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 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!
In April, the first 4 episodes debuted and in October, we were given 3 new episodes of the 5-7 minute LGBT fiasco drama, mystery, comedy. In November, we got 3 more right before the 2-part finale that came out as a December release at the red carpet season finale at Paradise Bar & Grill, which was hosted by OnTheRocksOnAir in Long Beach, CA before the global world wide Web premier January 17 at 7PM (Pacific Time.) Now you can say you know “Which Bitch Did It!”
Kyle Mosonyi as Nick – Behind the Scenes of MÆRY QUEENS episode 4 “Alien Queen”. Image by Anthony Tran.
What we know:
So Nick is having a birthday party, Mario is moving back to Colombia, Ian is upset that Nick told Andrew he cheated on him, Brandon could want to be the manager at Nick’s restaurant, Rachel was planning a surrogate baby with Nick, Dustin was kicked out of the house after the breakup, José only seems to like white boys (but recently has dated Latinos) and Andrew is in real estate and in the presence of an ex. With the threat saying “put the house up for sale or kitty gets it” and then later the kidnapper threatens the guests if they keep prying – it really could be any queen.
View the extended final episode of season 1 above.
Still from the season finale, episode 12 “Guilty Queen”
Top Moments of “MÆRY QUEENS : The Web Series”
Nick is hosting his 35th birthday party in Long Beach, CA with some of his most beloved friends. But not everyone is out for Nick’s best interest, it seems. A threatening message demanding that he put his house up for sale or they’ll kill his kitty cat Hotto and possibly the guests at the party leaves the group shaken and blamin’ as everyone gets an unexpected surprise.
Pointing figures and deciphering the mystery, let’s take a look at some of the best moments that shaped this season into the drama-fest mystery and find out some exclusive behind the scenes juicy info on MÆRY QUEENS : The Web Series (Season 1)
Image courtesy of Anthony “Rory” Tran
1. The Pilot
Episode 1 “Birthday Queen”
In the pilot, Nick is excited to have his diverse gay pals (plus one thirsty faghag) at his birthday celebration, even though one of his best friends Mario is looking to move back to Columbia. When he opens a box with a film noir-esque magazine cut message inside, he finds out that someone wants him to move far away and will do anything it takes whether it means hurting his only pet, or someone at the party.
Most of the ensemble cast is featured here. Ali Cesur, Daniel Donnie Flores, Alex Correa, Felix Aispuro, Kyle Mosonyi, Ashley Hernandez and Allan Carter. Where is Anthony Moore and Fernando Gonzalez?!
Watch a clip from the production of episode 2 “Bitchy Queen“:
Also pictured is the creator/writer Henry Corzo as he looks into the lens and directs the scene that kicks off the dramedy and mystery and the Director of Photography aka singer/rapper Trippy T also known more professionally as Anthony T. Tran.
Image by Keithopher Webb.
2. The Silver Fox
Episode 3 “Racist Queen”
Not only is this the location of where the show premiered webisodes 1-4 in April 2016, but was also the place used as a flashback scene location for episode 3 and again later in episode 8 “Gossip Queen”.
In these scenes, we learn that they gang used to smoke outside the bar and then that Ian was making out with a stranger while dating Andrew. Could either one be seeking revenge against Nick?
It was fun setting up the two lights we had and hearing people get excited as they drove past watching us on our production. When we hosted the red carpet event here, the show gained more of a following and now marks the spot as one of our official ‘MQ’ landmarks.
Pictured: Anthony Moore, Felix Aispuro, Kyle Misoyni and Allan Carter
Photo by Anthony Moore
3. Closer to Midnight
As each episode progresses, a new hour has occurred until the last episode hits midnight and everything must be in place for the tricky kidnapper to be satisfied. In episode 10, “Family Queen”, Mario talks to his father about his trip to Columbia when he finds out when or if his other friends have come out to their parents. Finding family around is important, but then who would want to hurt the group?
Mæry Queens is the official selection of the 2016 Web Series Festival Global in Hollywood.
If you’re celebrating your birthday party with some of your best friends, what do you do when you get a threat and can’t find your beloved pet kitty? Not be a queen about it of course. But in Mæry Queens, everyone has a reason to force Nick to move and everyone is a queen. There’s no telling what secrets lie at this sunny LA pool party. Experience the mystery, drama, romance and the laughs that unfold with these studs (and bimbo) with the new LGBTQ webisodes of Mæry Queens.
Mæry Queens Season 1 – [Episodes 1-7] Available Now:
Mæry Queens Fall Episodes – Available NOW:
Episodes 5-7 and premiered October 11, 2016 at 7pm PT and included new character confessionals after each webisode written by Anthony ‘Rory’ Tran.
The SoCal Long Beach web series explores a group of gay men and a faghag who must Sherlock Holmes their way through the past and present to determine who would want to kill birthday boy Nick’s adorable kitty cat Hoto if he doesn’t put his house up for sale by midnight. Each episode is 5-7 minutes long, but plays as each hour leading to midnight.
With 4 episodes previously released and now the next batch of 4 webisodes premiering, the drama (and the zaniness) piles on as each person starts to question each other at the hottest pool party. Let the shirts fly, the screams echo and the finger-pointing begin. Can you figure out….
Which Queen Bitch did it!??
Kyle Misoyni, Anthony Moore, Felix Aispuro, Alex Correa, Ashley Hernandez, Allan Carter, Daniel Donnie Flores, Ali Cesur, and Fernando Christian and Special cameo by Trippy T
Directed by Henry Corzo
Director of Photography
Anthony “RORY” Tran,
Trippy Tran Films
Watch Ashley Hernandez “Ash Nicole” host the My Vacation In L.A. – Top 10 Countdown with Charlie Harris
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Want an original dramedy-mystery “who dunnit” show and prefer to view episodes in segments around 5-7 minutes? Mæry Queens caters to your attention span with just that, and yes it’s fabulous, yes it features a diverse cast gay and straight alike plus, there’s a lot of passion and intensity to be found in this unique telenovela-style program. It all makes you wonder which queen did it with Corzo Productions’ fresh new web series – which debuts tonight at 7pm Pacific Time, 10pm Eastern Time.
Watch episodes below. Which bitch did it?
Watch the Series Premiere Playlist of Mæry Queens:
Ian (Daniel Donnie Flores), Bartender (Fernando Gonzalez) and Brandon (Allan Carter) in Mæry Queens. Photo Courtesy of Chris Azodlac.
Full episodes of Mæry Queens
Episode 1 – “Birthday Queen”
Episode 2 – “Bitchy Queen”
Episode 3 – “Racist Queen”
Episode 4 – “Alien Queen”
With a total of 12 episodes for season 1, two more batches of 4 more episodes each will premier this summer so you know there will be cliffhangers, accusations and some serious drama when the friends at Nick’s 35th birthday party get threatened after his cat is kidnapped – leaving everyone a possible suspect. Throwing the past, present and future in the mix, any ‘Mæry Queen’ could be in on it.
Watch the first 4 episodes tonight at 7pm PT/10pm ET (episodes now posted above..!) and see if you can guess who the culprit this early in the show if you dare. Comment your thoughts below and be sure to stay tuned to Mæry Queens starring Kyle Mosonyi, Felix Aispuro, Anthony Moore, Ali Cesur, Alex Correa, Daniel Donnie Flores, Ash Nicole (MVILA Top 10 Countdown – coming soon), Allan Carter, and Fernando Gonzalez, directed by Henry Corzo with Director of Photography Anthony ‘Rory’ Tran, Assistant Director Bobby Duncan (PALS, The UEofA), Key Grip Keithopher ‘Legend’ Webb (My Vacation In LA, Wreckfest – An Interactive Story) and more.
Andrew (Anthony Moore) and Nick (Kyle Mosonyi)
Follow the official facebook page and subscribe to both the YouTube page and fb for webisode updates and see exclusive interviews with live stream videos from the Cast and Crew red carpet premiere from last weekend hosted by Anthony “Rory” Tran, plus photos, behind the scenes and more. #MaeryQueens
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Long Beach just made another wave with the new original web series Mæry Queens. Where is Hotto?! What was your favorite episode? Who is the prime suspect? Which queen did it?! Find out only on Mæry Queens!
Since August 2015, the news that the diverse mystery comedy drama Maery Queens was releasing generated buzz with interested people on social media. With shows like MTV’S Scream to FOX’S Scream Queens making some moves, Maery Queens was written even before these shows were announced and it’s in the realm of “queens” male and female alike.
There is no doubt that Derrick Barry looks just like Britney Spears or that comedic parody impersonator Titney Spears raises plenty of glances from the size of her “ladies”. Both fabulous in their own way, we compare and contrast how “Britney” these gals are.
In August 2015, the new web series Mæry Queenswas filmed and now, not even a year later, we have the first trailer. Whether you want to spell or call it Mary Queens, Maery Queens or connect that “A” and “E” together for the Columbian spelling of the series created by Corzo Productions, you can find the debut of this inventive new show on April 30th of this year. Watch the trailer below.
So where and when did it premier? Last night, Eddie Jelinet had an artist event premiering his latest music video release “Caged Animals” and had an an amazing turnout with special guests including his iconic “red rose man” (does he have a name or is he a representation of everyone?) as he played violin that transitioned with a “caged animal” spirit and even had a true full-blooded Native American on the stage. It was a world of color and heart that only the people in that room got to experience at Sevilla Nightclub in Long Beach, California.
See Eddie Jelinet’s music video trailer and art video below.
Afterwards, the cast and crew of Maery Queens went on stage and the trailer debuted. Actors that made an appearance at the event include the fabulous Ash Nicole (who is featured in the “My Vacation In LA” Long Beach promo and plays Rachel in MQ), Anthony Moore from MTV Brazil (who plays the best friend Andrew), Felix Aispuro (who plays the Columbian hearthrob Mario) and Alex Correa (who plays the quirky and hot-tempered LB native Jośe).
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.
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 Unknownand 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!
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
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