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.
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.
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.
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!”
Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection FAQ
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.)
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!
Who is in it?
New Long Beach Gay Web Series
Coming Spring 2016
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.
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.
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
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.
Every 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!
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.
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:
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):
Behind The Wreck! Making of Wreckfest
Behind-The-Scenes Photo Slideshow
Wreckfest – An Interactive Story Game (Promo)
Wreckfest Trivia! (On Disc 1)
MY VACATION IN CINCINNATI
Behind The Vacation! Making of MVIC
Behind-The-Scenes Photo Slideshow
Lying In Ruins – “Letting Go” concert performance
Interviews (On Disc 1)
HIS NAME IS WALTER
Bloopers & Outtakes!
Through The Glass – Behind The Scenes
Behind The Scenes Making of COEXIST
BTS Photo Slideshow
“Whiskey Talkin’” (Live) Performed by Professor Willie
Extensive Look At Making A Film in 4 Days! BTS Photo Slideshow
Bloopers, Outtakes, Goofs and more
First Look at Recording “Within” by Trippy T / Live Performance
Halloween Promo (edited)
Interviews (on Disc 1)
Behind the Scenes Photo Slideshow
Music Vid (Alternate “Circus Baby!” Audio)
Titney Talks New Movie (Promo) “Mormanizer”/”My Deodorant”
Titney Sequel – The Mini-Interview
Britney vs. Brittany Promo
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
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.
Tran was working to complete The Official Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection 2008-2015 when he heard the news that OBLIQUITY and My Vacation In Cincinnati star Chris Corman passed away Thursday of last week.
See the first psychological thought-provoking Obliquity clip starring Chris Corman below:
We hope to commemorate him through the collection which includes interviews, bloopers and more.
Click to watch Chris Corman reliving My Vacation In Cincinnati as he shows co-star actress Kelby Tienken the film in this exclusive behind the scenes look. We look to the stars and feel sorrow for losing such a wonderful actor so young so soon.
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.
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.
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.”
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 CormanAugust 6 at 5:36pm
Jeremy Andrew Zitnik · 13 mutual friendsIs 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.
KAugust 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 placeAugust 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.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.
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.
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.
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.
Now 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.
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!
- Set 1 – Releases 7.24.15 (today) – Nathaniel Grauwelman (Dane Hollywood) and Erin Wilkin (Amanda DelMashay)
- Set 2 – Releases 7.31.15 – Chris Corman (Chaz Seraphim Hunter) and Kelby Tienken (Angela Foster)
- Set 3 – Releases 8.7.15 – Preston Ritter (Marty Martin) and Khrys Styles (Lacretia Jones)
- Set 4 – Tia Casey (Lucy Horbend), Charles Pierson (Liam Mooney) and Taylor Marie (Shannon Sanders)A few of the original teasers and promos are also being rereleased on our Trippy Tran Films YouTube channel. Be sure to Subscribe!
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.