A (DC) Universe of Everything, Launches With Our Music
What better way to start something epic than with some killer graphics & revved up music? Well, DC Universe thought the same & thus The Hit House was privileged to contribute music to this official launch trailer.
Arriving in the Fall of 2018, DC Universe is a comprehensive first-of-its-kind digital experience designed specifically for DC fans. Offering exclusive original series including DC Titans, DC Young Justice Outsiders, DC Doom Patrol, DC Harley Quinn, & DC Swamp Thing, it also includes epic animated movies, legendary films & TV, a world class comic reader, & exclusive members only merchandise & playlists! An absolute must-get for all fans of comics & anything DC, this is the place to experience the universe. Not to worry, it works on desktop & all iOS/Android devices, as well as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV & Google Chromecast. How much access will fans have? All-access.
DC Universe will be here soon & we can hardly wait to hang out with you all on their fan access portals. After all, we’ll be able to not only watch all our favorite DC comics, but also read them, shop the store, & directly connect with everyone else that’s interested. Whether the launch of a whole universe or the firing of a single rocket booster, the charging of hordes of undead or the arrival of an epic love, remember, The Hit House will have or create just the perfect track to compliment & complete your mission. So give us a ring, because for us, music is more than a note, a tone, or a tune, it’s a conveyance to other worlds & new adventures for us all.
Only PURGATORY Remains to Punish Sinners with Nightmarish Score & Terrifying Toolkit of Sound Design
At The Hit House, there’s a special place in Purgatory for each one of us, but now you can join in the horror, with 11 all-new trailer & commercial music cues, covering the full spectrum of the horror genre, & a toolkit of sound design.
Tori‘s Sin: Talking on speaker phone in line for coffee.
Purgatory: Circle 2, Cantos 5 – with a phone perpetually searching for LTE. (JK JK it was Sally not Tori, of course millennials don’t SPEAK on their phones).
Jesse‘s Sin: Tinder profile pic is from ten years ago.
Purgatory: Circle 3, Cantos 14 – in a constant cycle of first dates in which gas kicks in right after apps.
Scott‘s Sin: Is STILL being punished for his last life… and the one before that.
Circle 4611 – mixing Funny Bone DCCCXLVII.
Even so, our sins will never be worse than you not downloading PURGATORY immediately to use in your advertising campaigns.
Steel yourself, then enjoy a Selection from our PURGATORY Album:
The Hit House sponsors KCRW’s “The Future is Female: A Concert Celebrating Female Composers”, Produced by Multi-Hyphenate Tori Letzler
On September 4, 2018, KCRW will present their Annual The Future is Female Concert at the historic Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. Featuring the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, the event is produced by our very own composer, vocalist, performer, & producer Tori Letlzer. In association with Live Nation & The Alliance for Women Film Composers the talents of an all-star lineup, in addition to Tori, including: Germaine Franco, Tamar-kali, Ronit Kirchman, Cindy O’Connor, Heather Mcintosh, Mandy Hoffman, Emily Rice, Perrine Virgile-Piekarsk, Aska Matsumiya, Tangelene Bolton, & Jessie Weiss, will be showcased. The concert will feature the incredible contributions of women composers in film & TV, as well as the global music composition community at large.
Though female composers have been in the ascendancy, thus far few film music concerts have featured the music work of women composers. Thus, The Future is Female Concert will shine a spotlight, at a national level on the wonderful works, created & performed by these ultra-talented ladies. Through 2017, only 3% of the top 250 grossing films employed female Composers. Unfortunately, according to a study by The Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film by Martha M. Lauzen, Ph.D. This represents no change from 2016. Additionally, women only accounted for 11% of Directors, 11% of Writers, 19% of Executive Producers, 25% of Producers, 16% of Editors, & 4% of Cinematographers. Clearly these stunning discrepancies in representation are long overdue for change, so bringing attention through musical performance helps to bring awareness to this problem.
The Hit House is extremely proud of Tori’s hard work, musical talent, & dedication to raise up, not only her own profile & brand, but also that of her female peers. We are privileged to sponsor such a worthy & inspirational cause. Get your Tickets to support these talented & hard-working ladies now at www.Wiltern.com & until we see you at the concert on September 4, catch some of Tori’s work below.
A Selection of Tori Letzler & Scott Lee Miller’s nightmarish score for trailer & commercial music, of 11 all-new cues from The Hit House’s PURGATORY album:
Tori’s vocals here with composer Scott Lee Miller’s cover of “I Need A Hero,” (through 0:30) for Johnny English Strikes Again:
Disney’s “Christopher Robin” Official Trailer with The Hit House’s Orchestral Remix.
Christopher Robin has moved into the City & forgotten his childhood best friends, but now after Pooh gets Christopher’s help, they return the favor when he gets stuck. Disney chose to use The Hit House’s orchestral remix, by composer William August Hunt, of The Lighthouse & the Whaler’s “Follow the Sun,” at 1:32, to create a rousing orchestral chorus in support of Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, & Christopher Robin.
Directed by Marc Foster, Disney’s fantasy comedy-drama, tells a tale of a depressed man, who once as a boy frolicked in the Hundred Acre Wood with his childhood crew of much beloved stuffed animals, Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) has now, lost his way, as an adult, in the stark world of corporate London. As true friends would, the ragtag band of stuffed animals come-to-life, venture out from the Wood & into the great City to help Christopher rediscover the joy in his life through the simple things. Inspired by A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, the film also stars Jimm Cummings (Winnie the Pooh), Brad Garrett (Eeyore), Toby Jones (Owl), Nick Mohammed (Piglet), Peter Capaldi (Rabbit), & Sophie Okonedo (Kanga).
Just as magic returned to the life of Christopher Robin, The Hit House delivered, through music, the uplifting inspiration this trailer required. What to do, when you need the perfect track to give your trailer that boost when it’s stuck? Give us a ring & we’ll make sure you remember how to find the joy in your trailer, with the music that will let you play again. We’re here, waiting at The Hit House, to help you get where you’re going. Until then, we can’t wait to see Christopher Robin in theaters this August 3.
The Hit House Composer William August Hunt & Sound Designer Chad J. Hughes Combined Forces to create Music & Sound Design for the Official “Down A Dark Hall” Trailer
Lionsgate Premiere’s supernatural horror film Down a Dark Hall arrived with an official trailer filled with the requisite elements of music & sound design by The Hit House. For this trailer 6 time Emmy Nominated Sound Designer Chad J. Hughes & composer William August Hunt combined their skill sets to create the full compliment of auditory fear for Lionsgate Entertainment.
In a place where no one survives & the hallways only get darker, Director Rodrigo Cortés brought to life a script by Chris Sparling & Michael Goldbach, adapted from the eponymous young adult novel by Lois Duncan (author of I Know What You Did Last Summer). When 5 troubled teenage girls are sequestered at the mysterious Blackwood Boarding School, they believe they’ve found a haven to flourish under the eccentric tutelage of Head Mistress Madame Duret (Uma Thurman). However the institution takes a turn for the sinister as they begin to discover horrific secrets at the heart of Blackwood Manor, that may mean the death of them all. Down A Dark Hall, also stars AnnaSophia Robb, Isabelle Fuhrman, Victoria Moroles, Noah Silver, Taylor Russell, & Rosie Day.
Beware what doors you open to evil beings that may enter your house, but if you need the music & sound design to make their entrances auditorily creepy, The Hit House can definitely create something special for you… Except on August 17. That day we’re all booked, as we’ll gather our bravest friends & head to the theaters or order on demand (with all the lights on) Down A Dark Hall.
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!