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.
War, Spies, the Fate of 2 Nations, & The Hit House’s Trailer Music for Netflix.
In a profession where betrayal can lie around any corner, one man chose to try to save both his country & that of their avowed enemies. When Netflix needed the music to build the tension in this existential thriller based on a true story, they chose The Hit House‘s music to build the thrill.
The Angel, directed by Ariel Vromen, is an adaptation of, The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel, a non-fiction book written by Uri Bar-Joseph. As Egypt & Israel edge toward war, Egyptian President Nasser’s son-in-law, Ashraf Marwan becomes one of the Mossad’s prized spies. As the special advisor to Anwar Sadat, he stands in a unique position to effect the fate of both countries. Starring Marwan Kenzari, Hannah Ware, & Toby Kebbell this British spy thriller is all the more real, as its basis lies in reality.
The Angel, streams only on Netflix, September 14. Until then, watch the trailer & know that when you need to turn up the tension on your next trailer music campaign, The Hit House has the music for you.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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!