Escape the Ordinary with System Era Softwork’s “Astroneer” Launch.
When System Era Softworks wanted to release the 1.0 version of their game Astroneer, they needed something special. Just showing the stunning visuals of the incredible game would not have had as much of an impact as the addition of music could provide. So in order to tell the tale of the true beauty & majesty of this exploration-focused adventure, they had The Hit House create the accompanying music. Composer William August Hunt watched the trailer, heard their vision, flexed his composing muscles & created the custom music to enhance the release trailer’s story.
Astroneer is developed for PC & Xbox Play Anywhere, by a team of veteran developers in Seattle, WA. As their first title, they were passionate about making a splash in a big way by creating something extraordinary to enable both the young & older to discover the wonders of space & uplift the wonder & reverence of human space exploration in our beautiful universe. Version 1.0 gives players 7 brand new planets to explore & terraform, while facing challenges like dangerous flora, treacherous terrain & immense, mysterious structures.
The Hit House was thrilled to have the opportunity to create the audio for this mesmerizing game & trailer. Delving into the depths of our creativity helped to push the boundaries of where we could allow the music to soar, while simultaneously giving viewers a small taste of the universe in which they can now actually actively participate. Play Astroneer now, because nothing brings happiness like exploration & creation: https://astroneer.space
Hear The Hit House Composer William August Hunt’s “The Stars Are Calling” here on SoundCloud:
Disney’s “Dumbo” TV Spot with The Hit House composer Dan Diaz’s “Haku.”
When the powerful vision of Disney meets the creative genius of Tim Burton, & the classic tale of Dumbo, something magical happens. To underscore the pure joy & sensational energy of this project, The Hit House composer Dan Diaz’s song Haku, from our TALES Album appears in this TV Spot.
With a screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Director Tim Burton transforms Disney’s 1941 tale into an inspired 2019 live-action fantasy adventure remake. When a young circus elephant’s oversized ears only earn him cruelty & mocking from others, he discovers, with the help of some young friends that his enormous ears actually allow him to miraculously fly. Giving hope to all those who feel taunted or alone in something that makes them seemingly different, the tale of Dumbo shows that we are actually all united in our yearning to be extraordinary. Our perceived weaknesses, with encouragement of supportive friends, can be become rare talents. Starring Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, & Alan Arkin, this film promises to leave us all filled with hope in our collective ability to raise up even the most downtrodden.
While we may never have been as mercilessly mocked as this eponymous young elephant, it is our pleasure to give flight, through music, to his soaring talents. Next time your trailer or commercial needs to build up the beauty of a lowly heroine or hero who emerges to shine bright, let us know & we’ll have or create the perfect music for you. As a tale that truly gives hope to all & allows us to rediscover our own humanity through the inspiration of Dumbo’s plight, March 29, can’t come soon enough, when Dumbo soars into theaters.
The Hit House’s Trailer Music brings the Action in “Bumblebee” TV Spot.
When the Decepticons invade our planet, the Transformers respond, & when action music is needed for a spot, The Hit House will respond to your needs with just the right music. Enjoy our contribution to this Paramount Pictures’ Bumblebee spot.
Directed by Travis Knight, Bumblebee stars Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, & Pamela Adlon, this 6th installment of the Transformers film series, tells the tale of Bumblebee’s origins. Set in 1987, Bumblebee is being hunted by Decepticons & ends up hiding in the junkyard of a small California town. Charlie, played by Hailee Steinfeld, is about to turn 18 & finds the desperate Bumblebee in the form of a junked yellow Volkswagen beetle. She learns more about her place in the world as she seeks to help the desperate Bumblebee survive. Simultaneously an elite government organization is misled by Decepticons & attempts to capture the perceived evil of Bumblebee as Charlie seeks to correct their misconceptions & save the world from both the Decepticons & the confused U.S. Sector 7 Agency.
More than meets the eye, because we must also appease the ears, The Hit House will be your number 1 ally in creating the ideal music for your trailer. Raise the bar & save the world with your next campaign, but first get some inspiration & see Bumblebee, now playing in theaters. Afterwards, give us a call to see how we can help slay your personal Decepticons!
After the firestorm in 1946 Germany, nothing is how it’s supposed to be…
Fox Searchlight brings a stirring tale of enmity & grief turned to passion & betrayal in the upcoming film The Aftermath. To help build the anticipation & sensory emotion in this trailer, The Hit House contributed music from our SPHERES: LUCID album.
Directed by James Kent, The Aftermath features Keira Knightley as Rachael Morgan, the wife British Colonel Lewis Morgan, played by Jason Clarke, who is in charge of rebuilding the ruins of Hamburg in 1946 post World War II Germany. As they live in a mansion requisitioned by the British government, they allow the former owner Stefan Lubert (Alexander Skarsgård) & his troubled daughter to remain with them. In the chaos of a country destroyed by war Stefan & Rachael find solace in an illicit affair that is buffeted by more than just marital betrayal, but also a political atmosphere of distrust tinged by the hatred for enemies past. Passion & bitterness, longing for the past & hope for the future, grapple in a setting fraught with fear & expectations of loyalty in this intense historical drama.
Setting a tone of beauty and resilience, amorous intents & brooding tension, The Hit House brought music to this trailer that enhances an already alluring tale of complex & warring human emotions. When you need change, tension, & dark modern drama punctuated by a sweeping score, look no further, we are here for you & will bring just the right note to perfect your trailer. The Aftermath arrives with all its gripping tension on April 26, 2019.
The thrills & chills of an ancient curse’s trailer, amplified with The Hit House’s vocals & music by Tori Letzler.
Warner Bros. & New Line Cinema set the tone for Halloween with their new trailer for The Curse of La Llorona. A thrilling look into the darkness of a tormented, demented, & raging soul, the trailer needed to convey the ideal tension between fear, horror, & a wistful longing to ease the pain of the past. So The Hit House’s Tori Letzler stepped up to deliver both vocals & custom music, based off the Mexican folk song La Llorona, for the teaser trailer.
Directed by Michael Chaves, The Curse of La Llorona tells the tale of the weeping woman, an evil apparition not of our world or the next, but cursed to forever wander the earth for the sins she committed when she was still mortal. Once a mother, in a fit of jealous rage, she drowned both of her children & then promptly threw herself into a roiling river as well. The grisly murder-suicide, borne from the anguish of lost love, has now cursed her to eternally skulk through the shadows of our world seeking out children to replace her own. Much time has passed & her desperation to replace her own lost loves has grown stronger. Now in 1970s Los Angeles, she is back to make her final atonement. Her targets become social worker Anna Garcia, played by Linda Cardellini, & her young children. As the supernatural realm of evil intersects with that of the living, only a disillusioned priest & his fringe mysticism may be the answer to ultimately vanquishing the looming horror. Also starring, Patricia Velasquez, Sean Patrick Thomas, & Raymond Cruz, The Curse of La Llorona arrives in theaters on April 19.
When it comes to defeating evil spirits, definitely call your nearest psychic, medium, or exorcist, but… when it comes to building up the nail-biting tension, ghastly horror, & sheer terror through music, vocals, & sound design, then definitely make The Hit House your first call. We’ll be toiling in our studio, making trailers more & more horrific (unless you hit the “mute” button, that’s our kryptonite), until The Curse of La Llorona arrives next April. At that time, we’ll be in theaters, probably covering our eyes in fear… but never our ears.
Netflix shines a light on America’s Heroes.
The United States of America’s most prestigious award for valor is the Medal of Honor. It involves an action against an enemy force & is usually presented by the President of the United States of America in Congress’s name to a recipient. Netflix created a docu-drama series highlighting the true stories of heroism of 8 recipients, who left their mark on this world through their service & selfless actions. The Hit House composer William August Hunt was privileged to create music for Netflix’s trailer to highlight this moving series on ordinary people, put in extraordinary situations, who acted on a level above & beyond the normal call of duty.
Directed by James Moll & Executive Produced by Academy Award Winner Robert Zemeckis, Medal of Honor shines a spotlight on soldiers who made unfathomable sacrifices on behalf of their fellow citizens. The 8 part anthology series, currently streaming on Netflix, is told through a style of hybrid documentary & live-action footage. The stories range from World War II, to the Korean War, & Vietnam, & include the gallantry of: Edward Carter, Richard L. Etchberger, Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura, Vito Bertoldo, Sylvester Antolak, Ty M. Carter, Joseph Vittori, & Clint Romesha.
A series on what one recipient reflected succinctly upon, “Combat is not a great thing to be in, & it’s not a motivation to hate, by no means. It’s a motivation to love your brothers.” The Hit House’s music helped to underscore the momentous nature of the most extreme sacrifices these people made for each other & their country. Ultimately, their acts were done out of love, & earned in the hardest way possible. Watch their legacies in Medal of Honor, now streaming, only on Netflix.
Music from “SPHERES: RESONANCE” for a spot for another sphere.
Universal Pictures’ First Man required the perfect combination of intensity, emotional nuance, & epic heroism that The Hit House’s trailer music could convey for this TV Spot.
Directed by Damien Chazelle & starring Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, First Man delivers an epic visual biographical drama on the blood, sweat, & tears from all involved that went into humanity’s race to the moon. The gripping account shows the entire decade leading up to the successful Apollo 11 launch. As seen from Armstrong’s perspective, & based on James R. Hansen’s book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong the movie details the highs & lows felt by everyone one involved, including Armstrong’s family, his coworkers, & the entire United States, as everyone stood with rapt attention focused on one goal: landing humans on the moon.
An iconic true story First Man has been hailed as “The best movie of the year.” The Hit House is happy to lend the right amount of inspirational, tension-building, soaringly emotional, & heroic music to this spot which so vividly conveys the triumphs & travails on our collective paths to the moon.
Christmas must be enjoyed & it’s nothing without music…
Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms spot opens with The Hit House’s contribution to the holiday season.
Directed by Lasse Hallström & Joe Johnston, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King & Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker. Starring Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Misty Copeland, Helen Mirren, & Morgan Freeman, it presents the epic Christmas fairytale of a young girl who finds a Nutcracker doll in her family’s Christmas gifts & is magically whisked off to a world of gingerbread soldiers battling an army of mice.
Rated PG, Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, arrives to theaters November 2, & with it all the magic & splendor of a classic tale presented for our time. When next you need a magical tune to take your project to a place beyond, give us a call or drop us a line. For if we do not have the perfect piece ready for you, we’ll always have the ideal one crafted bespoke, at a moment’s notice.
Nothing like some music to get the Venom pumping.
Sony Pictures’ & Marvel Entertainment’s Venom, shoots into theaters soon, & with it the expectation of an incredible performance by its star Tom Hardy. To truly elevate the impending release, the raw power, & perceived evil brought to the screen The Hit House composer William August Hunt’s “Activation” track from our KINETIC RE:ACTION album was chosen. A modern action hybrid piece with uptempo guitar riffs, percussive elements, & building pulses with orchestral & heroic portions, the track lent just the right tone to the international trailer spot.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer, Venom tells the tale of journalist Eddie Brock who is picking up the pieces of his career, & is looking to do an exclusive exposé on the Life Foundation. In the midst of his investigation Eddie encounters an alien symbiote that melds with him, giving him superpowers, while simultaneously unleashing a sinister being within his own body. Also starring Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, & Reid Scott, this dark story unleashes a new franchise as a spin on horror films.
When demons are set to be unleashed, & you want to build the tension & drama, The Hit House has the trailer music for you. Packed with action, suspense, & rising tension, our music will definitely create a reaction for you from your audience. With Venom approaching, we can’t wait for its October 5 release. Until then, we’ll be here, for you, making music & ready to watch Tom Hardy as Venom on the big screen.
Hear The Hit House composer William August Hunt’s “Activation” here on SoundCloud:
Wanderer, your journey has been foretold in the ancient scrolls…
As a child, you will fight dragons with nothing but sticks. You will sail to the moon on rockets made of paper.
As your life cycle continues, you will sail to unknown lands on giant metal birds. You will climb mountains made up only of unclaimed dreams stacked thousands of feet high.
Your Life will be ever evolving… Playful & exciting, with “Youth & Spirit.” Terrifying & heart-wrenching, with “Empathy & Wisdom.” & Wonderful, with “Sorcery & Fire.”
To honor your vast span of adventure, The Hit House has crafted “TALES: CHAPTER III,” a fantastical new triple album, by 7 composers: Michael Vincent Rubino, Scott Lee Miller, Jeffrey Hepker, Tori Letzler, Dan Diaz, Jacob Jacobowitz, & William August Hunt. 24 music creations, from Light to Dark, Young to Mature, that span the Magic of the Imagination & the Magic of the World around us.