The Hit House Writes and Produces Original Music for Wildly Popular "Superfan" Netflix TV Spot Starring Ricky Gervais

Top music production company The Hit House wrote and produced the original music featured within a wildly popular new Netflix TV spot entitled “Superfan,” starring Ricky Gervais.
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Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 3, 2014-Top music production company The Hit House wrote and produced the original music featured within a wildly popular new Netflix TV spot entitled "Superfan," starring Ricky Gervais. The new spot made its debut during last week's Emmy Awards telecast.  Sally House, Executive Producer at The Hit House, made the announcement. 

To view "Superfan," please see: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLtQuBez_qBaQkxZLwmFWvvbWMMSLPFR60&v=...

Written by Hit House composer Scott Miller, the music track used within "Superfan," entitled "Polly Esther," comes from The Hit House's Funny Bone Comedy Collection. Sally House said, "Before funnyman Ricky Gervais could make his cameos within the groundbreaking Netflix series 'House of Cards,' 'Orange Is The New Black' and 'Lilyhammer,' he and Netflix turned to Ignition Creative for the hilarious production, and Ignition Creative's music department called The Hit House for our track 'Polly Esther.' If you didn't catch the 'Superfan' spot during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, check out the link on YouTube. It's really funny! As Ricky says during the spot, 'Maybe I'm better off just watching.'" 

In the spot, Gervais (himself a star of the Netflix original series "Derek,") makes unexpected guest appearances as though he were a character on such Netflix shows as "Orange Is the New Black," "House of Cards" and "Lilyhammer." "You know when you're watching your favorite Netflix show," Gervais says to the viewer, "and after five straight episodes, you want to be in it?"

Adds Composer Scott Miller, ""I love to see comedy when the storyline starts off in politics and ends up in the prison system. We are so proud we were able to help emphasize the comedic impact of this spot. We kept a smile on our faces the whole time!"

Holly Hung, Patrick Buchanan and Ian Shein of Ignition Creative, Music Supervisors for the "Superfan" spot, said, "When it comes to music, you know who you need to go to without hesitation. We heard the general idea of the Netflix spot, and we knew that the Hit House team would knock it out of the park. Not only are they experts in comedy (as well as in a variety of other genres,) but they were willing to make tweaks, create re-writes, and tend to our challenging, ever changing needs -- all so the spot would turn out just as we had imagined." 

CREDITS FOR "SUPERFAN":

Client: Netflix

Brand Marketing Director, North America: Gene Willis

Creative Director, Global Marketing: Trent Good

Brand Marketing Manager, North America: Blair Josephs

Senior Producer: Julie Rousseau

Agency: Ignition Creative

Executive Creative Director: Goktug Sarioz

Senior Creative Producer: Spencer Kaplan

Senior Agency Producer: Kristine Ling

Copywriter: Rose Chirillo

Production Company: Smuggler

Director: Randy Krallman

Founding Partners: Brian Carmody, Patrick Milling Smith

Executive Producer: Shannon Jones

Director of Photography: Bryan Newman

Line Producer: Cory Berg

Postproduction: Ignition Creative

Editor: Reina Holtzman

Producer: Dillon Tucker

Music: The Hit House, Scott Miller, Composer 

Visual Effects, Finishing: Method Studios

Artist: Wensen Ho

Producer: Colin Clarry

Audio Post: Play Studios

Mixer: John Bolen

About The Hit House:

The Hit House is a premier custom music and sound design company in Los Angeles that specializes in trailer and commercial music. Their recent work has been used in national and global television campaigns for clients such as Target, Lexus, Jell-O, Porsche, and The Ritz Carlton, and in motion picture campaigns for films including "Godzilla," "Frozen," "Monuments Men," "Million Dollar Arm," "Thor: The Dark World," "Despicable Me 2," "Anchorman 2," "Iron Man 3," "Turbo" and "Bully," among others. Hear more at www.thehithouse.com

And please visit the company's social media sites:

https://www.facebook.com/thehithousemusic

https://twitter.com/HitHouseMusic

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheHitHouseMusic

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