40 Days of Success


Dreamers follow an unwritten journey leading them up different winding paths, opportunities and experiences as each passing day comes to light. Though, some believe everything is destined to happen, we continue to strive for collaboration, endurance, confidence and achievement to reach and make these goals. Sharing this unique experience we call life can be rewarding and even disappointing at times, but as we hold onto our inspiration and faith, we find that anything is possible.

As owner, director, producer and writer amongst many other roles (cinematographer, singer/rapper, editor, production assistant, etc.) for Trippy Tran Films and other production companies, I have been continuing the dream and doing my best to complete some of our projects in the balance. Our goal still includes releasing our feature film debut Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown to festivals and audiences worldwide.

I’ve always been open to joining forces with other people in the entertainment industry and our love for creating and connecting will only continue to expand. (We encourage everyone to never lose sight of what they want in life!) Here are some of my own biggest feats, a new entry showcasing 40 Days of Success and determination up to this point in my life. Check back for new entries starting March 1, 2017. Believe in yourself. Believe in others.

– Anthony T. Tran
“Rory Man”
Trippy Tran Films, LLC.


Day 1 – New Music from Trippy T

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True artists are always making music whether it’s publicly released, finalized or not. This image is taken from the photo shoot on location of my new music video TBA (shhh! – details yet to be revealed!) There are a lot of surprises with the new songs and the upcoming Centerpiece EP. Working with celebrity model photographer Chris Anthony of CXL Photography fall 2016 was refreshing. I felt as I could really be myself in this video, now having lived in Los Angeles for almost 3 years and loving the SoCal atmosphere.

You can check out my reverbnation.com/TrippyT page to hear potential tracks for the EP Centerpiece – which is currently in the works and be sure to follow  facebook.com/TrippTMusic


Day 2 – Co-Producer and Cameo Role in Sovereign Entertainment’s Devil’s Point

Throwback to the club scene in the new movie Devil’s Point that I co-produced and made a cameo in with these lovely stars of the film (Alexander Sedlak and Kait Stay). It’s been since 2011, but great things take time. We hope you can’t wait to see this supernatural horror from Sovereign Entertainment and Trippy Tran Films!

Watch the trailer here 


Day 3 – Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards Post Party Staff (2015-?)

Working Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports Awards Post Party Event 2015 & 2016.

Growing up watching Nickelodeon myself, it brought me joy to pump up the youth for their photo op and was in overall exciting to be part of such an exclusive event for a second year in a row.
In 2016, I was teamed up with the basketball photo booth guys and helped kids and families get their star photo moment with their print used as the backboard for a mini-bball hoop and was also given my own hoop.

In 1 week, the Kids’ Choice Awards will be hosted and airing March 10, 2017 on Nickelodeon.


Day 4 – Director of Photography on Long Beach, CA web series MÆRY QUEENS

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Maery Queens – Long Beach with Anthony T. Tran as director of photography.

Working with the cast of Mæry Queens as official Director of Photography on season 1 (available to watch for free) where I worked with MTV Brasil actor Anthony Moore (Malady, Into the Shadows), Kyle Mosonyi  (“Gone” Music Video) and Ashley Hernandez (My Vacation In L.A. – Top 10 Countdown) and of course the rest of the stellar cast involved.

Production took place throughout the month of August 2015 and the first 4 webisodes premiered in April 2016 with a red carpet premier at one of the filming locations: The Silver Fox. I used facebook Live during the event highlighting some of the star moments, interviews with most of the cast and even spoke on stage in front of the audience.

I became so passionate about this project that I ended up writing additional segments to the show with solo confessionals with each character in between episodes that started after episode 4. It also marked my first major role debut in Long Beach and first cinematography role in Los Angeles County.

Watch and subscribe to Season 1 


Day 5 – COEXIST wins Audience Choice award for CMF 2009 in Greater Cincinnati

Winning our first movie award in the city for our horror short COEXIST and pictured with legendary synth-funk group Midnight Star’s Bill Simmons who was also one of my instructors.

In my final project in college at Brown Mackie Cincinnati, I had already directed 3 original shorts and several other music video projects, etc. Before #ObliquityMovie was started, this was the film that encouraged me to continue following my passion as we won an Audience Choice Award for a horror film in 2009! If anyone remembers that Era, horror films were coming out left and right and it was hard to find anything original. To this day COEXIST by @trippytranfilms remains bold, thought-provoking and unique.

Watch the trailer 

Follow the Coexist movie page

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If you feel adventurous and want to see our original website before TrippyTranFilms.com was established, check out our 2008 website http://transistorfilms.tripod.com/index.html


Day 6 – Assistant National Contest Admin for iHeartRadio contests & Clear Channel Media + Entertainment (2011-2014)

Hired at Clear Channel Media & Entertainment AKA #iHeartRadio for 3 years with 3 different job titles for radio nation.

In the birthplace of radio, Cincinnati, OH I had a good friend who saw my passion and ambition for working in entertainment. In 2011, I was hired to run national contests including giving away $1000 more than 5 times a day as well as trips to the iHeartRadio Music Festival in #LasVegas, plus, exclusively with my boss ran the private show #contest for the Justin Timberlake 20/20 Experience debut and Miami and L.A. shows and pool parties with America’s top artists.

I then was hired for commercial dubbing then music in production tech. I trained and worked with original members of Blessid Union of Souls I left the job to pursue my film endeavors in #California. Here I’m pictured with KISS 107 FM host Jare E. J and WEBN legend Shroom. Also pictured is the UK’s Morning Parade and Brian Aubert of Silversun Pickups in the Coke Lounge. Both great guys to be studio neighbors with. For fun, you can hear my radio voice in our short film #MyVacationInCincinnati

Watch Morning Parade’s “Alienation” music video

It’s not been the same since and I do miss the main jobs I had, especially sending people to big festivals and hearing their excitement when awarding them. The festival played live yesterday on broadcast television.


Day 7 – 27 Bands and Artists on our upcoming film debut Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown

You may not be able to see all 27 bands and artists in this collage, but when we started our feature film debut, we never imagined networking with over 100 bands and artists talking submission, free posters that we’d provide to promote, and even some of the leading acts making a cameo appearance in the film. We ended up collaborating with over 150 people nationwide. Obliquity is a film that drew people in for having a positive outreach, wanting to unite several talents with the idea of us all promoting each other. A true collaboration – especially on the indie front.

When I was 21, I began another attempt at making a feature (my first was when I was 16 for an outrageous parody film The Dumbest Horror Flick Ever) after COEXIST had taken an audience award voted on by college students: the upcoming generation. I created a film that I wanted to resonate with people that went beyond some of the garbage that Hollywood was putting out by making a movie that spoke to the human soul with ideals to open people’s minds and showcase undiscovered talent (some that were well on their way) by bringing forth a colorful connection.

You can check out a list of bands and artists here and on IMDB for a full list of songs and names. The movie track “Obliquity” by ALTERED premiered on WEBN 102.7FM Greater Cincinnati local radio. Two music videos have been made so far for our upcoming psychological thriller including “Empty Minds” by punk rock band Killer Looks and Noise. Check out the work from affiliated bands & artists on our soundtrack and let us know your favorite tracks in the comments section.

See the Killer Looks and Noise music video “Empty Minds”

Watch the new music video from Master T.C. and the Visitors “On My Own”

Watch the new music video from The Radio Broadcast – “Body”

Watch Cheech Mob “Andy Dalton” 

Lyric video for The Upset Victory “Don’t Give Up The Night”

Behind-the-scenes making of the “Empty Minds” music video


Day 8 – Official Videographer/EditorProject SpARCH (STEM) Fundraiser

SpARCHing a new change in our community and across the nation.

Continuing the journey in Ohio back in 2012, I was asked to help bridge the connection between the University of Cincinnati and Hughes High School by filming a crowd-funding video that would kick off the STEM program where college students mentored high school students for their next stages in life in their field by creating an academic bridge. Advocate David Mierke approached me about collaborating, and after a successful meeting, I asked Josh Luckett of EZ World Entertainment to assist me on the production that would soon start a positive spark in education.

Watch the Project SpARCH video

The two of us worked with Dave and Jenna as well as the principal of Hughes High and the director of SAID/DAAP teachers. We recorded a variety of students showcasing their skills regarding architecture and design, math and science as well as their excitement for the program. After the video was featured on indiegogo and facebook, STEM ended up coming to fruition by gaining national attention from Washington D.C. and broadcasts on network news.

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‘MÆRY QUEENS’ Season 1 Finale Premiers January 17, 2017

In April, the first 4 episodes debuted and in October, we were given 3 new episodes of the 5-7 minute LGBT fiasco drama, mystery, comedy. In November, we got 3 more right before the 2-part finale that came out as a December release at the red carpet season finale at Paradise Bar & Grill, which was hosted by OnTheRocksOnAir in Long Beach, CA before the global world wide Web premier January 17 at 7PM (Pacific Time.) Now you can say you know “Which Bitch Did It!”

Subscribe, Watch and be MÆRY!
Mæry Queens Season 1 – (Episodes 1- 12)

Follow at facebook.com/maryqueenswebseries

Kyle Mosonyi as Nick – Behind the Scenes of MÆRY QUEENS episode 4 “Alien Queen”. Image by Anthony Tran.

What we know:

So Nick is having a birthday party, Mario is moving back to Colombia, Ian is upset that Nick told Andrew he cheated on him, Brandon could want to be the manager at Nick’s restaurant, Rachel was planning a surrogate baby with Nick,  Dustin was kicked out of the house after the breakup, José only seems to like white boys (but recently has dated Latinos) and Andrew is in real estate and in the presence of an ex. With the threat saying “put the house up for sale or kitty gets it” and then later the kidnapper threatens the guests if they keep prying – it really could be any queen.

Watch all 12 episodes and character promo commentary streaming now!


View the extended final episode of season 1 above.

Still from the season finale, episode 12 “Guilty Queen”

Top Moments of “MÆRY QUEENS : The Web Series”

Nick is hosting his 35th birthday party in Long Beach, CA with some of his most beloved friends. But not everyone is out for Nick’s best interest, it seems. A threatening message demanding that he put his house up for sale or they’ll kill his kitty cat Hotto and possibly the guests at the party leaves the group shaken and blamin’ as everyone gets an unexpected surprise.

Pointing figures and deciphering the mystery, let’s take a look at some of the best moments that shaped this season into the drama-fest mystery and find out some exclusive behind the scenes juicy info on MÆRY QUEENS : The Web Series (Season 1)

Image courtesy of Anthony “Rory” Tran

1. The Pilot

Episode 1 “Birthday Queen”

In the pilot, Nick is excited to have his diverse gay pals (plus one thirsty faghag) at his birthday celebration, even though one of his best friends Mario is looking to move back to Columbia. When he opens a box with a film noir-esque magazine cut message inside, he finds out that someone wants him to move far away and will do anything it takes whether it means hurting his only pet, or someone at the party.

Most of the ensemble cast is featured here. Ali Cesur, Daniel Donnie Flores, Alex Correa, Felix Aispuro, Kyle Mosonyi, Ashley Hernandez and Allan Carter. Where is Anthony Moore and Fernando Gonzalez?!

Watch a clip from the production of episode 2 “Bitchy Queen“:

Also pictured is the creator/writer Henry Corzo as he looks into the lens and directs the scene that kicks off the dramedy and mystery and the Director of Photography aka singer/rapper Trippy T also known more professionally as Anthony T. Tran.

Image by Keithopher Webb.

2. The Silver Fox

Episode 3 “Racist Queen”

Not only is this the location of where the show premiered webisodes 1-4 in April 2016, but was also the place used as a flashback scene location for episode 3 and again later in episode 8 “Gossip Queen”.

In these scenes, we learn that they gang used to smoke outside the bar and then that Ian was making out with a stranger while dating Andrew. Could either one be seeking revenge against Nick?

It was fun setting up the two lights we had and hearing people get excited as they drove past watching us on our production. When we hosted the red carpet event here, the show gained more of a following and now marks the spot as one of our official ‘MQ’ landmarks.

Pictured: Anthony Moore, Felix Aispuro, Kyle Misoyni and Allan Carter

Photo by Anthony Moore

3. Closer to Midnight

As each episode progresses, a new hour has occurred until the last episode hits midnight and everything must be in place for the tricky kidnapper to be satisfied. In episode 10, “Family Queen”, Mario talks to his father about his trip to Columbia when he finds out when or if his other friends have come out to their parents. Finding family around is important, but then who would want to hurt the group?

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MÆRY QUEENS is BACK! NEW EPISODES and Juicy Details!


Mæry Queens is the official selection of the 2016 Web Series Festival Global in Hollywood.

If you’re celebrating your birthday party with some of your best friends, what do you do when you get a threat and can’t find your beloved pet kitty? Not be a queen about it of course. But in Mæry Queens, everyone has a reason to force Nick to move and everyone is a queen. There’s no telling what secrets lie at this sunny LA pool party. Experience the mystery, drama, romance and the laughs that unfold with these studs (and bimbo) with the new LGBTQ webisodes of Mæry Queens.

Mæry Queens Season 1 – [Episodes 1-7] Available Now: 

Mæry Queens Fall Episodes – Available NOW: 


Episodes 5-7 and premiered October 11, 2016 at 7pm PT and included new character confessionals after each webisode written by Anthony ‘Rory’ Tran.

The SoCal Long Beach web series explores a group of gay men and a faghag who must Sherlock Holmes their way through the past and present to determine who would want to kill birthday boy Nick’s adorable kitty cat Hoto if he doesn’t put his house up for sale by midnight. Each episode is 5-7 minutes long, but plays as each hour leading to midnight. 

Follow the official page for premier videos, interviews and all your queen-tesential needs facebook.com/MaryQueensWebSeries/

With 4 episodes previously released and now the next batch of 4 webisodes premiering, the drama (and the zaniness) piles on as each person starts to question each other at the hottest pool party. Let the shirts fly, the screams echo and the finger-pointing begin. Can you figure out….

Which Queen Bitch did it!??

STARRING
Kyle Misoyni, Anthony Moore, Felix Aispuro, Alex Correa, Ashley Hernandez, Allan Carter, Daniel Donnie Flores, Ali Cesur, and Fernando Christian and Special cameo by Trippy T

Directed by Henry Corzo
Corzo Productions

Director of Photography
Anthony “RORY” Tran,
Trippy Tran Films

Watch Ashley Hernandez “Ash Nicole” host the My Vacation In L.A. – Top 10 Countdown with Charlie Harris

Vote who did it on the Official Facebook page!

Series Premiere of Mæry Queens with LIVE Broadcast by Anthony “Rory” Tran Tonight at 7PM PT

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Follow the live stream here.

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.

Mæry Queens Season 1 – (Episodes 1- 12)
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Zachary Gordon Directs New Kids Series ‘PALS’ Premiering 2016

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Have you ever had a friend who is with you until the end of time? PALS explores the adventure of kids learning, living and growing as they face obstacles in their life. The new tv mini-series is directed by Zachary Gordon, who, as a kid himself, was featured on Disney. The project was created by charismatic writer/producer Marci Richmond-Herrera, who is also a recording artist (listen to her on iTunes.)

PALS TRAILER:
http://vimeo.com/150027935

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Pals hat signed by the cast on the final day of production.

The exciting new kids show is sure to bring fun adventure and good moral value when it premiers in January 2016 by Benmark Productions. With an adorable cast featuring child actor Zackary Arthur (making his major-motion picture debut also this January with The 5th Wave – a film starring Liev Schreiber and Chloë Grace Moretz) plus, a handful of more rising child actor stars including Julia Butters, Anthony Lapenna, Mia Komsky and Talitha Bateman, PALS is going to be a new show kids and adults are going to love.

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Director Zachary Gordon with Pals Zack (Zackary Arthur) and Julia (Julia Butters).

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PALS marks Zachary Gordon’s directorial debut. Assistant director Bobby Duncan, camera operator Anthony Tran (owner/director of Trippy Tran Films), best boy Keith “Legend” Webb and production assistant Matthew Mardo are also a few of the crew members that helped make PALS come to life. David Arquette also contributed crew to the project.

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Pals Crew Meeting

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A snapchat Zachary Gordon took after a production meeting.

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See PALS when it premiers this year. We’ll have more details as it comes! Be sure to connect with us for upcoming releases.

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New Web Series ‘MÆRY QUEENS’ Hires Anthony T. Tran for Director of Photography

MÆRY QUEENS
New Long Beach Gay Web Series
Coming Spring 2016

MÆRY Queens castA set of diverse gay friendships are put to the test when a threat to kill the host’s cat surfaces at an otherwise fun birthday party. Get ready for the new dramedy mystery MÆRY Queens.

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.

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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.

Anthony Tran (DoP) filming Mæry Queens

Anthony Tran (Director of Photography) filming Mæry Queens. Photo Courtesy of Kyle Mosonyi (Actor)

 CAST AND CREW FOR MÆRY QUEENS: THE WEB SERIES Photo Courtesy of Anthony Rory Tran (Director of Photography)

CAST AND CREW FOR MÆRY QUEENS: THE WEB SERIES
Photo Courtesy of Anthony Rory Tran (Director of Photography)

Mæry Queens Fundraiser Event

Fundraiser kickoff 7/27/15

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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

MÆRY Queens Teaser Poster

The original poster before final casting includes 6 of the 9 characters. ©2015 Corzo Productions

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.