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  • DAWN OF A NEW DAY

    In life, the simplest things reflect the range & nuance of human emotion.

    Love, a millisecond of a touch.
    Anger, a heat behind the eyes.
    Sadness, a heaviness in your breath.
    Pure. Raw. Exact.
    As so in music.

    Unelaborated melodies can convey the deepest of feelings, the smallest of notes can fill the largest of spaces.

    Dawn is a collection of understated Neo-classical score reflecting the spectrum of life’s drama, by composers Jeffrey Hepker, Scott Lee Miller, & William August Hunt.

    From Devastation to Elation.

    Whatever the day brings. It always starts with DAWN.

    Hear a selection on SoundCloud of 4 from the 12 track album:

  • BLOOD IN THE END

    Netflix releases “How It Ends” Final Trailer with The Hit House’s Trailer Music.

    Just prior to Netflix’s July 13 release of How It Ends, the final trailer by Concept Arts, Inc. arrived with music by Scott Lee Miller. A dark tale of an apocalyptic landscape filled with dread & fear, action & desperation, needed the ideal track to push the action. Luckily we could supply just the right tone to keep the action moving & the tension palpable.

    Directed by David M. Rosenthal & filmed in Winnipeg, How It Ends details the grisly truth of how people in the extreme circumstance of an unknown apocalypse would react to save their own lives & that of their loved ones. Theo James stars as Will, an attorney who has a fraught relationship with Forest Whitaker, Tom, the father of Sam (played by Kat Graham), the lady he intends to marry. On a trip from Seattle to Chicago to ask for Tom’s permission to marry his daughter, Will is forced to team up with Tom when disaster strikes & the fate of the woman they both love is unknown. Thus begins a harrowing journey across an apocalyptic landscape & the resulting human dangers, in order to save a daughter & a possible fiancee. This modern day action disaster movie also stars: Nicole Ari Parker, Grace Dove, Mark O’Brien, Kerry Bishé, & Eric Keenleyside.

    When your world seems to be ending & the apocalypse is on the horizon, you’ll probably still need some music to accompany the finish. Just remember, regardless of how dire the straits or how far we’ll need to go, The Hit House has your back with all the right trailer music & sound design. In good times & in bad, we’ve got you covered. So give us a call to see what we’ve got, but until then, we’ll be watching How It Ends, now streaming, only on Netflix.

    Hear the full track, “The Color of Blood,” by Scott Lee Miller, here on SoundCloud:

  • FRAMEWORK LAYER 5: COMBAT LOCKER

    Sound Design, Foley, & FX Album by The Hit House's Chad J. Hughes: "FRAMEWORK LAYER 5: COMBAT LOCKER."

    We’re ready for action, Soldier!

    Attention, Sergeant Major!

    Your mission:Create the gnarliest-sounding action campaign that civilian ears can bear.

    Check your sonic arsenal before deployment:

    Guns: Shots, Cocks, Drops & Loads ✓
    Explosions: Dynamite, C4, Mortars ✓
    Blades: Flicks, Stabs, Slashes & Clangs ✓
    Hand To Hand: Kicks, Punches, Blocks & Breaks ✓
    Just In Case: Bats, Bricks, Lasers, Phasers, Ice Rays, Flamethrowers, Eyeball Splatters, Spine Removals, Muskets & Cannons ✓

    FW5 Combat Locker has over 300 pieces of amped up, designed-out foley & FX by The Hit House’s 6 time Emmy Nominated sound designer Chad J. Hughes. This the end all, be all, hands down, guns up last collection you will ever need for any brand of encounter, incursion, skirmish or invasion.

    [Down]Load up, Soldier! It sounds like you’re ready for war.

  • MUSIC FOR THE POOH CREW

    Disney’s “Christopher Robin” Arrives With Tigger’s Bounce!

    On August 3, the whole crew from Hundred Acre Wood comes to theaters with Disney’s Christopher Robin. Directed by Marc Forster & starring Ewan McGregor with his CGI childhood pals Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, & Tigger, the excitement for this fantasy comedy drama is ramping up.

    In this live-action/CGI extension of Disney’s franchise, Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) fumbles in his mature years through the harsh world of a cold & uncaring corporate London. In turn his ragtag band of stuffed animals come-to-life, & as true friends, venture out from the Wood & into the great City to help Christopher find his best self despite all his current challenges of adulthood. A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh inspired the film which also stars Jimm Cummings (Winnie the Pooh), Brad Garrett (Eeyore), Toby Jones (Owl), Nick Mohammed (Piglet), Peter Capaldi (Rabbit), & Sophie Okonedo (Kanga).

    For the newest spot, hear The Hit House composer Scott Lee Miller’s music adding all the right elements of happiness, excitement, & youthful joy to this spot. Round up your own “real” friends & get ready for the adventure of a lifetime as all the magic of our childhoods returns theaters with Christopher Robin. Until then, when you need a little help from your friends at The Hit House for your next spot, commercial, or full campaign, give us a ring. Because we’ll always come out of Torrance to support your cause!

  • DC UNIVERSE COMING THIS FALL

    A (DC) Universe of Everything, Launches With Our Music

    What better way to start something epic than with some killer graphics & revved up music? Well, DC Universe thought the same & thus The Hit House was privileged to contribute music to this official launch trailer.

    Arriving in the Fall of 2018, DC Universe is a comprehensive first-of-its-kind digital experience designed specifically for DC fans. Offering exclusive original series including DC Titans, DC Young Justice Outsiders, DC Doom Patrol, DC Harley Quinn, & DC Swamp Thing, it also includes epic animated movies, legendary films & TV, a world class comic reader, & exclusive members only merchandise & playlists! An absolute must-get for all fans of comics & anything DC, this is the place to experience the universe. Not to worry, it works on desktop & all iOS/Android devices, as well as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV & Google Chromecast. How much access will fans have? All-access.

    DC Universe will be here soon & we can hardly wait to hang out with you all on their fan access portals. After all, we’ll be able to not only watch all our favorite DC comics, but also read them, shop the store, & directly connect with everyone else that’s interested. Whether the launch of a whole universe or the firing of a single rocket booster, the charging of hordes of undead or the arrival of an epic love, remember, The Hit House will have or create just the perfect track to compliment & complete your mission. So give us a ring, because for us, music is more than a note, a tone, or a tune, it’s a conveyance to other worlds & new adventures for us all.

  • GONE TO HELL… BRB

    The Hit House's newest nightmarish trailer music & commercial music album, "PURGATORY."

    Only PURGATORY Remains to Punish Sinners with Nightmarish Score & Terrifying Toolkit of Sound Design

    At The Hit House, there’s a special place in Purgatory for each one of us, but now you can join in the horror, with 11 all-new trailer & commercial music cues, covering the full spectrum of the horror genre, & a toolkit of sound design.

    Tori‘s Sin: Talking on speaker phone in line for coffee.
    Purgatory: Circle 2, Cantos 5 – with a phone perpetually searching for LTE. (JK JK it was Sally not Tori, of course millennials don’t SPEAK on their phones).

    Jesse‘s Sin: Tinder profile pic is from ten years ago.
    Purgatory: Circle 3, Cantos 14 – in a constant cycle of first dates in which gas kicks in right after apps.

    Scott‘s Sin: Is STILL being punished for his last life… and the one before that.
    Circle 4611 – mixing Funny Bone DCCCXLVII.

    Even so, our sins will never be worse than you not downloading PURGATORY immediately to use in your advertising campaigns.

    Steel yourself, then enjoy a Selection from our PURGATORY Album:

  • FEMALE COMPOSERS UNITE

    KCRW Presents "The Future is Female: A Concert Celebrating Female Composers" at The Wiltern Sept 4th produced by Tori Letzler.

    The Hit House sponsors KCRW’s “The Future is Female: A Concert Celebrating Female Composers”, Produced by Multi-Hyphenate Tori Letzler

    On September 4, 2018, KCRW will present their Annual The Future is Female Concert at the historic Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. Featuring the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, the event is produced by our very own composer, vocalist, performer, & producer Tori Letlzer. In association with Live Nation & The Alliance for Women Film Composers the talents of an all-star lineup, in addition to Tori, including: Germaine Franco, Tamar-kali, Ronit Kirchman, Cindy O’Connor, Heather Mcintosh, Mandy Hoffman, Emily Rice, Perrine Virgile-Piekarsk, Aska Matsumiya, Tangelene Bolton, & Jessie Weiss, will be showcased. The concert will feature the incredible contributions of women composers in film & TV, as well as the global music composition community at large.

    Though female composers have been in the ascendancy, thus far few film music concerts have featured the music work of women composers. Thus, The Future is Female Concert will shine a spotlight, at a national level on the wonderful works, created & performed by these ultra-talented ladies. Through 2017, only 3% of the top 250 grossing films employed female Composers. Unfortunately, according to a study by The Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film by Martha M. Lauzen, Ph.D. This represents no change from 2016. Additionally, women only accounted for 11% of Directors, 11% of Writers, 19% of Executive Producers, 25% of Producers, 16% of Editors, & 4% of Cinematographers. Clearly these stunning discrepancies in representation are long overdue for change, so bringing attention through musical performance helps to bring awareness to this problem.

    The Hit House is extremely proud of Tori’s hard work, musical talent, & dedication to raise up, not only her own profile & brand, but also that of her female peers. We are privileged to sponsor such a worthy & inspirational cause. Get your Tickets to support these talented & hard-working ladies now at www.Wiltern.com & until we see you at the concert on September 4, catch some of Tori’s work below.

    A Selection of Tori Letzler & Scott Lee Miller’s nightmarish score for trailer & commercial music, of 11 all-new cues from The Hit House’s PURGATORY album:

    Tori’s vocals here with composer Scott Lee Miller’s cover of “I Need A Hero,” (through 0:30) for Johnny English Strikes Again:

  • WHAT TO DO WITH WINNIE THE POOH

    Disney’s “Christopher Robin” Official Trailer with The Hit House’s Orchestral Remix.

    Christopher Robin has moved into the City & forgotten his childhood best friends, but now after Pooh gets Christopher’s help, they return the favor when he gets stuck. Disney chose to use The Hit House’s orchestral remix, by composer William August Hunt, of The Lighthouse & the Whaler’s “Follow the Sun,” at 1:32, to create a rousing orchestral chorus in support of Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, & Christopher Robin.

    Directed by Marc Foster, Disney’s fantasy comedy-drama, tells a tale of a depressed man, who once as a boy frolicked in the Hundred Acre Wood with his childhood crew of much beloved stuffed animals, Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) has now, lost his way, as an adult, in the stark world of corporate London. As true friends would, the ragtag band of stuffed animals come-to-life, venture out from the Wood & into the great City to help Christopher rediscover the joy in his life through the simple things. Inspired by A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, the film also stars Jimm Cummings (Winnie the Pooh), Brad Garrett (Eeyore), Toby Jones (Owl), Nick Mohammed (Piglet), Peter Capaldi (Rabbit), & Sophie Okonedo (Kanga).

    Just as magic returned to the life of Christopher Robin, The Hit House delivered, through music, the uplifting inspiration this trailer required. What to do, when you need the perfect track to give your trailer that boost when it’s stuck? Give us a ring & we’ll make sure you remember how to find the joy in your trailer, with the music that will let you play again. We’re here, waiting at The Hit House, to help you get where you’re going. Until then, we can’t wait to see Christopher Robin in theaters this August 3.

  • THRILLS & CHILLS AT BLACKWOOD MANOR

    The Hit House Composer William August Hunt & Sound Designer Chad J. Hughes Combined Forces to create Music & Sound Design for the Official “Down A Dark Hall” Trailer

    Lionsgate Premiere’s supernatural horror film Down a Dark Hall arrived with an official trailer filled with the requisite elements of music & sound design by The Hit House. For this trailer 6 time Emmy Nominated Sound Designer Chad J. Hughes & composer William August Hunt combined their skill sets to create the full compliment of auditory fear for Lionsgate Entertainment.

    In a place where no one survives & the hallways only get darker, Director Rodrigo Cortés brought to life a script by Chris Sparling & Michael Goldbach, adapted from the eponymous young adult novel by Lois Duncan (author of I Know What You Did Last Summer). When 5 troubled teenage girls are sequestered at the mysterious Blackwood Boarding School, they believe they’ve found a haven to flourish under the eccentric tutelage of Head Mistress Madame Duret (Uma Thurman). However the institution takes a turn for the sinister as they begin to discover horrific secrets at the heart of Blackwood Manor, that may mean the death of them all. Down A Dark Hall, also stars AnnaSophia Robb, Isabelle Fuhrman, Victoria Moroles, Noah Silver, Taylor Russell, & Rosie Day.

    Beware what doors you open to evil beings that may enter your house, but if you need the music & sound design to make their entrances auditorily creepy, The Hit House can definitely create something special for you… Except on August 17. That day we’re all booked, as we’ll gather our bravest friends & head to the theaters or order on demand (with all the lights on) Down A Dark Hall.

  • 19th Annual Golden Trailer Awards Nominations

    The 19th Annual Golden Trailer Awards with The Hit House's trailer music for 2 nominees

    The 19th Annual Golden Trailer Awards arrive with Nominations for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” & “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” to whose Campaigns The Hit House contributed!

    This May 31st, the 19th Annual Golden Trailer Awards will be held at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles & The Hit House was privileged to work on 2 campaigns which were nominated in the “Best Fantasy Adventure Category.”

    Congratulations are due to Walt Disney Studios & Disney’s In-House “The Hive” for their Golden Trailer Awards Nomination for Solo: A Star Wars Story, “Something.” Working with Disney on their Solo trailer was all the reward we needed, but now we’re happy they’re getting the accolades they truly deserve! You can hear our contribution to the campaign in this Solo: A Star Wars Story Official Trailer:

    Congratulations as well to Warner Bros. & Jax for their Golden Trailer Awards Nomination for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, “Expelliarmus.” We were already awarded with the pleasure of working with some of the industry’s most talented people, & now it’s the industry’s turn to award them! You can hear our contribution to the campaign in this Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Official Teaser Trailer:

    While of course we are beyond grateful to have have contributed to such fulfilling work with these 2 amazing teams, & we look forward to May 31 & the Golden Trailer Awards, we additionally cannot wait to actually see Solo: A Star Wars Story in theaters on May 25, & Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald in theaters on November 16!