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)


His Name Is Walter rough poster

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


Coexist DVD art (original)

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


Duality DVD art

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.

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New Release: Indie Post Production Clips of ‘Obliquity’ ADR & Photo Shoots

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Nathaniel Grauwelman (“Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown”, “Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies) character promo.

Making an independent film is no picnic. Starting with a great script, you then audition the cast, find locations, recruit extras and do your best to maintain quality work amongst the big budget Hollywood world – and this can prove to be a lot to take on.

Watch the new behind the scenes post production clips with voice overs, photo shoots and more!

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When we started our feature film Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown we didn’t expect to have script rewrites, recasts and other setbacks along the way of filming this movie. At one point, 3 of the main cast members left the project after only a few main shoots including the actress in COEXIST who played Nurse Lucy.

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Finally in 2013, we finished production on a no/low budget community basis in Greater Cincinnati Area (where films like Rain Man, Ides of March, Goat, and James Franco’s The Lost Boy and more were filmed) and it was time to begin voice overs and photo shoots (for posters and promotional use) and that meant reuniting the main cast to finish the work it takes to make a well-rounded film.

Lucy Horbed - Character Promo StillNow for the first time, you can see the actors in a home studio (Eazy World Entertainment’s Austin Byrd’s house aka artist and mixer Ayem) with photographer Fiora Casey of Frenzy Photos (who is also the mother of Tia Casey who plays the promiscuous Lucy Horbend.) See Anthony Tran taking charge as director/producer of the project with the team as we strive to achieve the best results for making our debut feature independent film production on the post side of things including some scenes from the movie as they work on redoing their lines for a studio recording to make our production better than ever. With only a dream, true passion and hard work making it all come together, this is how we unite.

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First set of clips releases today and for 4 weeks straight, we will release new videos. Stay tuned to the playlist link above and check out all of our behind the scenes video clips releasing as followed:

Click on highlighted names to see their character promos!

See the 50 BTS clips and more of the Obliquity production:

Keep an eye out for the feature film Obliquity and if anyone wants to help with sound design for the film, please contact us at TrippyTranFilms@gmail.com

Read more about Obliquity here.
Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown coming soon www.obliquitymovie.wordpress.com

Service With a Side of Reel Ambition

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Anthony Tran of Trippy Tran Films I Photography by CJ Kim

Mary Jo Schottelkotte met the owner/operator of Trippy Tran Films, Mr. Anthony Tran, while she was eating at a LaRosa’s Pizzeria in Anderson Township back in 2011. After meeting him, she then decided to write an article about Tran also mentioning our upcoming feature film “Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown”. You can read about her own project ‘Footprints On The Air: Television Legends of Cincinnati’ at her website www.footprintsontheair.com

Service With a Side of Reel Ambition
(Published 2/20/11)

An interesting film is in production, and it’s crazy the way I found out about it.  I was dining alone at a well known local pizza establishment, and my waiter was none other than the filmmaker himself!  He’s a good waiter; very upbeat, pays attention to detail and timing, checks back often.  He was being chatty – servers seem to have one of two minds when you’re dining alone; either they feel they should make conversation so you don’t feel lonely (because they’re embarrassed for you), or they leave you alone so you don’t feel uncomfortable (because they’re embarrassed for you).  He seemed to have the former mindset.  I figured he wanted a good tip, and wasn’t going to assume that I wasn’t worth the effort just because I was by myself (low bill = low tip) and a female (even lower tip).  His is, by the way, a good strategy because I am also a former waitress and I tend to over tip, especially if the service is good.  So those of you in the service industry, take note: never assume.

Through the course of my meal and the friendly chatting, he divulged that he is a filmmaker with a feature length piece currently in production.  He is Anthony Tran, and he calls his film entity Trippy Tran Films.  You can actually check his work out on YouTube, which is what I did, to view the trailers he’s created for this feature he’s working on “Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown.”  It’s a project exploring the concept of “connection” on a number of different levels. The film itself it has to do with unseen layers of the world, encounters with dark energies as experienced by the lead character who has agreed to participate in a sleep deprivation study.  She is a college student taking part in a Psychology study who is at a crossroads with a few aspects of her life, as most college students are.  As the study advances and she dutifully remains awake for the required three days, she begins to experience a manipulation by invisible dark forces and grapples with her changing perceptions of good and evil.  The genre is psychological thriller peppered with comic relief, Anthony assures me.

The other aspect that I find interesting, and is the filmmaker’s means for exploring “connectivity” in real life, is that the cast and crew has been assembled by a call to anyone in the community who wants to experience the process of making a feature film.  While Tran’s goal is ultimately to have a film to screen locally at area theaters, and then to enter into film festivals; it’s also to create something out of nothing more than a sharing of ideas and talent by a group of creative people dedicated to the process.  There is no pay for your contribution.  But if you want a way to showcase your talent just for the exposure, or to explore your affinity to the industry, here’ your venue. What I saw on YouTube showed promise for “Obliquity” – good production quality, a compelling soundtrack (so far), with adequate acting.  I liked the song “Day Dreamer” written for the film by local musician, Matthew Wayne.  If Tran can get the participation he needs from interested cast and crew, I’m curious to see the finished piece.

You’ll see what looks like everything he’s ever shot in his life on his YouTube Channel, but forgive some of the earlier works and notice that he is evolving.  He seems to bring some of the same qualities he has as a server to his craft – a positive attitude, attention to detail and timing, and a desire to please.  He needs to post a mission statement, but his ambition with film at the moment seems to be to explore the ways we influence each other with thoughts and actions through mind-bending stories and satire.  And he wants to prove that successful, professional films can be made right here in Greater Cincinnati.  I’m game for that Trip!

Mary Jo Schottelkotte © 2011 SceneCinnati.com

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You can read more from Mary Jo Schottelkotte and about her exciting project on Television Legends of Cincinnati at www.footprintsontheair.com

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The Acting World of Filmmaker Anthony “Rory” Tran

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Having a passion for several projects, it’s no surprise that director/writer Anthony T. Tran would delve himself into the world of acting.


“John Doe” premiered today on VEVO, featuring a role by Trippy Tran Films owner Anthony Tran.

When he was 15, MTV came to his high school looking for the next ‘Made’ – a show about every day teenagers wanting to do something with their passion – in which Tran applied to be made into a filmmaker. At the last minute, he changed his mind and selected model instead. During the interview, which was with a lady and a recording camera in an office, the lady asked him why he wanted to be a model. He told her the truth that he is indefinitely passion about film making, but wanted to experience the other side of the camera and also show what he can do in front of the lens.

Tran went to attend Scarlet Oaks Vocational School his junior year of high school where he made several videos including his first attempted feature at the age of 16 called “The Dumbest Horror Flick Ever” and other music videos and projects, taking turns acting for all his classmates projects and then starring in some of his own like the MSI “Prom” cover video he did when he was 17.

In college, he did the same for his classmates and even made cameos in his first short films in 2008 “InPersonNation” and had fun in the “Universal Intelligence” music video by Dok when he attended Brown Mackie College-Cincinnati in the Audio/Video Production program (which will no longer be a program as of September 2015). From 2007-2009, he was in movies like “Crosses To Bare”, “Pizza Boy’s Fantasy”, sang the end to “Cyclone: Behind The Storm” and a cameo as ‘Tiger Woods’.

Reaching out on his own projects, he found opportunity and was then cast as an extra in Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and then in several other videos and projects including Zebras In Public’s “Propaganda” video – which was shot with the newly released Red Cinema 4K camera – giving his debut on VEVO for the first time. VEVO is an industry-only approved video site where all the top artists and celebrities appear. “John Doe” marks his second appearance on VEVO and was made possible with the amazing talent and collaborations with the ‘Rock-N-Soul’ band, Zebras In Public.

Tran is passionate about all aspects of the production process and we plan on seeing more of him in front of the camera soon. Currently, he has auditioned for a web series in Long Beach, CA and is hoping for more opportunities to come. If you would like to cast him for a project, you can email him at Anthony.Rory.Tran@gmail.com

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Photos by Frenzy Photos, CJ Kim and Jonathan Ison

Anthony Tran has currently been added to “Producers to watch 2015” and “Interesting Producers” via Twitter last night. Read his review of the iTunes release of Zebras In Public’s “Paradise Leg”. The album features both singles posted above and in addition, includes the song “Let It Go” – which was chosen for the Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown soundtrack.

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Tran’s “Paradise Leg” Mini-Review
‘Zebras’ Bring Atmospheric Rock & Soul Fusion

If you want a band that really knows music, look no further, Zebras In Public shine in originality and thought-provoking lyrics all while being so fun to listen to.

Favorite songs include “Go” which talks about someone you just want to get away from, “Propaganda”, the first single, has a catchy chorus and really sets a tone, “John Doe” the second single, which I heard the music vid debuts  on VEVO June 9, 2015, a psychedelic story song with hints of inspiration from Pink Floyd with a blues-style funk, “Blown Away” is a high energy party jammer, and “Let It Go”, which is featured in the upcoming indie film “Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown”, has some real powerful lyrics and shows how mature this band really is, all while still rocking out and having fun.

Definitely check this album out. Lead singer, Zeb, rocks the striped mohawk which is pretty gnarly. Their efforts are definitely a 5/5.  With all the originality and at less than 10 bucks for 14 solid songs, you can’t go wrong. This is a music journey you won’t want to miss.

Other faves: “Sunrise”, “Ladies Rock” and “Change My Life” – really there are a lot of great songs here.

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The Tran man also does music under the Artist name Trippy T. Check out his songs “Centerpiece”, “Ready” and “Unfreeze (2012) at Reverbnation.com/TrippyT

Character Teaser #3 – Angela Foster

ANGELA FOSTER is in a way, a loner. She sticks to her drawings and her projects, loves to film and find art, but can’t hardly seem to get any support from fellow students. It seems as though every time she tries, people could care less. She confides in her friends LIAM and LUCY, and gets to becomes CHAZ and DANE’s friend. During the sleep study, all of this comes to surface through visual imagery and artistic collages of her life.

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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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.

“OBLIQUITY: IMAGERY OF THE UNKNOWN”

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Feature update. The story behind the 3 year project and counting.

In May 2009, director/writer (amongst many other talents including producing, acting, editing, cinematography, singer/songwriter) Anthony ‘Rory Man’ Tran and his team won an audience award for a thriller/horror “COEXIST” made in less than a week with a runtime of 8 minutes with credits which sparked the idea of doing a feature movie that would incorporate similar ideas from this movie as well as Tran’s last directorial piece “DUALITY” (later renamed “DUALITY: The Battle Within”.

With 4 short films under Tran’s directing belt, 2 of which he wrote the screenplay for with creative input from teammates such as Stephanie Hayes and Stephen Flohn) and 1 he co-wrote, it was time to think much bigger than these short film competitions, one that would thread the entertainment of previous ideas in all those movie projects! On top of that, the cast of “Duality: The Battle Within” was returning for this feature!

When it came down to the script, half of the movie was written by their first shooting day sometime August 2009. Two scenes were shot “Amanda’s Druggie Hut” and “Ticket Booth”, but the volunteer cast members losing their commitment to the project as the original Kandy getting pregnant, the original Britney impersonator from “iNPERSONNATION” quitting on the phone before the shoot (imagine Tran organizing props, extras and actors for his first theme park movie shoot and as he’s on his way to be told that an actress is quitting! Ouch!) and more people began to fall off from the original cast. It was time to re-evaluate the situation. Luckily, on the day of the ticket booth scene, newcomer actress Erin Wilkin had brought her friend Michelle who was asked to be the replacement of the iconic impersonator. However, Tran then took a 6 month break to finish the script and to do new auditions. Production started again March 2010.

Most of the production seemed to be going well, but Tiffany was the hardest character to recast. All the girls who got the role dropped out and on top of that, Kristen, who played Angela quit the movie after changing her hair completely in her second shoot. After Angela quit, Dustin who played Dane quit. It seemed like nothing would go right for this movie as scenes were scrapped, left on the cutting floor. All the blood, sweat and tears, the effort poured into making a feature seemed more like an abysmal challenge. The equipment being used was through students at Brown Mackie and some of them were getting frustrated by all the mishaps as well as on their way to graduating- which meant they couldn’t get equipment.

Luckily, Tran branched out and participated on other shoots and met Christopher Wesley of Sovereign Entertainment. Mr. Wesley agreed to help Tran finish his movie, but they needed to organize things a bit better in order to do so. Phil Hepfinger of PH Video also agreed to help and found Abi Esmena, Preston Ritter and Khrys Styles to fulfill the roles that were lacking. Wesley helped find Kelby Tienken to play Angela, Tran found Nathaniel Grauweleman to play Kyle, now upgraded to the role of Dane, off of networking sites and also found Ashley Jackson through a former BMC student and it seemed as though the cast was complete.

Filming took a mild break to reconstruct pre-production due to all the changes and the massive amount of locations – over 100 scenes with at least 50 different locations in the movie – and resumed January 2011. The year went pretty smooth and the first teaser trailer was released (watch here – http://vimeo.com/24636380 ) and at the end, even stated that it would release in 2011 due to how successful the shoots were. Tran networked with friends, bands, and artists of all types including the building of the movie soundtrack, utilizing original artwork and more from people all over Greater Cincinnati as well as the beginning of branching out to people throughout the nation. Emails from people in Europe and Australia were also sent to TrippyTranFilms@gmail.com interested in the project.

As the summer hit, some minor issues occured including being told that the team could finish their filming at Coney Island in Ohio, but then kicked out by the Vice President as they were preparing their shoot with 100 extras confirmed on the phone and facebook. Tran began to worry that they would again not be able to finish the movie and was also concerned that this being a community involved project, that the extras who were coming were going to be upset at him for the circumstances held by the administration that approved the shoot consecutively for the last two years. On top of that, one of the actresses did not show up. At the last minute, Mike Berding (who was almost cast in the last Hollywood Superman movie) was able to find a location and the team was able to do an alternative scene at a diner -which is now being used in “iNPERSONNATION 2: CROSSROADS”, a spin-off of “Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown” following the events of students including the Tiffany-obssessed Britney Spears impersonator who assistant directed “DUALITY” based on her life as the real events begin to unfold in both films that also utilizes some of the deleted sequences from the feature (more on that below.)

Newfound producer, Christopher Wesley was preparing his next movie (Tran and him met on the set of “Otaku Vampires”) on the new local horror feature “Devil’s Point” by fall 2011. Tran came on as a producer and made an agreement to post-pone the rest of his feature and have Wesley’s committment to “Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown” until after production was complete. Tran came on as co-producer for “Devil’s Point” and also captured most of the B-Roll in the film, which is also set to release in 2013.

2012 came around and the movie didn’t get the jump-start finish the director was anticipating. Some side projects came along, including business commercials for Panda Chefs, Don Sabrosas Natural Gourmet Salsa, music video opportunities and short movie opportunities all came to be. “His Name Is Walter” was released in April and “My Vacation In Cincinnati” released in June. Free professional photography was offered to many local bands in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky to those who had wished for free advertisement and networking with Trippy Tran Films. Other bands also submitted their own images for the promotion.

In that month of June is when the ball was ready again. Production began shooting all of Angela’s bedroom sequences, Tia Casey was then cast as Lucy, who Tran met through the very talented photographer, Fiona Casey, and most of the scenes were shot up until September including the month-planned 50 extra sequence at Eastgate Lanes for “The Circus, Baby” musical stage performance which also featured local bands such as The Upset Victory, the manager and guitarist of Lying In Ruins, Jayson Roy, and vocal frontman of Altered, Meyers Cage. They experience a wild and weird performance from Tran’s iconic impersonator character known as Titney Spears, which baffles the mind of the sleep deprived college students in the movie.

Here we are almost in 2013 and three scenes are left to be filmed due to scheduling conflicts. A tape error ruined some of the footage to the climax scene, so some of that may also have to be reshot. Edits have been worked on by Tran since the beginning and audio mixing is being planned as well as the score for the movie. It’s average runtime right now is 2h:20m even with all the scenes cut for the spin-off. Additional edits may be made to shorten the movie at least by 20mins. Photography promos, graphic design, marketing, film festivals, screen tests and the movie premiere are all being planned out.

A music video featuring a few snippets that have not been released yet has also been completed, the first of many to the soundtrack in the song “2012”, which is mixed with additional footage of chaos that may not be included in the final film (the man on the phone and the beating.) Bands who want to be part of the soundtrack may email TrippyTranFilms@gmail.com to discuss being featured in the movie, being offered soundtrack risiduals and/or receive a free music video by Trippy Tran Films and its affiliates by networking and collaborating. We strongly believe in working as a team and uniting our talents.

Tran hopes to release his debut album under the artist name Tripp T which coincides with thematic elements in his debut feature. Watch the music video here – http://youtu.be/5IcYoRHNjUg – and contact us if you would like to network. We will do our best to work with you, especially currently if you are wanting to be a part of this massive community film project.