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  • A Monster Calls & Our Dragons Respond

    What better fit for a movie about monsters than The Hit House’s music named after dragons?

    Acclaimed director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage & The Impossible) created the visually stunning drama, A Monster Calls, based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness (from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd). The often dark tale deals with 12-year-old Conor’s (Lewis MacDougall) attempt to deal with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) terminal illness & the relentless harrassent by the local school bully Harry (James Melville). One night, Conor finally encounters a massive, ancient tree monster (Liam Neeson) who comes to tell him stories. Their travels soon take the young man on a fairy-tale journey exploring the heights of courage & loss, faith & truth.

    The Hit House composers Dan Diaz & Martyn Corbet, respectively contributed their songs, “Haku,” from our TALES album at 0:45 to the above spot & “Smaug,” from our EPIC FUNNY BONE The Third: Orchestral Escapades album, at 0:40-1:32 to the below featurette.

    When the darkness calls & you need the guide of music, look to The Hit House to find the perfect musical monster to give your campaign that extra bite. Starring Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver, & Lewis MacDougall, see A Monster Calls on December 23 in a theater near you.

  • GOLF UNITES AMERICA

    HONMA Golf needed the perfect way to unite American values within their golf aesthetic, so a reimagined “America the Beautiful” fit perfectly!

    HONMA’s mission is to produce golf clubs that promote confidence and feel, which in turn will translate into more consistent play. All walks of life unite in their passion for Golf, whether American or Japanese, but how best to translate this truth into a visually stirring video? Enter The Hit House composer William Hunt who deftly reimagined “America the Beautiful,” as “America the Hopeful,” with vocals by Scotty Grand.

    Every HONMA product embodies principles placing quality first and foremost, so they of course asked The Hit House for that same caliber of music. HONMA clubs are designed so you will feel all the pleasure and excitement golf can inspire, as this spot clearly shows. Committed to meticulous, genuine craftsmanship of Japanese production, HONMA appreciated the same attention to detail in the music created by The Hit House composer William Hunt. For both HONMA and The Hit House, each product is an extension of our philosophies and of the craftsmen who transform their materials into finished products.

    HONMA Golf celebrates that which brings America together. Let the splendor of this spot engulf your passions, and keep The Hit House in mind, next time you need a bespoke piece of fastidiously crafted music.

  • DREAM WITH PLAYSTATION OF YOUR LAST GUARDIAN

    Petrol Advertising’s new trailer for Playstation’s “The Last Guardian” features The Hit House’s music & sound design.

    In the mystical lands known as Hollywood, there is a full-service marketing agency named Petrol Advertising, who needed music for their client Playstation’s new trailer for The Last Guardian. To vanquish the fears of boredom, the music production company ally, The Hit House, embarked on a treacherous journey of creating custom music to enthrall, entice, & encapsulate the essence of an audience’s hopes & dreams. Thus, after incredible feats of musical and marketing heroism, there was birthed the newest Playstation trailer for The Last Guardian. Forged from the depths of innovation the music stands in the song, “Dreams of Trico,” by composer William August Hunt with sound design by Chad J. Hughes.

    Join the adventure as an normal young boy traverses mysterious far away lands in a harrowing quest of bravery & loyalty with his enormous feathered friend, Trico. The duo must pick their way through a world of breathtaking ruins and dark powerful secrets. With Playstation’s advanced particle effects, meticulous character animation, & environments of vivid detail, The Last Guardian is an emotional journey centered on an unlikely friendship. In the face of unknown enemies, everything is on the line in the name of survival & trust.

    The Hit House made the journey with Petrol Advertising, & now you are welcomed to join as new adventures beckon! But before we travel there with you, pre-order for the December 6 arrival of The Last Guardian: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/the-last-guardian-ps4/

  • SPHERES: LUCID

    Emotions are like crystals: Not a single one is exactly the same.

    When communicating these sentiments in your campaign, a cookie-cutter piece of score will never do them justice. Spheres: Lucid delves deep into the prolific world of modern classical to create one-of-a-kind melodies your audience can cling to.

    You will find each of these 11 tracks to be a truly unique experience, conveying the full spectrum of emotions that your campaign requires.

    Above a selection of 4 pieces by composers Dan Diaz, William Hunt, Scott Miller, & Martyn Corbet.

    Be not jaded, but rather stand inspired and fill your ears with Spheres: Lucid, and a grateful heart will blissfully follow. Available now for licensing, impassioned pieces from The Hit House composers

  • VALERIAN… BECAUSE, THE BEATLES!

    Luc Besson’s singular scifi saga “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”, trailer features The Hit House’s music!

    Famed Director Luc Besson’s newest movie, Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets, dropped its official trailer. Create Advertising and Heather Kreamer needed iconic music to underscore the dreamlike wonder of Besson’s incredible action sequences in a surreal world of outer space fantasy. The Hit House’s composer Scott Miller responded with a reimagined music sequence to the lyrics of The Beatles’s haunting song, “Because.” Chad J. Hughes, contributed his sound design talents as well, by creating some of the elements used in the trailer.

    Based on the classic graphic novel series, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories. They are charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Valerian wants more than a professional relationship with his partner Laureline, and with romantic fervor he shamelessly chases after her. She however continuously denies his advances, due to his questionable romantic past and her traditional values. When their Commander (Clive Owen) issues a new directive, the odd couple set-off on a mission to the incredible intergalactic city of Alpha. A constantly growing metropolis, it is made up of seventeen million citizens who unite their talents, technology and resources for the benefit of all. However, all is not well though in this seeming paradise of progress, as dark forces are at work, placing all races in mortal peril.

    Besson’s vision as writer and director manifests itself in a trailer that teases the epic scale of his forthcoming pièce de résistance of his already monumental oeuvre. What better way to add the perfect music, than from the giant of another industry, namely The Beatles? Said Scott Miller on composing the piece, “To get to play around with the greatness of The Beatles’ track is most musician’s dream, so when this came along there was lots of excitement. As I say this I still haven’t seen the trailer so there is even more excitement brewing up in me right now!!!!” On his sound design contributions, Chad Hughes stated, “It’s an honor providing sound design for the Valerian trailer, and being part of such an epic and visually stunning film.”

    Valerian hits theaters next July 21. There is only one place The Hit House will be on that date, watching this enthralling journey to another world… After, of course, having put in a hard day’s work on trailer music for your next movie trailer. Right?

  • STRAIGHT? WHITE? MALE? 60? “DANA CARVEY”

    The Hit House’s newest album, “Funny Bone X” scores the LOLs in Dana Carvey’s new Netflix Comedy Special.

    After barely a week out, The Hit House’s newest comedic music album, “The Funny Bone Collection – Volume X: Double Digits, Single Brain Cell,” scored a placement in Netflix’s trailer for Dana Carvey’s new comedy special. Composed by Salme Dahlstrom, the piece “Toddrick Turing” plays throughout Carvey’s trailer for “Straight White Male, 60.”

    Out on Netflix on November 4, comedy legend Carvey unabashedly tackles topics ranging from the joys of aging and politics to millenials’ photos and religion. Additionally, as he showed in a host of appearances from Jimmy Fallon to Howard Stern and SNL, his knack for impressions of the famous and infamous of our time has not left his repertoire.

    Side-splitting hilarity is now available from Dana Carvey on Netflix. And of course, The Hit House, has his and your back for any comedic music you request.

  • EVEN THE MAGICAL J.K. ROWLING NEEDS MUSIC

    Before Harry Potter, there was another world of magic with Eddie Redmayne.

    The Hit House composers Scott Miller and William Hunt had just the right potion to ease the need for music in this Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, featurette. “Viserion” plays from 2:08-3:08 as the magical J.K. Rowling, Eddie Redmayne, and Colin Farrell explain the basis of the newest film based on Rowling’s 2001 novel.

    In 1926 New York, Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne, has just arrived. What was meant to be a short layover becomes a potential catastrophe as magical creatures are accidentally released, leading to chaos erupting between the No-Maj or Muggle world and that of the world of wizards and magic.

    How will normal civilians react when confronted with the startling reality that magic is real? Well, The Hit House already found out as it’s a magical thing to have one’s music accompany the great J.K. Rowling’s own words. Find out for yourself and find the beasts in theaters on November 18.

  • XBOX’S RPM TO MUSIC’S BPM

    Forza Motorsport 6 Turn 10 Summer Car Pack cranked up its torque with The Hit House’s song, “Radium.”

    When stunning cars piloted by legendary racers like, John Surtees’ Ferrari F-158 F1, A.J. Foyt’s Watson #1 Sheraton-Thompson Special Roadster, and Paul Newman’s Datsun #33 Bob Sharp Racing 280ZX Turbo came to XBox’s Forza Motorsports 6, The Hit House revved it to the redline with, “Radium.”

    Whether your love is classic race livery, speed, or size, watch these incredible machines push the limits as “Radium,” transports you to the cockpits from 0-0:58 in this spot.

    The cars of the Turn 10 Summer Car Pack are now available for your download and rubber burning driving pleasure. As always, The Hit House remains on standby for the call to prep a hot track to accelerate your journey.

  • CLIO KEY ART AWARDS FINALISTS

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    Once again the CLIO Key Art Awards are back and The Hit House is honored to have contributed our music composing, arranging, and producing skills for Finalists, ranging from theatrical trailers to commercial and video game spots. The CLIO Key Art Awards are given yearly for outstanding achievement in artwork and promotional materials across movies, TV, and gaming.

    This year our composers Scott Miller, William Hunt, and Dan Diaz were lucky enough to work on Finalist projects including: Suicide Squad, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Game of Thrones, Beauty and The Beast, Pete’s Dragon, Creed, and Angry Birds. Our clients included Buddha Jones, Aspect, Sony Playstation, HBO, TRANSIT, and The Refinery AV who created work for Warner Bros., Sony Interactive Entertainment, HBO, Walt Disney Pictures, and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

    Congratulations to all the nominees, our fellow composers, and music supervisors, on an excellent year of work. Honored to be among them. We are so grateful for the privilege of having worked on the following campaigns that have been judged worthy of being Finalists. See you at the 2016 CLIO Key Arts Award show on October 20, 2016 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Best of luck to all the talented Finalists.

    Pete’s Dragon – “North 60”

    Composers Scott Miller and William Hunt’s original music to fit the “Go North” vocals in this trailer.

    Finalist – TRANSIT for Walt Disney Pictures in Theatrical: Spot – Family/Animation

    Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

    Produced and arranged by Scott Miller, with strings by William Hunt and vocals by Ruby Friedman, our cover of The Pixies’ Where Is My Mind.

    Finalist – Sony Playstation in Games: Audio/Visual Technique – Spot 30 Seconds and Under

    Game of Thrones – “Series Spot”

    Composer Scott Miller’s “Arty Choke” from The Hit House’s comedic Album “Funny Bone Ate.”

    Finalist – HBO in Home Entertainment: Audio/Visual – Spot – 31 Seconds to 60 seconds

    Beauty and The Beast – “Portrait”

    Composer William Hunt’s reimagined trailer music.

    Finalist – Aspect for Walt Disney Pictures in Theatrical: Teaser – Family/Animation

    Creed – “Go For It”

    Composer Dan Diaz’s cue “The Left Hook” for this Creed spot.

    Finalist – The Refinery AV for Warner Bros. in Theatrical: Spot – Drama

    The Angry Birds Movie – Trailer

    Composer William Hunt’s “Plumed Pharaoh” (2:00-2:09), for Mighty Eagle’s entrance.

    Finalist – TRANSIT for Sony Pictures Entertainment in Theatrical: Trailer – Family/Animation

    Suicide Squad – “Rhapsody”

    Composer Scott Miller’s enhancements to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

    Finalist – Buddha Jones for Warner Bros. in Theatrical: Audio/Visual Technique
    Finalist – Aspect for Warner Bros. in Theatrical: Audio/Visual Technique – Music
    Finalist – Aspect for Warner Bros. in Theatrical: Audio/Visual Technique – Editing

  • A PIRATE’S DEATH FOR YE

    Because dead men tell no tales…

    Disney needed a fitting teaser to release their official trailer, so who better to create the looming hype than The Hit House? Composer and whistler-in-chief Scott Miller created a ominous, foreboding, yet tantalizing tune accompanied by a whistle that hinted at adventures to come.

    Debuting with Fear The Walking Dead on AMC, the Official Trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, premiered on October 2. This sequel tells a tale of Johnny Depp returning to the Pirates franchise as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow. Led by the death incarnate Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), a legion of undead ghost sailors escape from the Devil’s Triangle intent on killing every pirate at sea, especially the down-on-his-luck Jack Sparrow. The only hope of survival is with the legendary Trident of Poseidon, which he must find by forging a tenuous alliance with the brilliant and beautiful astronomer Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), as well as a headstrong young Royal Navy sailor Henry (Brenton Thwaites). As the captain of the decrepit and tiny ship the “Dying Gull,” Captain Jack must outwit and ultimately defeat his most deadly and formidable enemy yet.

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales drops anchor in the U.S. on May 26, 2017, but before then, let The Hit House tell your vibrant tales as we know best, with music.