at 5:49pm
  • Mike Kristin I’m so sorry for your loss.
    K
     August 6 at 5:45pm
  • Tia I am so sad to hear this, I didn’t know him that well but from what I did he was so nice and fun to be around. May his soul rest in peace and his memory forever carry on in the hearts of the people he has touched.
    August 6 at 7:03pm
    • Anthony Rory Tran Beautifully said.
      August 6 at 7:05pm
  • Mikhail Sinenko Wow.. Its always weird to see people in your life and even though you didnt know them very well you hear of their early death. May he rest in peace and his soul be in a better place
    August 6 at 7:05pm
  • Kelby Tienken So sorry to hear. He was such a sweet guy. I’ll be praying for his loved ones. Rest easy, Chris.
    August 6 at 7:24pm
  • Erin Wilkin What?!? How? I’m so glad I got meet him and call him a friend!!!
    August 7 at 3:52am
  • Khrys Styles Wwhhhhaaatttt!
    August 7 at 7:33am
  • Taylor Fowler Oh man this is so sad to hear. Although I met him briefly he was so fun to shoot with he will be missed but I know he’s in a better place!
     August 7 at 1:29pm
  • Christopher Wesley That sucks.
     August 7 at 8:55pm
  • Austin Byrd So sad to hear. It was a pleasure working with him, and he definitely brought a different element to the table when performing, and just interacting with people in general. Rest in paradise, good sir.

    Videos of Chris Corman can be found all over YouTube.com/TrippyTranFilms including bloopers, behind the scenes, his character promos for his role as Chaz and more.

    Read his obituary here and more info here. Fly in the sky and may you find inner peace, Mr. Corman.


    We also want to say that if anyone you know needs any mental, drug-related or health help in any way, to go and seek it. You are not alone. Don’t ever assume that a little isn’t ever too much.

    CHRIS CORMAN in Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown