The 19th Annual Golden Trailer Awards arrive with Nominations for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” & “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” to whose Campaigns The Hit House contributed!
This May 31st, the 19th Annual Golden Trailer Awards will be held at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles & The Hit House was privileged to work on 2 campaigns which were nominated in the “Best Fantasy Adventure Category.”
Congratulations are due to Walt Disney Studios & Disney’s In-House “The Hive” for their Golden Trailer Awards Nomination for Solo: A Star Wars Story, “Something.” Working with Disney on their Solo trailer was all the reward we needed, but now we’re happy they’re getting the accolades they truly deserve! You can hear our contribution to the campaign in this Solo: A Star Wars Story Official Trailer:
Congratulations as well to Warner Bros. & Jax for their Golden Trailer Awards Nomination for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, “Expelliarmus.” We were already awarded with the pleasure of working with some of the industry’s most talented people, & now it’s the industry’s turn to award them! You can hear our contribution to the campaign in this Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Official Teaser Trailer:
While of course we are beyond grateful to have have contributed to such fulfilling work with these 2 amazing teams, & we look forward to May 31 & the Golden Trailer Awards, we additionally cannot wait to actually see Solo: A Star Wars Story in theaters on May 25, & Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald in theaters on November 16!
Lionsgate chooses The Hit House’s trailer music to enhance the action in its “Robin Hood” official teaser trailer.
Leonardo DiCaprio & Jennifer Davisson’s new production of Robin Hood targets U.S. theaters for November 21, but nothing is more important than building the marketing hype in the now. Therefore Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment chose to use The Hit House’s track, “Thermodynamic” by composer Scott Lee Miller, from our “KINETIC RE:ACTION” album, to build the tension, suspense, & action in its official teaser trailer (from 1:15-end). The spot highlights the breadth of the romance, suspense, chaos, & revolution that revolve around the characters of Robin Hood, Maid Marian, Little John, & the Sheriff of Nottingham in this new film.
Directed by Otto Bathurst, Robin Hood delivers a fresh take on the tale of Robin of Loxley aka Robin Hood (Taron Egerton) who along with his friend & Moorish commander Little John (Jamie Foxx), leads a courageous revolt against the insidious corruption of the English crown. The drama unfolds with thrilling action adventure, audacious fight choreography, & is threaded with a timeless & fiery romance between Robin Hood & Maid Marian (Eve Hewson). Also starring, Ben Mendelsohn as Sheriff of Nottingham, Tim Minchin as Friar Tuck, Jamie Dornan, Paul Anderson as Guy of Gisborne, Josh Herdman as Righteous, & Björn Bengtsson as Tydon.
Nothing gives more of a thrill than the rise of an underdog attempting to usurp the corrupt establishment, & thus The Hit House’s track “Thermodynamic” is happy to give energy to the coming revolution in Robin Hood. A tale of courage for both big & small, this fall, look for “The Hood,” as the all-star casts shoots into a theater near you.
Hear The Hit House composer Scott Lee Miller’s full track of “Thermodynamic,” here on SoundCloud:
The Hit House’s “Quantum” Brings Modern Action to “Hotel Artemis” Trailer
A secret hospital for criminals, definitely expects some action. So Global Road Entertainment chose The Hit House composer William August Hunt’s track “Quantum,” from our KINETIC RE:ACTION 2.0 to bring the action swagger to the Hotel Artemis’s official trailer, from 0:29-1:15.
Starring Jodie Foster as “The Nurse,” who makes the rules at the members only 22 year-old institution. Drew Pearce directs this high-octane thriller where on a busy Los Angeles night of mayhem & murder, one of the Hotel’s guests is there to assassinate another. The only problem is, the hospital has rules, which rely on trust, so if either is broken, no one is safe. Also starring Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Day, & Dave Bautista, the concentrated chaos of Hotel Artemis arrives in theaters on June 8.
Even if your warzone fits into a hospital, you’re going to need some serious action music to ramp up the hype. Whether between 4 walls & a roof, across historically fantastic battlefields, or the epic vastness of space, The Hit House will give you the tracks you need to get the reaction you want. Hybrid, sci-fi, rock, or modern orchestral, we’ve got you covered. Until then, we’ll be watching the beautiful anarchy that is Hotel Artemis.
Hear The Hit House composer William August Hunt’s full “Quantum” track, here on SoundCloud:
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
“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:
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: