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  • IT TAKES A TEAM TO RIDE SOLO

    The world is made up of two sides: Casual Star Wars fans, & well, those of us at The Hit House.

    There are also two edges of the cool guy spectrum: on one side you have Mark Zuckerberg & on the other (Far, Far Away) is Han Solo. Extremely close to the man who may or may not have shot first, are The Hit House composers William August Hunt & Scott Lee Miller. It doesn’t take a scruffy-looking nerf herder to see how this expert crew went Solo together creating a trailer score worthy of competing in the Kessel Run.

    Directed by Ron Howard, Lucasfilm Ltd. & Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures’ Solo: A Star Wars Story, tells an all-new tale of the Millenium Falcon & its beloved crew of Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich), future copilot Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), & their exploits with the universally infamous gambler Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). The film also stars Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, & Paul Bettany.

    So laugh it up, Fuzzball, & check out the trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story. We’ll see all you smugglers, Wookiees, & Jedis in theaters on May 25!

  • Music by Which to Avenge

    Destiny arrives with The Hit House’s contribution to “Avengers: Infinity War.”

    Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War is ramping up the marketing as its release date is the films April 27 release date looms near. Thus, The Hit House was honored to have composer William August Hunt reimagine the Avengers Theme, along with singer Tori Letzler contributing vocals to this “Out of Time” TV spot.

    Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo, Avengers: Infinity War continues the epic saga only 2 years after the Avengers almost destroyed each other during the storyline of Captain America: Civil War. At this point Thanos arrives on Earth to collect the Infinity Stones for an all-powerful gauntlet that would allow him to bend reality to his twisted will. With half the universe at stake, the Guardians of the Galaxy team up with The Avengers to stop his evil forces before their plan can end all of existence. Avengers: Infinity War stars a multitude of A-List actors, including Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk), Chris Evans (Steve Rogers), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Benedict Cumberbatch (Stephen Strange), Don Cheadle (James “Rhodey” Rhodes/War Machine), Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch), Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Falcon), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/White Wolf), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong (Wong), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Vin Diesel (Groot), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Benicio del Toro (Taneleer Tivan/The Collector), Josh Brolin (Thanos), & Chris Pratt (Peter Quill/Star-Lord).

    A sure box-office success in the making, Avengers: Infinity War tickets are now available for April 27: www.fandango.com/infinitywar The Hit House will be booked that weekend as we’ll definitely watch this epic more than once, twice, or even thrice. That said, until then, if you have a trailer that needs music or sound design, commercial that needs scoring, or video game debuting in need of some custom melodies… You know where to find us for the easy solution to all your universe’s music needs!

  • Fantastic Beasts Return

    The Hit House was privileged to contribute to “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” Official Teaser Trailer.

    Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald arrives November 16 & the first official teaser trailer just dropped. As the 2nd of 5 new adventures in the Wizarding World, the J.K. Rowling written screenplay arrives the eternal question, “Will you stand against darkness?” The Hit House already chose a side when we contributed to this new trailer.

    Directed by David Yates & beginning where the first movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, concluded, the evil dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp), escapes from the MACUSA (Magical Congress of the USA) & works on his diabolical agenda of training pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings. Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) is convinced by his former teacher, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law), to foil the evil plot & a set of adventures ensues that test both love & loyalty among the family & friends of a wizarding world that is roiled in internal conflict. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them also stars Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, & Ezra Miller. The cast additionally includes, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, & Poppy Corby-Tech.

    Join Newt Scamander on November 16 as he returns in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The Hit House already has joined the good fight & you know we’ll be there 11.16, to see it through to the bitter end… Where good hopefully triumphs over the forces that seek to suppress our light!

  • TRUTH BELOW THE OCEAN

    The Hit House’s Trailerization of “Atlantis” by Donovan features in the Official “Chappaquiddick” Trailer.

    Seismic Productions created the trailer for Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures’ Chappaquiddick movie. They needed a trailerization of Donovan’s Atlantis & so The Hit House composer Scott Lee Miller worked his magic.

    Directed by John Curran, Chappaquiddick, tells the tragic tale at the intersection of dynastic wealth, political power, & dark secrets. When 28-year-old campaign aide Mary Jo Kopechne (Kate Mara) drowns while riding as a passenger of then 37-year-old Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy (Jason Clarke) a series of scandals & alleged coverups ensue. Kennedy only reported the fatal accident to police the following morning, instead of directly after the incident occurred, & thus people began asking questions. The film also stars Bruce Tern (as Joe Kennedy), Ed Helms, Jim Gaffigan, Clancy Brown, & Olivia Thirlby.

    When your next campaign needs a trailerization or custom music to delve to the heart of your message, reach out to The Hit House, for whether it be above or below the sea, rest assured, we will be there for you. Until then, we look forward to watching Chappaquiddick when it arrives in theaters on April 6.

  • DEFY IMAGINATION & TIME

    Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time” delivers a sneak peek with The Hit House’s trailer music.

    For a special sneak peek of A Wrinkle in Time, Disney chose The Hit House composer Dan Diaz’s song “Danburite,” with vocals by Tori Letzler, from our Spheres: Resonance album to underscore the epic sci-fi adventure film. In a remake, based on author Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic novel from 1962, Disney brings back a story of supernatural battle against interplanetary evil.

    Directed by Ava DuVernay A Wrinkle in Time underscores the power of love & light over evil & darkness as Meg (Storm Reid), searches across time & space for her astrophysicist father, Alex Murry (Chris Pine). With the help of her genius younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), school friend Calvin O’Keefe (Levi Miller), & 3 astral travelers, Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon) & Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling) her quest takes her to a distant planet in the grip of a universe-spanning evil. Through Meg’s journey she discovers the strength inside herself, by accessing her individuality, to overcome fear & triumph over her oppressors.

    Next time your campaign starts as dark & stormy, desperately seeking the sunlight of the ideal trailer music, we’ll be there for your journey. Whether you turn your adventure deeper into the darkness, or want to sail into the blissful warmth of a calm sea, The Hit House will be there with the right music for your campaigns’ travels. Until then, do yourself a favor & remember which way the compass of righteousness spins by catching A Wrinkle in Time, in theaters now.

    Hear The Hit House composer Dan Diaz’s track Danburite with vocals by Tori Letzler, on SoundCloud:

  • 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.