It was winter 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio the days that dynamic duo on several music tracks SonanzeandART A Reasonable Truth (originally Trippy T) would get together and record music in a basement with instrumentals that Ukrainian talent Mikhail Sinenko would make with Anthony “Rory” Tran, including score music for Tran’s debut full-length film Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown. With a Europop-type vibe on most tracks as well as orchestral sounding tunes, the two finally got together to collaborate on a song.
Sonanze (Sinenko) would make the sounds and even wrote verses lyrically to the previously unreleased demo “I’ll Risk It All” while ART (Tran) wrote the chorus and performed some of the raps already written for him. Together, they created the song that fits even moreso into today’s world while many people are in isolation, unable to do normal every day things due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic we are dealing with: COVID-19 and how it feels to want that human connection of a love that’s waiting for us to find.
Being in quarantine makes us long for more of a human connection and even though many of us cannot create with a team like we used to, we all hope to build greater connections when free of this situation.
You can hear more of Sonanze on soundcloud as well as ART A Reasonable Truth on most major music platforms with his debut album Centerpiece, where Sonanze also created the instrumentals for the tracks “Get Down With It!”, “IDGA$” and “Jubilant Soul”. ART hopes to finish his original first album with 21 tracks almost all conceptualized that Sonanze created the music for entirely himself. They were in their early 20’s when this project began.
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The new trailer features our 7 original movies including the hit comedies Wreckfest, My Vacation In Cincinnati and iNPersonNation, the drama His Name Is Walter, plus, the psychological horror/thrillers DUALITY and COEXIST (winner of various awards) and Best Choreography spy/sci-fi winner Universal Intelligence. The collection will also include a sneak peek to our feature film debut OBLIQUITY: IMAGERY OF THE UNKNOWN and over 100 minutes of bonus features. SeeMovies.
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Coming this fall is The Official Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection 2008-2015 DVD + digital downloads featuring the smash comedy Wreckfest, including 7 original movies of several genres plus, over 100 minutes of special features to these award winning and film festival selection films with exclusive new director’s cuts and a fresh new look at the full-length stand alone sequel OBLIQUITY: IMAGERY OF THE UNKNOWN.
Graphic design by Adam Roades.
Photography by Kate Chi-An Lin
Produced by Trippy Tran Films
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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New Long Beach Gay Web Series
Coming Spring 2016
A 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.
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 (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)
Fundraiser kickoff 7/27/15
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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
An Exclusive Look at OBLIQUITY: IMAGERY OF THE UNKNOWN will be featured as part of the collection. To learn more about The Official Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection 2008-2015 stay up-to-date and follow us on this website or on social media. Your subscribes, likes, comments and shares all help! #supportindie #dreamchaser #TOTTFSC08-15 #TrippyTranFilms #DVD #digitaldownloads #OfficialTTFshorts #collection #ObliquityMovie
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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