It was winter 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio the days that dynamic duo on several music tracks SonanzeandART A Reasonable Truth (originally Trippy T) would get together and record music in a basement with instrumentals that Ukrainian talent Mikhail Sinenko would make with Anthony “Rory” Tran, including score music for Tran’s debut full-length film Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown. With a Europop-type vibe on most tracks as well as orchestral sounding tunes, the two finally got together to collaborate on a song.
Sonanze (Sinenko) would make the sounds and even wrote verses lyrically to the previously unreleased demo “I’ll Risk It All” while ART (Tran) wrote the chorus and performed some of the raps already written for him. Together, they created the song that fits even moreso into today’s world while many people are in isolation, unable to do normal every day things due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic we are dealing with: COVID-19 and how it feels to want that human connection of a love that’s waiting for us to find.
Being in quarantine makes us long for more of a human connection and even though many of us cannot create with a team like we used to, we all hope to build greater connections when free of this situation.
You can hear more of Sonanze on soundcloud as well as ART A Reasonable Truth on most major music platforms with his debut album Centerpiece, where Sonanze also created the instrumentals for the tracks “Get Down With It!”, “IDGA$” and “Jubilant Soul”. ART hopes to finish his original first album with 21 tracks almost all conceptualized that Sonanze created the music for entirely himself. They were in their early 20’s when this project began.
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We hate to be the one to bring the news that actor Chris Corman unfortunately passed away last week. Director Anthony Tran received the news from Corman’s friend and co-star Amanda Eichelberger from My Vacation In Cincinnati the morning of this devastating loss.
We want to send our condolences and our prayers to Christopher Corman’s family, friends and co-stars who worked closely with Chris and knew what an uplifting, kind spirit he was with strong qualities including dedication, passion, persistence and loyalty.
He always made us laugh on set of both Trippy Tran Films movies (Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown being the big one which is planned for finalizations soon) and was one of the most dedicated persons Tran has worked with to-date.
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Chris Corman stars as Chaz Seraphim Hunter in Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown, an archangel personified “hunter” of answers and truth in a chaotic world.
Chris Corman was without a doubt the band No Doubt’s biggest fan and even moreso of Gwen Stefani. His dream came true when she called him on stage and he got to do a dance with her in front of thousands of people including taking a selfie together. The video can be seen below.
We are trying to reach out to Gwen’s publicist and managers about the loss of Mr. Corman and see if she’d be up to seeing his starring debut feature film role in Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown. If anyone knows how we can get a hold of her, please, let us know or email us at TrippyTranFilms@gmail.com
With great sorrow, we hope the best for all the lives he’s touched so he can be remembered. We know his memory will shine on through his work.
R.I.P. Chris Corman
You were a beautiful friend and a unique and charismatic actor who always shined.
Chris Corman in a haunting scene in the new movie ‘Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown’
Friends of Chris wanted Tran to know what he said to them about him and his work via facebook.
Aaron E. wrote:
“Thank you for everything you did for him Anthony. Chris cherished you a lot. He told me you were one of his best friends of all time.”
Melissa S. wrote:
“Also know that Chris spoke very highly of you and enjoyed working with you immensely.”
Anthony Tran wrote:
It’s heartbreaking to hear that the joy and enthusiasm and dedication of Christopher Corman will no longer light up the room. I was his director on several projects including our feature film debut Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown which is still seeking postproduction help. We did get to premier it at the end of 2013 and he did get to see his big screen debut in the theater so I’m happy he got to have yet another shining moment. He also starred in our 48 Hour Film project My Vacation In Cincinnati and always made people laugh.
To all his friends and family, I have tons of footage with Mr. Corman, a lot hasn’t been released yet. If anybody needs anything for his funeral, please let me know. I reside in Long Beach, CA where Chris and I talked about moving near there.. well Anaheim. Sadly, it never happened. We will honor and remember this unique soul and I hope when we release the feature film that we can remember him in a beautiful way for his passion and hard work as well as being such a fun guy to be around. Fly in the sky friend. You left too soon.
R.I.P Christopher Corman
You made us laugh and think like no other.
Other people wrote:
Phillip Hepfinger Oh my god, I am so sorry to hear that. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
August 6 at 5:30pm
Sarah Witt The sadness is incomprehensible, so much loss and so young. RIP my friend.
August 6 at 5:34pm
Anthony Rory Tran Thanks Sarah. I hope you are doing well and hope to work on another project with you again!
August 6 at 6:11pm
Matt Hicks · Friends with Aaron E.
He will never be forgotten. His talent, heart, and personality will live forever! RIP Christopher Corman
August 6 at 5:36pm
Jeremy Andrew Zitnik · 13 mutual friends
Is this for real? I’m so sorry.
August 6 at 5:39pm
Anthony Rory Tran It’s sadly for real… he was one of my most motivated and dedicated actors and a great friend.
August 6 at 5:49pm
Mike Kristin I’m so sorry for your loss.
August 6 at 5:45pm
Tia I am so sad to hear this, I didn’t know him that well but from what I did he was so nice and fun to be around. May his soul rest in peace and his memory forever carry on in the hearts of the people he has touched.
August 6 at 7:03pm
Anthony Rory Tran Beautifully said.
August 6 at 7:05pm
Mikhail Sinenko Wow.. Its always weird to see people in your life and even though you didnt know them very well you hear of their early death. May he rest in peace and his soul be in a better place
August 6 at 7:05pm
Kelby Tienken So sorry to hear. He was such a sweet guy. I’ll be praying for his loved ones. Rest easy, Chris.
August 6 at 7:24pm
Erin Wilkin What?!? How? I’m so glad I got meet him and call him a friend!!!
August 7 at 3:52am
Khrys Styles Wwhhhhaaatttt!
August 7 at 7:33am
Taylor Fowler Oh man this is so sad to hear. Although I met him briefly he was so fun to shoot with he will be missed but I know he’s in a better place!
August 7 at 1:29pm
Christopher Wesley That sucks.
August 7 at 8:55pm
Austin Byrd So sad to hear. It was a pleasure working with him, and he definitely brought a different element to the table when performing, and just interacting with people in general. Rest in paradise, good sir.
Videos of Chris Corman can be found all over YouTube.com/TrippyTranFilms including bloopers, behind the scenes, his character promos for his role as Chaz and more.
Read his obituary here and more info here. Fly in the sky and may you find inner peace, Mr. Corman.
We also want to say that if anyone you know needs any mental, drug-related or health help in any way, to go and seek it. You are not alone. Don’t ever assume that a little isn’t ever too much.