Just in time for your binge sessions this week, S2 of the Santa Clauses on Disney+ has arrived, with original score once again by Heavy Duty’s co-founder, Ariel Rechtshaid. And since you’ve made it to the ‘nice’ list, a gift for you: a just-released, charming cast recording – and holiday classic in the making – the cheeky parody: “Dancing With My Elf” also produced by Ariel.
A massive congratulations to Heavy Duty Projects’ Creative Director, DANIEL NIGRO, whose production brilliance garnered FIVE 2024 GRAMMY nominations for: PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, ALBUM OF THE YEAR, SONG OF THE YEAR, RECORD OF THE YEAR & BEST ROCK SONG, encompassing his work with Olivia Rodrigo, Caroline Polachek, Chappell Roan and Dermot Kennedy. Get to know Dan’s work as a songwriter and producer.
The Muppets Mayhem (our favorite puppet band of all time!) have been nominated for 6 Children’s and Family Emmy’s! We love to see the many talented artists honored for bringing The Mayhem, literally, to life. Heavy Duty landed two songs on the series soundtrack. Working with Dr. Teeth, Janice and the rest of the gang was a dream come true, to say the least!
Traveling home with a SILVER from this year’s LIA awards are Expedia and Anomaly London. The 2023 Glimpses Campaign has been honored in the Best Cinematography category, with original music by Heavy Duty throughout. And yes, we’re still dreaming of that perfect holiday…
#1 on AdAge’s Top 5 Creative Campaigns You Need to Know About Right Now. Jump straight into cozy szn with Esty + Orchard, music + sound by Heavy Duty. “One campaign, though, didn’t just make our Top 5 this week—it was our favorite campaign of them all.“
You could say we love to customize on-camera vocals as much as Etsy loves to customize gifts. Orchard called on us to reinvent this timeless earworm as part of their first campaign for the retail giant. Lip lock and talent selection was creative priority, as was getting a natural performance from singers. Mission made possible by our Executive Creative Producer Zach Pollakoff and Lead Composer Sean Fitzgerald, arranging, vocal record, casting, final mix and sound design by Heavy Duty Projects. Directed by Steve Rogers at Biscuit Filmworks .
You can count on our trailer music division to bring thrills AND drama. As Clio Entertainment has narrowed its selections for the best trailer work of the year, we’re excited to share that our musical contributions have made it to some shortlists! Extending a big THANK YOU to FX, Inside Job and The Clio Awards for the recognition: M3GAN in the Thriller/Horror category and Fleishman is in Trouble for the Dramatic category. We’ll see you at The Dolby Theater on Nov 9th.