Episode 2 “DTLB” Takes #MVILA2 On A New Adventure to The Loop 

Now that the season 2 intro is out, it’s time for the tripsters to take an adventure on Ocean Blvd with a psychedelic journey taking us to colorful downtown Long Beach, California – where Tran currently lives – making episode 2 titled “DTLB” an unforgettable experience.


In season 1, our visit to Long Beach included the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Rainbow Harbor tour, and a look at the Queen Mary. This time, it’s nightlife in LB with a visit to The Federal Bar, Rock Bottom Brewery, the Grand Prix fiber optic landmark The Loop and more as Erin enjoys her 4/20 evening in LA County while having a blazin’ good time!

Viewers get to see the Obliquity actress get a little tipsy, similarly to what we saw in season 1 when Alicia, Trippy T and Legend go to Venice Beach. The “liquid courage” takes her and Randy around the beautiful rainbow city, sharing moments that remind us of the original My Vacation In Cincinnati – the short film about a couple who wins tickets to Cincinnati, Ohio – as Erin points out all the unique scenery and even asks to be put on top of The Loop. Daring!

Ashley Hernandez (AKA Ash Nicole) from the My Vacation In LA – Top 10 Countdown season 1 video makes a dashing return for season 2 in this episode and is joined by videographer Anthony “Rory” Tran (AKA Trippy T) as he hosts and records the show again.  Be sure to check out Ashley Hernandez in the web series Mæry Queens.

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Ashley Hernandez, Erin Wilkin and Randy Roy in My Vacation In LA season 2.

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Episode 3 is set to release on the first day of summer, June 20, 2017.

Watch My Real Life In L.A. for every day amazing adventures with Anthony “Rory” Tran featuring Cat Magick, Charles Harris, exclusive behind the scenes, vLogs, commentary and more. Thanks for connecting to and supporting our projects!

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Trippy Tran Films Projects 2016

There are a lot of inventive media creations here at Trippy Tran Films and not even all have released. What better way to share them on the birthday of America. Let’s take a look at some of our most anticipated projects of 2016.

1. Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown


The debut feature film premiered in December 2013 in Cincinnati, OH with a 2 and a half hour runtime. This psychological thriller has been raved about from those who have actually gotten to witness it calling it “mind blowing”, “like entering The Matrix” and “original”, this movie is sure to be a cult classic whenever it gets released. The issue is finding investors to pick it up and to have a theatrical cut of around an 1hr45 and to have a sound designer master the audio mix.

Contact TrippyTranFilms@gmail.com or donate to our PayPal on the left side of this page. 

2. My Vacation In LA – Top 10 Countdown


Mæry Queens star Ash Nicole and actor Charlie Harris take you through the colorful moments of the docu mini-series and sequel-esque spin-off to My Vacation In Cincinnati from the 7 episodes of My Vacation In LA in this cinematic 10 minute adventure with one-liners you won’t be able to get out of your head! Shot beachside in Long Beach, California where one of the episodes was recorded!

3. The Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection 2008-2015


The original movies that started it all. You get a mix of almost every genre on the market with award winning projects, bonus features and surprises like trivia games and more when the DVD and Digital Downloads of this collection comes out!

4. MÆRY QUEENS

Corzo Productions hired Trippy Tran Films owner/director Anthony Tran to be the cinematographer/DP on the mystery dramedy diverse web series that premiered 4 episodes in May. The next 4 episodes are rumored for a summer release and is full of drama, suspense, comedy and queens.

5. My Real Life In LA


Featured on the YouTube.com/TrippyTran channel as opposed to our YouTube.com/TrippyTranFilms professional  channel, see the man behind the lens go through life and enjoying L.A. with snapchat stories, exclusive videos, adventures, travel and more. Also check out the Live Music playlist and see popular venues and performances like never before. 

6. My Vacation In LA  (Season 1)

The docu mini-series explores Greater Los Angeles with the trippy team in the sequel to My Vacation In Cincinnati. 7 episodes with tons of adventure, sights, comedy, drama, conversation, photo slideshows, original music and more make this one trip you don’t want to miss. Featuring Anthony ‘Rory’ Tran in his first full LA update release taking pal Alicia and Legend in places they’ve never been. It’s a fun show with a range of episode lengths and is now available for free streaming.

Also Coming Soon:

  • My Vacation In Cincinnati 2
  • My Vacation In LA  (Season 2)
  • New short films and music videos
  • Trippy T’s new music video
  • New music from Trippy T and debut EP
  • Beer Fest 2012
  • Greater Miami River Days 2012 with The Front Runners, Lying In Ruins, The Upset Victory and Molly Hatchet
  • Interview with Steve Grand backstage at OC Pride

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    Top 10 Countdown for ‘My Vacation In LA’ Hosted by Ash Nicole and Charlie Harris

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    Watch the countdown video below!

    SoCal just got sunnier with the new docu mini-series My Vacation In LA which premiered this past February. Now Californians Ash Nicole and Charlie Harris are counting down the candid, the monumental, the hilarious, the zany, the uniquely beautiful and interesting travel moments plus, our special guest hosts show us plenty of fun surprises sprinkled all across this journey ever so sweetly- and it debuts here at Trippy Tran Films. (Watch it below!)

    The dramedy of a trio traveling was a quiet smash amongst Cincinnati residents with the film My Vacation In Cincinnati when it premiered in the 48 Hour Film Festival 2012 starring the late Chris Corman. The short, being mostly an improv film with 5 locations in 2 days, was based on a screenplay by Shane Stephens (who played the outrageous magician, Tom Rococo.) The film received a director’s cut after the competition and promoted local bands and artists.

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    Throughout the process of completing our debut feature film, the psych thriller Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown, writer/director Anthony ‘Rory’ Tran (who now lives in L.A.) was editing bonus features for MVIC (My Vacation In Cincinnati) when Alicia became his first Ohio visitor on the west coast. They made a joke about filming their adventure traveling all over LA (and the OC too with Knott’s Berry Farm) making a new series out of it to share with the world.

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    OBLIQUITY Track Premiers on Cincinnati Rock’s 102.7FM WEBN on Native Noise w/ Shroom Tonight

    Tonight on Cincinnati’s rock station 102.7 WEBN on Native Noise at 11pm ET – a radio rock show dedicated to bringing local rock artists on the air, Shroom and Nudge will be playing the self-titled movie track ‘Obliquity’ by hard rockers Altered. The song was written for our debut feature film of the same name.

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    After working 3 years in radio at Clear Channel aka iHeartRadio, director/writer Anthony Tran moved to southern California to pursue film and finalize the theatrical cut of Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown and the Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection. When the movie was being made, we knew we had to have a killer soundtrack.

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    Hard rock band ALTERED was excited about the project and began writing and recording the soundtrack-themed title hit ‘Obliquity’ (available on iTunes). The result became an obscure, bellowing, cry through the chaos where both Meyers Cage and Brandon Rubenoff roar “I scream out loud: Obliquity!”Team Roster Production Stills and BTS

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    See Altered tracking ‘Obliquity’ in our behind the scenes video playlist.
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    Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection FAQ

    Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection FAQ

    Want to discover The Official Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection? Find it here!

    wpid-wp-1444462982623.jpgHow many movies come in the collection?
    7 original shorts of various genres all in the style of Trippy Tran Films.
    See the collection features or Movies.

    How long are the movies?
    The shortest film is Universal Intelligence at 7 minutes (the music video afterwards brings it to 11 minutes.) The longest film is Duality at 18 minutes. The rest of the films run somewhere in between. (Wreckfest is 10 minutes.)

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    What are the bonus features?
    There are several behind the scenes featurettes, outtakes, deleted/alternate scenes, live music, trailers, promos, music videos, photo slideshows and more. Each film has at least 2 of these. An exclusive new look at Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown is also included. Performances by Lying In Ruins, Professor Willie, Trippy Tran, making of the movies AND songs, plus a trivia game is slated for the release.
    Bonus Features:  For the full list of announced special features, trip here.

    Which is the best film to watch?
    That all depends on your own personal taste! If you want some zany comedy with surprises around every corner, WRECKFEST is sure to make you smile. If you want something scary, COEXIST and DUALITY do the job and has even been labeled as traumatizing and scary as ****. If you want a light-hearted adventure/action flick, check out My Vacation In Cincinnati or Universal Intelligence. Prefer a controversial contemporary drama, His Name Is Walter is the way to go. Each film has something unique about it which is why it is a part of The Official Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection!

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    Who is in it?

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    New ‘Green Clips’ Behind-The-Scenes Video Motifs featuring Killer Looks and Noise, ALTERED and Trippy T

    Trippy Tran Films - STAR LOGO HiResWe’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.

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    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!)

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    Find more live music shot by Anthony Tran at Bands! BANDS! BANDS!!! and Side Projects.

    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.

    Be sure to connect with us and subscribe here and at YouTube.com/TrippyTranFilms

    Look for the feature film Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown coming soon.

    The Official Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection 2008-2015 Releases November

    Trippy Tran Films - STAR LOGO HiResEvery 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-tastic shorts – 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!

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    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 Corman in 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:

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    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):

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    WRECKFEST
    Behind The Wreck! Making of Wreckfest
    Gag Reel
    Behind-The-Scenes Photo Slideshow
    Wreckfest – An Interactive Story Game (Promo)
    Wreckfest Trivia! (On Disc 1)


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    MY VACATION IN CINCINNATI
    Behind The Vacation! Making of MVIC
    Outtakes
    Behind-The-Scenes Photo Slideshow
    Lying In Ruins – “Letting Go” concert performance
    Interviews (On Disc 1)


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    HIS NAME IS WALTER
    Bloopers & Outtakes!
    Deleted Scenes
    Through The Glass – Behind The Scenes


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    COEXIST
    Behind The Scenes Making of COEXIST
    Bloopers
    BTS Photo Slideshow
    “Whiskey Talkin’” (Live) Performed by Professor Willie


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    DUALITY
    Extensive Look At Making A Film in 4 Days! BTS Photo Slideshow
    Deleted/Alternate Sequences
    Bloopers, Outtakes, Goofs and more
    First Look at Recording “Within” by Trippy T / Live Performance
    Halloween Promo (edited)
    Interviews (on Disc 1)


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    UNIVERSAL INTELLIGENCE
    Music Video
    Behind the Scenes Photo Slideshow


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    iNPERSONNATION

    Bloopers! (Remastered)
    Music Vid (Alternate “Circus Baby!” Audio)
    Titney Talks New Movie (Promo) “Mormanizer”/”My Deodorant”
    Titney Sequel – The Mini-Interview
    Britney vs. Brittany Promo

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    Wreckfest (2015 Official Poster)

    “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

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