Always is a virtual reality narrative film created for StubHub that celebrates the love of live experiences. 

The film follows the story of two friends as they rediscover what is most important to them, against the backdrop of vivid live events. Creator Hal Kirkland set out to create environments and visions that hadn't been experienced before in this medium and used camera moves that are usually avoided. When you're making a narrative piece in this medium, the story is always fighting with the spectacle of the experience, especially if the environments are captivating. For this reason, Kirkland experimented with many transition techniques that helped guide the audience's focus while amplifying the magical realism that led them further down the rabbit hole. 




Hal Kirkland

Executive Producers
Patrick Milling-Smith, Brian Carmody, Samantha Storr, Fredrik Frizell

Creative Executive Director
Edu Pou

Executive Technical Director
Justin Denton

Karen Rohlbacher

VR Camera Technician
Kate Wurzbacher

Director of Photography
Mauro Fiore

Hal Kirkland's Reel