Anthony Tran and Dustin James Discuss “Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown” Delay on “My Ex-BFF Court”

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 preview:

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!

ART Premieres Hip-Hop Anthem “Ready”

When a tracks bangs such an anthem that could easily hype any sports event, be a song for going out – or even chillen, and just relating to being ready for whatever comes next, this “j-amthem” will make you want to hit that repeat button and the vocals will indefinitely get stuck in your head.

Stream/Download “Ready”

Third single “Ready” from Centerpiece album. Photography by Victor Alarcon. Digital art by Tony Soto.

In contrast to the previous 2 singles released by ART A Reasonable Truth so far, “Ready” is a bouncy hip-hop jam with such flare and pizzazz that it stands out with a self-confidence motivational message:

“Check your back, I’ll attack/Yeah I’m ready for it/From the bottom to the top/Yeah I’m ready for it/When you know what you do/Yeah I’m ready for it/Yeah – ‘Cause I’m ready for it”

Artist Anthony Rory Tran is ready to show the world what he can do with music and talent with another banger by Aaron Byrd – the man behind the beat of the “Centerpiece”single. Tran surprisingly let the mix into an Instagram advertised mixing house in New York for this track in particular wanting to collaborate with different engineers on the album for a sense of diversity. The track was mastered in Long Beach by D.M. Gremlin Studios who also worked on a majority of the tracks for the debut album Centerpiece – which is coming to all music major platforms February 9, 2018.

“Ready for something bigger than you can see/Something that can take you and believe”

Is this the new 2K18 banger? Comment your thoughts below and be sure to let everyone know – who’s ready.

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!

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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