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  • NO STUNTS, JUST SAG AWARD WINS

    The Hit House's trailer music in campaigns for SAG Award winning "Wonder Woman" & "Game of Thrones."

    “Wonder Woman” & “Game of Thrones” took the SAG Awards Wins for “Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble” in a Motion Picture & Series.

    The 24th Annual Screen Actor Guild Awards honored the stunt performers & coordinators from Wonder Woman & Game of Thrones when the results were announced January 21 from the 24th Annual SAG Awards red carpet by SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris & SAG Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams. Both nominee groups faced a strong field of competition in the categories of “Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture” & “Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series” respectively, but were able to overcome for the win.

    Warner Bros. Pictures’ Wonder Woman, starring, Gal Gadot, tells the story of Diana, princess of the Amazons as she trains to become an unconquerable warrior. Originally raised on a sheltered island paradise of warrior women, through a twist of fate she meets American pilot, played by Chris Pine, who reveals to her the terrible conflict of World War I that is tearing apart the world outside her cocoon of peaceful innocence. Diana becomes convinced that she can halt the war & thus she departs the only home she has ever known to battle alongside men in a war to end all wars. In the world of mortals through many trials & tribulations she unveils her full powers & discovers ultimate destiny. Set against aggressive scenes of battle & action from an Amazonian perspective to the trenches of Europe’s Great War, the stunt ensemble was able to showcase a breadth & depth of talent that clearly resonated with voting SAG members. Now available on Digital & Blu-Ray, the Wonder Woman campaign used The Hit House’s track “Incandescence,” from our “Kinetic Re:Action” album in one of its spots leading up to its release.

    HBO’s Game of Thrones has been a perennial favorite in the fantasy genre that has transcended to world wide mainstream acclaim since it first aired in April of 2011. Based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, HBO transformed the medieval fantasy epic into what has become “must see TV” for cable subscribers. Playing a deadly game of intrigue, murder, with a generous heaping of lasciviousness, the series shows how varied familial clans vie for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, & ultimately seek to sit atop the Iron Throne. Epic battle scenes & frenetic action sequences provided a perfect setting for Game of Thrones’ stunt ensemble to demonstrate their talents, which were ultimately rewarded by SAG voters. All 7 seasons are available to view via streaming for HBO subscribers. The Hit House, a huge GoT fan, was honored to contribute its track, “Propellant,” to Season 7’s Official Game of Thrones Trailer.

    Congratulations to all the nominees & winner of this year’s SAG Awards. Not only being a part of the industry from the music side, but also an ardent fan of all things Hollywood entertainment related, The Hit House was pleased to be able to contribute trailer music to so many incredible projects in 2017 (read more about other nominated works with our trailer music here). We look forward to a 2018 filled with many more exciting projects for film & television, so don’t be a stranger, don’t be shy, but reach out & let us know how we can enhance your next campaign with trailer or commercial music.

    The Hit House’s trailer music, “Propellant,” in this Official Trailer for Game of Thrones Season 7:

    The Hit House composer William August Hunt’s trailer music “Incandescence,” in this Wonder Woman spot:

  • 23RD CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS WINS

    Trailer music by The Hit House in campaigns for "Coco," "Blade Runner 2049," & "Wonder Woman," winners in 2018's Critic's Choice Awards

    The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards gave wins to “Wonder Woman,” “Blade Runner 2049,” & “Coco” in 2018!

    Hosted on January 11, by actor & activist Olivia Munn, in Santa Monica, the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) & Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced the 2018 winners of the Critics’ Choice Awards. Among the multitude of incredible nominees, Blade Runner 2049 won for Best Cinematography by Roger Deakins, Coco won for both “Best Animated Feature” & Best Song – “Remember Me,” & Wonder Woman won for “Best Action Movie.” The Hit House was privileged to contribute trailer music to each of these movies’ campaigns & is excited for their gaining the recognition & accolades they all deserve. Currently Wonder Woman is available on Digital 8/29 & Blu-ray™, Blade Runner 2049 is playing in select theaters, but also avialable on Digital now & Blu-ray™ on 1/16, & Coco is still in theaters everywhere.

    While these are the wins that Blade Runner 2049 received, it was also nominated for “Best Production Design” by Dennis Gassner & Alessandra Querzola, “Best Editing” by Joe Walker, “Best Costume Design” by Renee April, “Best Visual Effects,” “Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie,” & “Best Score” by Benjamin Wallfisch & Hans Zimmer. Wonder Woman was additionally nominated for “Best Costume Design” by Lindy Hemming, & “Best Visual Effects.” Other campaigns on which The Hit House contributed trailer music & which were nominated, included: Beauty and the Beast for “Best Production Design” by Sarah Greenwood & Katie Spencer, “Best Costume Design” by Jacqueline Durran, “Best Hair & Makeup,” “Best Song” as “Evermore,” HBO’s Game of Thrones Season 7, for “Best Drama Series,” “Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series” by Peter Dinklage, “Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series” by Emilia Clarke, Netflix’s Godless for “Best Limited Series,” “Best Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series” by Jeff Daniels, & “Best Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series” by Jack O’Connell, Thor: Ragnarok for “Best Visual Effects,” “Best Action Movie,” & “Best Actor in a Comedy” by Chris Hemsworth, & Marshall for “Best Song” in “Stand Up for Something.”

    Congratulations to all the incredible nominees & winners in all categories for 2018’s Critics’ Choice Awards. We look forward to seeing how the rest of the award season plays out, but are elated with all the success these varied campaigns have already achieved both on a business & artistic basis. Of course it was our absolute pleasure to work with all the teams on these projects & can’t wait for future amazing music campaigns with both them & you.

    Hear The Hit House’s track “Eustace” from our “Tales” album, in this Official U.S. Trailer for Coco:

    Hear The Hit House composer William August Hunt’s “Incandescence” feature in this Wonder Woman spot:

    Hear The Hit House composer William August Hunt’s “Payload,” from our “RE:ACTION RISE” album, for the Blade Runner 2049 campaign, here on SoundCloud:

  • BE LIKE PADDINGTON

    “Paddington 2” wraps the world in kindness & uses The Hit House’s trailer music as accompaniment.

    The live-action/CGI comedy film, Paddington 2, follows the 2014 world-wide hit Paddington & delivers even more joy to critics & moviegoers alike. Scoring an unprecedented 100% on RottenTomatoes.com’s critic’s “Tomatometer,” with 90% of audiences enjoying it as well. For a delightful children’s story that inspires adults as well, The Hit House was able to help craft the exuberance tone of the trailer with the song “Meleys” from our “TALES: Chapter II” trailer music album.

    Directed by Paul King & written by King & Simon Farnaby, Paddington 2 is based on the stories of Paddington Bear created by Michael Bond. Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures in the U.S. & opening January 12, the story follows Paddington (voiced by Ben Whishaw) as he is happily settled with the Brown family in London. Slowly he has become a popular member of the local community, spreading joy & marmalade wherever he goes. When his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday arrives, Paddington is determined to find the perfect present. Finding a one-of-a-kind pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, he diligently labors to earn the money to purchase it, however his plans are foiled when the book is stolen, & thus Paddington embarks on a mission to catch the thief & recover the gift. Also starring, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, & Hugh Grant, Paddington 2 is a tour de force in cinema that will warm the recesses of even the coldest of hearts.

    In a time when we can all use the chipper “can-do” spirit of Paddington, know that The Hit House is here for you & your campaign’s needs. Stay kind, stay polite, call us for your trailer music desires, & the world will be alright. Until then, watch Paddington 2 in theaters now.

  • COCO WINS AT GOLDEN GLOBES

    The 75th Annual Golden Globes awarded Disney Pixar’s “Coco” a win in 2018!

    Winning an 8th Golden Globe for Pixar, Disney Pixar’s Coco took home the Golden Globe for “Best Motion Picture – Animated” in January 7’s award ceremony. The multi-generational rousing tale shows the journey of aspiring musician Miguel, who when confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. Starring Gael García Bernal, Edward James Olmos, Anthony Gonzalez, & Benjamin Bratt, Coco opened in U.S. theaters on November 22.

    The Hit House was happy to contribute trailer music to the Coco campaign, with the track “Eustace,” from our “Tales” album, heard in this Official U.S. Trailer below.

  • DON’T FORCE IT

    "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" with The Hit House's work on music arrangements for the campaign.

    Hit House Studios Left in Rubble After Several Composers Swear Allegiance to the Dark Chord.

    After years of training, The Hit House was finally tasked by the rebellion to lend their skills to The Last Jedi campaign. Instantly, a rift began to form. Our wise sage, Scott Lee Miller, swore an oath to the Major chords long ago; bringing light and hope to the noble campaign. However… under the massive responsibility of scoring… his disciples soon strayed.

    “At first it was one A Minor coming from Master William Hunt’s studio,” Scott told us while standing amidst the debris, his speech struggled after the battle. “Play not with such dark tones, thought I.”

    One taste was all it took, as Hunt recruited Dan Diaz and the two traveled farther down the path away from light. For months the walls shook. TV spot after TV Spot went to air. One beautiful and grand, one gritty and unsettling. The sheer variance in tone uprooted the foundations of the once calm place of business.

    Then, on December 15th, 2017, the war ceased. With a beautiful cacophony layering a magnitude of varied pieces of advertising, the roof finally gave in. The three composers agreed to a temporary truce until Episode 9, and began to rebuild.

    Who won? Watch all The Hit House’s work on The Last Jedi and you decide.

  • 24TH ANNUAL SAG AWARDS NOMS

    “Game of Thrones” Season 7, “Wonder Woman,” “Godless,” & “Victoria & Abdul” Screen Actors Guilds Award nominees had The Hit House Trailer Music in their Campaigns.

    On December 13, the Screen Actor’s Guild announced their nominations for the 24th Annual SAG Awards. We were pleased to learn that 4 of the contenders used The Hit House’s trailer music in their campaigns. Warner Bros. Pictures’ Wonder Woman, was nominated for “Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture.” HBO’s Game of Thrones Season 7, was nominated in 3 categories, namely, “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series – Peter Dinklage,” “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series,” & “Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series.” Originally airing July 16, the highly anticipated Season 7 is still available to stream on HBO Now. Focus Features’ Victoria & Abdul was nominated for Judi Dench’s portrayal of Queen Victoria the category of, “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.” The biopic of an unlikely friendship between Queen Victoria & a young Indian clerk opened in the U.S. on September 22, & is still playing in select theaters. Netflix’s Godless, was nominated for Jeff Daniel’s performance in the category of, “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series.” Godless is now streaming live on Netflix.

    All the talented nominees, across all categories deserve a huge hand & acknowledgment of their hard work & dedication to their selected art form. However, on January 21, 2018, you know for whom The Hit House will be rooting to take home those wonderful SAG Awards! Keep in mind, when you’re searching for that perfect original song, reimagining, or cover for your campaign, The Hit House has you covered.

    Hear The Hit House’s original song, “Hunt You Down” by Scott Lee Miller & William August Hunt, featuring vocals by Ruby Friedman (0:29-1:48), in this Official U.S. Trailer for Netflix’s Godless:

    Hear The Hit House’s track, “Propellant,” in this Official Trailer for Game of Thrones Season 7:

    Hear The Hit House composer William August Hunt’s track “Incandescence,” from our “Kinetic Re:Action” album, in this Wonder Woman spot:

    Hear The Hit House’s music in this Official U.S. Trailer for Victoria & Abdul:

  • 75th Golden Globe Award Noms

    “Coco,” “Game of Thrones” Season 7, & “Victoria & Abdul” Golden Globe Awards nominees had The Hit House Trailer Music in their Campaigns.

    When the Hollywood Foreign Press Association released their nominations for the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 3 of the contenders used The Hit House’s trailer music in their campaigns. Disney/Pixar’s Coco was nominated in the categories of, “Best Motion Picture – Animated” & “Best Original Song – Motion Picture.” Released on November 22, & still currently in theaters, Coco has dominated the box office for 3 consecutive weekends & taken in over $280M. HBO’s Game of Thrones Season 7, was nominated for, “Best Television Series – Drama.” Originally airing July 16, the highly anticipated Season 7 is still available to stream on HBO Now. Focus Features’ Victoria & Abdul was nominated for Judi Dench’s portrayal of Queen Victoria the category of,”Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.” The biopic of an unlikely friendship between Queen Victoria & a young Indian clerk opened in the U.S. on September 22, & is still playing in select theaters.

    Congrats to all the incredible nominees, across all categories… But, come January 7, 2018, you know for whom The Hit House will be rooting to take home those wonderful Golden Globes! Until then, when your campaign needs that perfect original song, reimagining, or cover, The Hit House has your back!

    Hear The Hit House’s music in this Official U.S. Trailer for Coco:

    Hear The Hit House’s track, “Propellant,” in this Official Trailer for Game of Thrones Season 7:

    Hear The Hit House’s music in this Official U.S. Trailer for Victoria & Abdul:

  • THE JUNGLES AWAIT

    New adventures of “Jumanji” get wild with trailer music from The Hit House.

    Columbia Pictures created a second installment in the Jumanji film franchise with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which picks up 21 years from where the original film left off. Based off of the 1981 eponymous children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg, Jumani: Welcome to the Jungle opened on December 20, 2017 & has crushed box office records with $822M worldwide, making it the 9th highest-grossing film in 2017. Looking to add a certain “je ne sais quoi” spirit of adventure to this French TV spot, The Hit House’s track “Incandescence,” by William August Hunt, from our “KINETIC RE:ACTION” trailer music album, plays from 0:10-20.

    Directed by Jake Kasdan, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, tells the tale of 4 teenagers whose world is literally sucked inside-out as during detention at school they literally become trapped in the world of Jumanji. After finding an old video game console at their high school they unexpectedly discover themselves in the jungle setting of the video game with the bodies of avatars played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, & Karen Gillan. As they progress in the most dangerous adventure of their lives, they find themselves not so much playing the game, as the game playing them, with the stakes being a loss meaning they’ll be stuck in the game forever!

    Next time your campaign is in the tall grass, surrounded by predators & without a way out, look to The Hit House. We’ll light the beacon, sound the clarion call, deliver the music & make sure we all safely get out of the weeds & together make your trailer a winning one for everyone!

  • CHOOSE THE LIGHT

    Destiny is fulfilled with The Hit House’s work on the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” campaign.

    The epic saga continues on December 15, with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures & Lucasfilm Ltd’s release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Certain projects take on such a grand scale & their stories have played such a part of our collective lives, that when we have the ability to contribute our talents to them, it is a dream come true. The Star Wars franchise is the summit of these, & The Hit House team is honored & awed to contribute to this incredible story-telling universe.

    Directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars the late great Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, & Adam Driver as Kylo Renn. In this second film of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, Luke Skywalker guides Rey in her newly found powers as she struggles to control their previously unseen strength. While Rey is on her quest of mastery, the Resistance prepares to battle the First Order.

    If you’re trying to find us before December 15, or in the weeks thereafter, look no farther; we’ll be camped out in front of the movie theater waiting for the doors to open, & then in the theater watching Star Wars: The Last Jedi, on repeat.

  • WALK ALL OVER YOU

    Paramount Network’s new “WACO” miniseries trailer by Concept Arts used The Hit House’s reimagining of Nancy Sinatra’s music.

    Starting in 2018 Spike TV is rebranding itself as Paramount Network, & with it comes a mass of exciting new programming. One of the new offerings is a 6-part miniseries titled, WACO. Concept Arts created the Revelations trailer for it & chose The Hit House’s custom reimagining of Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Are Made for Walkin'” as the the ideal music. Composer William August Hunt had the privilege of recreating the music of this iconic piece, while Tori Letzler contributed her vocals from 0:37-2:00 in the trailer. As Slashfilm noted, “there’s actually a morbidly clever reasoning behind the use of the song [“These Boots Are Made For Walkin'”] here: during the standoff, the FBI blasted the Nancy Sinatra version of that song on repeat, day and night, in an attempt to drive Koresh out of the compound.”

    Directed by John Erick Dowdle & Dennie Gordon, WACO is based on the shocking true story of David Koresh, who in 1993 led his sect of Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas. After a UPS truck driver found grenades en route to the Branch Davidian compound, he alerted the authorities who in February 1993 executed a raid on the property. For 51 days the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms (ATF) was in a stalemate with leader David Koresh & his followers. Ultimately, the incident ended in tragedy after a failed FBI assault led to a fire that killed 76 people.

    The end times arrive on January 24 with WACO, only on the Paramount Network. But if you have a campaign before then, that needs original trailer music, or the perfect reimagining of a classic song… Call us, to make sure someone else isn’t gettin’ all our best.

    Hear the These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ reimagining by William August Hunt, with Tori Letzler’s vocals on SoundCloud: