40 Days Of Success – The Interview with Filmmaker Anthony “Rory” Tran

Filmmaker, writer, director, producer, actor, singer, rapper, editor Anthony “Rory” Tran highlights the talents and collaborations from Cincinnati to Los Angeles including short films, feature films, commercial work and more. Includes a look at the future work of TrippyTran and ART.

Discover an in-depth look at all 40 Days Of Success!

Back in March, you may have seen #40DaysOfSuccess on social media by multi-talented filmmaker, actor, singer/rapper, DJ, etc. Anthony “Rory” Tran as each day, he posted something to be proud of in the independent film community to industry media work. Now come end of September, the Tran Man shares his experiences producing Denizen, directing/writing Wreckfest, what’s going on with Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown and The Official Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection, plus the new show Choices: An Interactive Story and an exclusive look at working on his debut pop album.

Something tells me this is just the beginning as grounds aren’t all covered (see the in-depth look at 40 Days Of Success above) as projects he ran camera for and DP’d like Maery Queens, The United Estates of America, PALS, and assisting photo booths for Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards aren’t mentioned here – and we can assume that it will be discussed in the future. However, there is a lot already covered in 40 Days Of Success – The Interview and fans will be pleased to know that Tran is on the move to complete new releases with this visual update.

What are your thoughts on #40DaysOfSuccess? How long until another 40 more successes are completed would you say for this ambitious film maker?

Comment your thoughts below and follow us (and Tran) on social media.

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Music:

http://areasonabletruth.bandcamp.com

http://reverbnation.com/TrippyT

Video Edited by Tony Soto and Anthony Tran

Original Music by Billy Burton

Wanna see Tran loosen up and interviewed in person?
See Lance “The Kaiman Guy” interview Anthony “The Rory Man” in the first of a series of 40 Days Of Success interviews and what his take on the project was. BONUS!

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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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New ‘Green Clips’ Behind-The-Scenes Video Motifs featuring Killer Looks and Noise, ALTERED and Trippy T

Trippy Tran Films - STAR LOGO HiResWe’ve all seen those bonus features that show us the behind the scenes of our favorite videos and it’s no surprise that Trippy Tran Films is avid about releasing extra material to give to fans – and also respectively to the cast and crew that put their blood, sweat and tears into making community film productions, especially in the beginning stages of our legacy in Cincinnati, OH.

This past summer, for the first time ever we released raw, unedited, uncut recordings of us working on our various productions that we are going to call Green Clips – ‘green’ meaning fresh and new since this hasn’t necessarily been done before, a term also used in the industry.

Get Ready to Jam Out! Director's Cut available to rent or buy at https://www.indiereign.com/video/my-vacation-in-cincinnatiGet Ready to Jam Out! Check out the Director’s Cut to My Vacation In Cincinnati available to rent or buy at https://www.indiereign.com/video/my-vacation-in-cincinnati

The reason we are doing ‘Green Clips’ is because first off, a lack of compatibility between the Sony Handycam we taped with and the editing system made it impossible for us to work with. (Remember folks: we are still independent and are looking to raise money for our many projects. Consider donating!) Secondly, using YouTube to host a series of video clips that show everything that happened from when the camera rolls until the operator cuts showcases the realism of the project. That’s not saying we uploaded every little clip ever for these motifs because we made sure to keep it as interesting as possible without wasting time and still maintaining the integrity of the original projects. (New videos below!)

Jay Gordon live Whiskey A Go Go 3.21.15 (main) photo by Anthony Tran, Trippy Tran Films
Find more live music shot by Anthony Tran at Bands! BANDS! BANDS!!! and Side Projects.

See for yourself or skip around the various Green Clips, or GC, in the playlist. The titles and thumbnails should help one find a flavor that may be entertain. GC runtimes range anywhere from 15 seconds to over 5 minutes per video. Let’s take a look at the releases for this.

KILLER LOOKS AND NOISE – Empty Minds (Music Video)
Searching for the right Obliquity music while showcasing Greater Cincinnati Area and beyond bands and music talents was not an easy endeavor. Tran talked to many musicians who, when simply put, was not in it to win it, but when we found the 26 talented artists that signed to our debut feature, we knew we had to do a couple music videos.

The first band who was completely down is contemporary punk rockers Killer Looks and Noise. Director Anthony Tran worked with Daniel Kamphaus, Tyler Stroup (Wreckfest), Phillip Russo (who hosted premier parties and the location of our film My Vacation In Cincinnati – which is also locale in this), and a few others including the band to complete this video shot in a day. See the mayhem and fun of some of the making of shoot.

ALTERED – Obliquity (Making of the Track)

Hard rockers ALTERED approached Tran about making a song for our debut feature film, Obliquity and ended up making a title track with the same name. The heavy melodic tune ‘Obliquity’ is also available to buy on iTunes. See the process of them making the song in the recording studio exclusively in this playlist.

TRIPPY T – Unfreeze (2012)/Shimmer of Longing (Music Video)

Planned and released the day the Mayan Calendar ended (December 21, 2012) and for a competition, ‘2012/Shimmer’ became a recognized video. Working on music with composer Michail Sinenko AKA Sonanze, Trippy T (Anthony Rory Tran’s current artist name) knew a music video had to be done. He pulled a team of people to come together for various shoots including the college he received his Associates degree in Audio/Video Technology, Newport on the Levee and other locations. His 2012 debut music video put him in the spotlight after being behind the camera.

Guest director Josh Gerrety came on board from Eazy World Entertainment to guide Trippy T with the help of Christopher Wesley of Sovereign Entertainment, DP Charles Pierson, Key Grip James Willis and Wreckfest’s Selena Klaphake and Tyler Stroup with many more amazing people came to help that day. Lauren Stinson was the VFX editor. The video was made for a week competition and had mixed reviews. The powerful message seemed to not sit well with Internet trolls, but still remains to be a unique representation of of the Obliquity soundtrack.

OBLIQUITY: IMAGERY OF THE UNKNOWN
Over 100 clips have made it to this playlist on the YouTube.com/TrippyTranFilms channel.

We start in 2011, two years after the project, but then backtrack to look at cell phone recorded videos from 2009 and then go to more “HD” Handycam footage (we put quotes on HD because Sony, that is not true HD!) From creepy hallway scenes, free Chipotlé on set, never-before-seen interviews, shooting the sequel tie-ins to DUALITY at Sharon Woods, our beloved friend and actor Chris Corman who plays Chaz, plus the final day of filming, voice overs, photo shoots and more are all here. That’s not saying we revealed many spoilers here, so you’re (mostly) safe with that, but it does showcase locations. We plan on releasing more GC after the film is publicly released.

Discover more live bands by Anthony Tran including ORGY, Wallpaper., Hard Summer Music Festival, Bryce Vine, Silversun Pickups, Morning Parade, Without Contrast, David Blake, Finding Fate and more here at TrippyTranFilms.com

Upcoming live videos from the Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown soundtrack featuring The Glorious Veins, Gabriel’s Hounds, Celestials, Jess Lamb, The Front Runners, Lying In Ruins, The Upset Victory and more coming soon.

Be sure to connect with us and subscribe here and at YouTube.com/TrippyTranFilms

Look for the feature film Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown coming soon.

Do The Apple Turnover! 10 More Tummy Ticklin’ Original Vids with TTF Produced Commercials! (Skits Part 2)

Trippy Tran Films - STAR LOGO HiResLast week, we listed 10 skits that have tummy tickling moments and we even listed all related videos including the future soon-to-be PocaHeyHey official, the reincarnate of Pocahontas in today’s society, plus character parodies like Titney Spears, Selena Stop!mez, Marie AntoiNOT!, the MSI “Prom” music video, the hilarious radio spot “Leatherware” and more. Well, you didn’t think it would stop there, did you!? Trippy Tran and Trippy Tran Films have been making professional videos and zany comedy skits since 2007 (and owner/operator Anthony Rory Tran has been writing since he was an itty bitty wittle kid.) Here’s 10 more skits! And look! You don’t have to worry about annoying ads all over the page (besides a select few of our own which we implore you to check up on it.) Also, you don’t have to click a Next page button constantly just to finish the article! It’s all listed below!

#1 Do The Apple Turnover! (Churry Churry)

In 2011, Arby’s was having a Cast Calling contest and Anthony “Rory” Tran aka artist Trippy T was on it. In less than a week, he called his local Arby’s (one with the original cowboy hat – those come few, far and between nowadays!) a flash mob of diverse folks, a killer food rap, a hot beat from Greg Durham aka Godtchie (who collaborated with Tran on the song “Mind ArC” for the COEXIST movie soundtrack – see our movies), the mixing style of Michail Sinenko aka Sonanze and the writing collaboration with Hapless aka J.B. Luckett of Eazy World Entertainment (see his debut music video) who also stars in the video as Tran’s hype man.

The video has gained the most fans and views for on a video for the Trippy Tran Films channel up until recently, now being the 2nd highest video with over 4 thousand views on the Trippy Tran Films channel with the highest count of views being our #2 video… (see below)

See the winner who worked with Owl City here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hidn_LJmTBI&list=PLF83E5ECB13355F92


#2 SIPPY BEARS Juice Bar, Smoothies & Wheat Grass Lemonade

Chef Dan immediately called Anthony Tran about filming commercials for his new business Panda Chefs. He hired Tran to film and edit his commercials from Sushi Bears to Bolly Bears (Indian Cuisine) to the Panda Chefs Shark Tank audition tape sent to ABC as he was being considered, Classy Beading (jewelry making) to Sippy Bears at Findlay Market in downtown Cincinnati, OH. Together, they made promos and tutorial videos to all the delicious exotic ethnic options including the emerging hype of wheatgrass being a new health trend. For some odd reason (that our market research hasn’t full grasped) the Sippy Bears is the most viewed promo and is officially now the most viewed video on the Trippy Tran Films channel at over 6 thousand views! Why do you think that is? Comment and see all the promos below!

Chef Dan with The Hunger Games star Josh Huctherson!

Chef Dan and Josh Hutcherson for Panda Chefs


#3 CONAN! Please Blow Up My Car

In 2010, Conan O’Brien had a contest for everyone in the US to submit their crappiest vehicle video and submit it to NBC for the Conan O’Brien Show. The winner was in the same town the studio was in, Los Angeles, CA where Tran now resides. Too bad his car wasn’t in LA so they could blow it up on site. We might have won!

The selection description on their site mentions:

Working in conjunction with the writers of “The Tonight Show with Conan O’brien” we created this fun promo for the launch of the Lexus HS. From over 3,000 video submissions, Conan picked a winner of the worst car in America who would win the Lexus HS in exchange for his car being blown to bits.

You can see the winner here: http://vimeo.com/29120716


#4 Dorito’s Entry feat. MMA Fighter Chad Hinton

Actor Bobby Long approached Tran about doing a Dorito’s contest entry for the Super Bowl. Always game to collaborate, Tran united a team of people to create a video, and the resources included MMA fighter Chad Hinton and his own daughter in the video! Dorito’s bags spinning around his head by graphic/VFX artist Dan Hollandsworth made this video extremely memorable and a tummy tickler for sure, even if it didn’t win the contest (like most our vids – sad face !) There’s competition out there for sure, but isn’t it really about creating and collaborating to make unique and original videos? MMA fighter Chad Hinton thinks so!

See director/writer Anthony Tran’s “COEXIST” starring Bobby Long – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8PqUbrTaCw coming soon to The Official Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection 2008-2015. Read about the epic DVD release here. Future articles about the double-disc set coming soon.

(Here’s hoping everyone’s still married!)


#5 Ke$ha at LA Pride 2015

Well Ke$ha made a comeback that Saturday night at LA Pride this past year. Tran attended the aftermath and went to the parade; but when we stepped through the gates, there was a lot of trash. Needless to say, it made a funny Kesha’s “glitter trash” parody.

See PocaHeyHey and other skits here – https://trippytranfilms.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/pocaheyhey-10-skits-that-will-tickle-your-tummy-da-rigghhht-wayyyy/


#6 Pimp Cups!

In 2007, Tran started at Brown Mackie College and graduated with an Associate’s of Applied Science degree in Audio/Video technology in 2009. The first storyboard project had to be done right, Tran said to himself – and even though the “Object of the Game” assignment was to film an angle, cut the camera and repeat to complete the project, Tran took it upon himself to do a small amount of editing so he could “disappear” from the pimp cups, which when premiered in front of his class, wowed the crowd.

See Tran’s “Drug Deal” featuring Izal Mane and Rel for a DP assignment he lead after he was recovering from being sick for the end of the month for a lighting class project – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB6gQ0zNpo8 and the next video features them as well!


#7 “Get Looney On ‘Em!”

Whilst Tran attended Brown Mackie, they helped film videos for a whole bunch of local Cincinnati artists including big time Showtime music vid (we shot the Goonies video which never was released) as well as Izal Mane and Rel’s old group Cincinnati’s Most Wanted. The students all got to help production, but each student was given the chance to do their own edit for a grade. Above is Tran’s edit. Honestly, Tran got a C+, but looking back at it now, if we had more time, we would perfect the video, but shoot, this is a Looney Tunes anthem for real! How hot is their take on being “looney”. Fresh. Dope. Real. Why are we so underground homies?! Ha.

Video directed by Shawnna Johnson who also currently resides in California. Read her article on Tran and check out her site here – http://producershawnnajohnson.wordpress.com/2015/06/13/anthony-rory-tran-freelance-director/

See Izal Mane’s latest hit music video “Feed A Mouth” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnvkqRic6rk


#8 Radio Shacker!

Once again, another school project makes its way on our list. This hilarious video removed the original commercial’s audio for an assignment to redub the entire commercial. Thinking outside the box, Tran not only wanted to redo all the sound effects, music and voice overs, but instead, rematch it with a lip sync parody vid having Howie from Radio Shack say “can you transfer this cute white pussy to all my friends and family”. Yeah. We went there. See for yourself how well we matched lips and recreated the audio of a popular commercial. Featuring the voice announcer of Jeff Winkelman of Who Productions, Anthony’s main instructor at Brown Mackie College-Cincinnati.

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On July 16, 2015, Tran worked did more for sports as a P.A. on Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports awards post party event! Due to a knee injury from a serving job in SoCal, he wasn’t able to do as much as he wanted, but being at UCLA helping the team at the Lost Child Meet-Up Point and Lost and Found. With film makers Kimbra McCaul and Dustin Young.

Nickelodeon KCS postparty Lost Child Mee-Up Point Sign


#9 A Suphero Birthday Party!

Filming our debut feature Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown came with connecting with our cast and crew, and in this case, actress Tia Casey and members of the rock band The Upset Victory. Together, we celebrated Tia’s birthday wearing superhero costumes made from table cloths and styrofoam masks.

Unfortunately, later in the evening, Tran was jumped by two guys near the band mates car. Tran said “what’s up” to them and the next thing you know, was beaten to the temple with pounding fists for over a minute until his friends left the bar and realized what was going on. It was like a black out. The attack occurred at Bellevue Vets in which there were security cameras and was by a main street off of the Newport exit, but the officer let the attacker go right in front of everyone and didn’t do anything for the ruthless attack. Luckily, only the good memories were captured above and one might call The Upset Victory including the guitarist’s heroic brother for being a superhero at the end of the night.


#10 ACTV Special featuring German Commercial parody, The Dumbest Horror Flick Ever Behind The Scenes, Music Videos and more!

Let’s time travel back to when Tran was a senior in high school and was still (and still is) very passionate about film work. He took 2 years of German and was finishing some scenes for The Dumbest Horror Flick Ever after making the MSI “Prom” cover video before and after his Junior Prom and was asked to submit to public broadcasting featuring his works. This special is about 25 minutes and includes a lot of Tran’s earlier work.

A few years later, ACTV in Anderson Township, banned Anthony Tran from airing videos on their public broadcasting saying our work was “too commercial”. When Tran released “COEXIST” after 10pm on public broadcasting, there were some concerns about the majority of elderly people residing and watching the program that the film was so horrific that it might give them a heart attack, said by the chairman. We don’t think our stuff is that explicit, but to each their own! Now Tran is in California and will be making a new special for Long Beach and LA residents to check out his work going along with The Official Trippy Tran Films Shorts Collection 2008-2015.


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©2015 Trippy Tran Films
All original material is owned by Anthony Tran, Trippy Tran Films, LLC.


For more comedy videos, check out professional movies like Wreckfest and My Vacation In Cincinnati which are coming soon to DVD, and of course check out our horror parody from 2005, The Dumbest Horror Flick Ever at youtube.com/trippytran and read the article about the film here.

More comedy, skits and vLogs to come!
NEW VLOG show coming soon!
Robbed By A White Man
Sparkles the Flamer
Sarah McClachlan Pita skit
My Vacation in LA – DocuVid

See behind the scenes of Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown now with 50 clips here: 50 BTS Obliquity Clips

To collaborate, email us at TrippyTranFilms@gmail.com

Skits Part 2 (image) TrippyTranFilms.com

PocaHeyHey! 10 Skits That Will Tickle Your Tummy (Da Rigghhht Wayyyy)

Here at Trippy Tran Films, ideas are constantly rolling between director/writer/operator Anthony Tran and his team of creatives whether it be a skit, a parody, a new commercial, a radio spot, voice over work, vLogs and more. Dozens of videos have been made for fun on the side and have never been fully listed until now.

We are constantly coming up with ideas on top of our so far released 7 short films, our full-length feature films coming soon including our own Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown and the film we co-produced Devil’s Point, the horror comedy parody that just released called The Dumbest Horror Flick Ever (#TDHFE), plus music under the current artist name of Trippy T and while our projects being released remain professional – we also like to have fun! Check out our skits and let us know your favorites! More videos are available at YouTube.com/TrippyTran please Subscribe and follow! Your support truly helps!

#1 GENESIS OF THE HEY HEY

PocaHeyHey has been an idea of Tran’s since 2011 (so don’t even think about trying to steal it!) The complete minisode collection has been put together and Tran and fans alike would like more to come. The idea has spawned multiple side videos including SunnyGayGay and a list of ideas we hope to bring to our channel in the near future!


#2 MARIE ANTOI-NOT!

Part 2 with her Emulating Super Mario and wanting to be Princess Peach! – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNpeNu9kKjo


#3 SELENA STOP!MEZ

Watch Ep2 – Stop Smoking Video with Selena Stop!mez – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lyxzPmtnAs


#3.5 Leatherware: Leather Commercial!

This hilarious commercial should be aired! Featuring 3 testimonials on why you should shop for leather all day every day including a hilarious flamboyant guy makes this radio spot oh-so priceless!


#4 Bread On My Nipples

Hear more random songs like parodies of Taylor Swift parody and Avril Lavigne by Rory Man like “Grindr”, “Hermaphrodites” and more plus original songs and covers at http://reverbnation.com/trippyt

Tran wrote a parody album called “Comedy Lunch” when he was 12 and hopes to record this and more parody songs in the future!


#5 Titney Spears “Gimme More” (Britney Parody)


#6 Lots of Tongue… Is It Truly Kissing? (vLog with Ren Hicks + Anthony Rory Tran)

Ren Hicks is one of the leads in Wreckfest – our smash hit comedy! Watch the trailer here –  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4yXZi_QSNA


#7 Oops! All Berries (feat. American Idol’s Jess Lamb)

Watch the so ‘Not Oops! All Berries’ cereal promo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K6X_cfuS8Y

Jess Lamb was featured on Season 14 of American Idol and her song “Daises” is also featured in Obliquity.


#8 Muh My Telephone! (Swirly Face)

Watch Tran do more silly videos:


#9 I’m Asian Video

Short and sweet. The middle is a tummy tickler for sure!


#10 “Prom” Mindless Self Indulgence (Cover Video feat. A.Ro Tran)

After creating The Dumbest Horror Flick Ever, cast and crew members were featured for their Junior Prom video filmed right before their actual prom! This made one of the most entertaining and hilarious videos that Tran did in high school. The video was so explicit with drinking, masturbation references and cussing that it practically got banned from his school.

What was your favorite video?! Tell us in the comments below and as always, please follow us, subscribe, like and share! Or we won’t be able to make anymore videos.. ever! Ha. For real though. #Support

©2015 Trippy Tran Films
All original material is owned by Anthony Tran, Trippy Tran Films, LLC.


For more comedy videos, check out professional movies like Wreckfest and My Vacation In Cincinnati which are coming soon to DVD, and of course check out our horror parody from 2005, The Dumbest Horror Flick Ever.

More comedy, skits and vLogs to come!
NEW VLOG show coming soon!
Robbed By A White Man

To collaborate, email us at TrippyTranFilms@gmail.com

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Service With a Side of Reel Ambition

Anthony Tran of Trippy Tran Films I Photography by CJ Kim

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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Psych Thriller ‘Obliquity’ Whets Appetite with New Behind-The-Scenes Clips

The anticipated debut feature with the tagline “More Than The Eye Can See” from Trippy Tran Films and Sovereign Entertainment has recently released (mostly) spoiler-free Behind-The-Scenes segments on YouTube.com/TrippyTranFilms – be sure to subscribe as new videos will be added. The journey shows tie-ins to Tran’s original short “Duality” with glimpses at some of the surprises in store for the upcoming full-length independent psych thriller Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown.

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(watch the new behind-the-scenes adventure here):
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2I1IfO0DKp4bSeUXiYlTe9UoO-_SRaL5

The video clips include previously unreleased interviews, insight on the lives and thoughts of the cast and crew, waiting in the rain for location clearance, flat tires, getting lost, favorite film parts, the mishaps and the accomplishments, plus, the director himself in action giving viewers a chance to see what it really took for us to make this community-oriented full-length indie film in the Greater Cincinnati Area.

Tran also mentions future releases in the playlist are going to include bands from the Obliquity soundtrack performing live, photo shoots with all the actors for the movie poster, the original cast (recorded with old school cell phones), rehearsing, voice overs and a First-Look at the band ALTERED in the recording studio performing the song they wrote for our film – also entitled “Obliquity”. (Playlist link is above – with 34 clips currently.) We will update the playlist weekly until we run out – and that’s not going to happen anytime soon.

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Trippy Tran Films presents Obliquity: Imagery of the Unknown. ©2015 All rights reserved.

Now when viewing the clips, you may notice that they are completely unedited video segments recorded per clip. Due to it being filmed off of a Sony Handycam (that Chris Hicks gave Tran in 2011) we found it to be incompatible with the MacBook used for handling the movie’s files while editing on Final Cut Pro. When we tried to view the file, there was no audio. We decided to give you the raw recordings as part of the experience because of that.

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Teaser promo for the director’s cut test screen release which premiered December 2013.

By uploading each video to YouTube, audio and video then became readily available. The behind-the-scenes preview is here to ‘wet your thirst’ for more as we prepare finalizing postproduction of the film this year. New videos will be uploaded to the playlist periodically.

(see the trailers, character promos and more at the Obliquity playlist here):

To be a part of postproduction contact us at TrippyTranFilms@gmail.com To help donate to the project, send via PayPal to TrippyTran@gmail.com

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