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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MTV’s Scream – Season 2 (Screamson 2) Finale Airs Tuesday

Screamson 2 is about to end, but you still have time to watch all 11 episodes leading to the season 2 finale of this dark teen slasher drama mystery that is Scream, or as many refer to it as MTV SCREAM or more officially Scream: The TV Series. The conclusion to this wickedly eerie chapter airs this Tuesday, August 16 at 10PM. So many questions are becoming answered, but we’re also left with so many still wide open. Like last year in our MTV’s Scream – Season 1 Finale (Screamson 1), we’re going to talk about our thoughts on the new and current story, characters and the potential killer(s)/accomplice(s).

Contains Spoilers:

Last year, we wrote out all our perspectives of the characters the show had given us right before the finale. This time, the story has gotten deeper with certain situations as well as introducing many new ones. What’s Eli and Aunt Tina hiding? Who burnt the house down that Emma was in with Eli? Why are Audrey’s letters in Kieran’s house? Why did Zoe have to die after Noah was stalked for the first time? Is Gustavo making the deaths in his comic book or is he really just a twisted artist from living with a Sheriff as a father? 

Let’s review our killer characters:

#FACETHEMASK

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MÆRY QUEENS (New Web Series) Premiers Worldwide

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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:

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Ian (Daniel Donnie Flores), Bartender (Fernando Gonzalez) and Brandon (Allan Carter) in Mæry Queens. Photo Courtesy of Chris Azodlac.

Subscribe to the channel here to be the first to know when episodes go live or when we release new episodes.
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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.

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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.

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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

More info on MQ:

Read the Gazettes article about the show.

Production wraps for Mæry Queens.

The trailer premiers.

Read about the cast and crew red carpet premiere.

Be sure to follow us on all our pages on social media including this website and comment who you think is the culprit.

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!

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Series Premiere of Mæry Queens with LIVE Broadcast by Anthony “Rory” Tran Tonight at 7PM PT

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Follow the live stream here.

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.

Mæry Queens Season 1 – (Episodes 1- 12)
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MTV’s Scream – Season 1 Finale (Screamson 1)

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Being a fan off horror/thrillers, Trippy Tran Films writer/director Anthony Rory Tran experienced Wes Craven’s SCREAM when he was 13 years old. Movies like this have inspired him as a filmmaker (read the Inspiring Scares article by Slasher Studios) and when Scream 5 got cancelled, a spin-off stand-alone show was announced in 2013. Now 2 years later at the tail end of summer 2015, the final episode of MTV’s Scream is here. (See below for character theories!)

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Now has the series so far lived up to the original films? It’s interpretive. For Tran, he believes that there are moments that will leave chills and horrify, but are also moments that drag with too many side stories (like most TV show spinoffs of movies) and not enough scenes with long lasting suspense, minus episode 7 “In The Trenches” and most of episode 3 “Wanna Play A Game” as those never let go of the suspense we know and love in a franchise like this. A lot of people also agree, there isn’t a lot of chase scenes. The killer seems to get his dinner and go, wanting some fast food for his murderous appetite – as Noah might say.

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Wes Craven born Aug 2, 1939 passes this weekend on Aug 30, 2015, the weekend before the finale of MTV’s Scream. MTV said they are doing a tribute to him after the episode. Not to be a Piper, but isn’t that a little odd that the director of the beloved franchise dies before the season finale of a not-s0-lived-up TV series of the same name? R.I.P. Wes Craven. You made some of the most unique horror films to-date.

11693855_392667700933340_1076644038504516751_n11221450_412717265595050_5095526965377941513_nSo now with the final episode, MTV is asking everyone to tell them #WHOISTHEKILLER for season 1. Could there be a new story and killer in season 2? A continuance? How long can this Brandon James story last also as it does delve into the supernatural realm a bit – which was announced when the show greenlighted in 2013.

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Anthony Tran gives his two cents from watching this season breaking down the characters, theories and who he thinks is the killer below! The season finale is tonight!!!!! See it tonight and then come back tomorrow to hear our thoughts on the season. Watch it tonight on MTV 10pm/9pm central. (All photos are owned by the respective artists.) CONTAINS SPOILERS!

P.S. You’ll never hear the classic song “Daisy Bell” the same way ever again after watching this!

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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.

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

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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.

Character Promo #6 – Amanda DelMashay (Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown)

AMANDA DELMASHAY is a slacker by choice and is no different when given the chance to either do a sleep deprivation study or read the psychology textbook in a weekend. This girl has fallen off the band-wagon since high school from frequent use of drugs and alcohol and abuses it more than ever now that she’s approaching her college graduation. Throughout the sleep deprivation study, mixing hardcore substances with lack of sleep allow her mind to become wildly vulnerable to what seems to be unknown.

From Trippy Tran Films comes the new psychological thriller “Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown”. Discover each main character as we look into their mind. Coming soon.

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View on IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3077622/
Read An Article: http://www.slasherstudios.com/2011/05/26/obliquity-imagery-of-the-unknown/
Read More: http://scenecinnati.com/2011/02/20/service-with-a-side-of-reel-ambition/
Follow on Twitter – @TrippyTran #ObliquityMovie

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Synopsis:
A group of students in a community college agree to do a sleep deprivation study in a psychology class that can last up to four days. With each character taking on their own agenda, their minds start to open up to a layer not normally seen. The choice for each person presents major consequences as they begin to connect themselves with a wild test of humanity.