REGARDING HAL

 

Hal Kirkland is an internationally awarded VR, Interactive and Traditional Director who searches for meaningful human stories amidst mind-bending technological feats. As a Director and Creative Director he’s worked with the world’s leading brands (Coca-Cola, Vice, Google, MTV), agencies (R/GA, W+K, BBH, 180), bands (OneRepublic, Led Zeppelin, Snoop Dogg), production companies (Here Be Dragons, Prettybird) and cultural institutions (Guggenheim NY, MoMA NY).

His most recent music video for OneRepublic’s song ‘Kids’, choreographed over 100 people in a single take, 4-minute, VR music video in Mexico City. His music video for Led Zeppelin invited fans to literally step behind the facade of their legendary Physical Graffiti album so they could explore 17 music videos that are playing simultaneously and in perfect sync with one another. His music video for indie band ‘Sour’ choreographed 80 fans from around the world via webcams to create a mesmerizing visual piece that became one of the most awarded music in the world and toured Museums of the Moving Image in New York, Sao Paulo and Melbourne.

As a Media Artist and Founder of Audio Tour Hack, he’s transformed entire exhibitions at some of the world's leading cultural institutions by creating alternative interactive audio tours (MoMA Unadulterated, Artobots Guggenheim).

His work has attracted over 60 international awards including: UK Music Video Awards, D&AD Pencils, Gold Clios, Cannes Gold lions, Gold One Show Pencils, Grand Prix in 10 festivals, 25 Best Music Video Awards to name a few. His work has been showcased on CNN, CBS, Rollingstone, New York Times, TechCrunch, Contagious, Creativity, PSFK and more. He’s shared his tales at such festivals as SXSW, Museum Next and Creative Week NYC.

He’s currently working with Here Be Dragons as both Director & Creative Director to help push the new frontier of VR even further. A medium he believes is the perfect merge between filmmaking, technology and experience.

 

AWARDS:

Best of Show- One Show Design - Broadcast
Gold Pencil - One Show Design
Gold Cube - Art Director's Club - Online Film
Bronze Cube- Art Director's Club - Online Film
Bronze Cube - Berlin Art Director's Club - TV / Online film
Titanium Finalist – Cannes
Titanium Finalist – Cannes
Gold - Cannes Lion - Digitally Led Integrated Campaign
Silver Cyber Lion - Cannes - Rich media banner
Gold Cyber Lion - Cannes - Interactive film
Silver Cyber Lion - Cannes - Rich media
Webby Award - People's Choice Award
Webby Award - Official Honoree – Music
Webby Award - Official Honoree – Celebrity
Webby Award - Official Honoree - Campaign
FWA - Site of the day
FWA - Site of the month
Tomorrow Award
Tomorrow Award finalist
Silver - London International Award
Gold Clio - Clio Awards - Direction
Silver Clio- Clio Awards - Print
Silver Bullet - Young Guns - Print
Silver -Belding Awards - Print
Silver Pencil - AWARD - Print
Yellow Pencil - D&AD - Print
Yellow Pencil - D&AD - Digital design
Silver Cube - Art Director's Club Berlin - TV / Online film
Grand Prix - Annecy Animation Film Festival - Music Video
Grand Prix - Japan Media Arts Festival 'Entertainment'
Grand Prix - YouTube Video Awards Japan 'Music'
Grand Prix / Best of Show - Portable Film Festival
TDC Award - Tokyo Type Directors Club
Best IndieMusic Video - UK Music Video Awards
Best Music Video - Annecy Animation Festival
Best Music Video - Print in Motion
Best Music Video - Born Shorts Film Festival
Best music Video - Uner Hort Musikfilm festival Hamburg
Official Selection - L.A. Film fest
Official selection - Milan Film Festival
Official Selection - Ann Arbor Film Festival
Overall winner - Creative Heads, Cannes France
Finalist – D&AD- Print
Silver - ADMA Awards – DM



PRINT & MEDIA:

ROLLINGSTONE - Article
PSFK - MoMA Unadulterated
PSFK - Artobots @ Guggenheim
PSFK - MoMA Unadulterated
TAXI - Feature
GOTHAMIST - Article
COOL HUNTING - Feature
BIG SPACESHIP BLOG - Most Innovative
HYPERALLERGIC - Article
LAUGHING SQUID - Article
AGENCY SPY / MEDIA BISTRO - Interview
CONTAGIOUS, UK - Most Contagious 2009
GOOGLE, 87 Things that Google Love
REUTERS, USA - Interview
CNN, USA - Live coverage of art stunt
CNN, USA – Interview
THE GUARDIAN, UK
CBS News, USA - Interview
GIZMODO, USA, UK, AUS
YAHOO NEWS 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
CREATIVITY, USA – Interview
CREATIVITY, USA - Artobots
CREATIVITY, USA - Pick of the week
CREATIVITY,USA - Pick of the week
VILLAGE VOICE, NY - Interview
ONE MAGAZINE – Interview
BOARDS MAGAZINE, UK – Interview
SHOTS MAGAZINE UK – Interview
MOTIONOGRAPHER UK
COOL HUNTING, US
STASH MAG UK – Interview
A&H MAG, NY - Profile
MEDIA ARTS, Japan
BILLABOUT, NY, AU - Profile / Interview
DIRECTOR’S NOTES, UK - Interview
CAMPAIGN BRIEF - Interview
TECHNCRUNCH, USA
BRAIN, Japan – Work showcase
L’OFFICIAL, France
ART DIRECTOR’S CLUB, USA - Interview
DESIGN GRAPHICS, Australia
CANAL +, France - Interview
BUG TV, UK - Interview
JAPANESE MOTION GRAPHIC CREATORS 2009, Japan
COMPUTER ARTS, China – Interview
MEZAMASHI TV - Interview
AGENCY SPY, US
ARTLOG,US
EXPLORE,US
DOOBYBRAIN- Blog
BILLABOUT,Blog - Interview
A&H Mag - Interview
GOTHAMIST,NY, USA - Interview
MILKTREND BLOG, US
MUSEUM NEXT, US - Blog
VILLAGE VOICE, US
FLAVOR PILL,UK, US
I4UNews, France
iKONO,Japan
MONKEYZEN, China
THEART DOSSIER, US
SCOOP TV – Interview
FORWARDTHINKING, Russia



LECTURES & JUDGING:

DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS - Los Angeles 2016 - Speaker
TRIBECA FILM VR POP UP - New York 2016 - Panel
ADVERTISING WEEK - NEW YORK 2016 - Panel
UK MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS 2014 - Judge
FASHION INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK 2014 - Speaker
MUSEUM NEXT 2013 - Amsterdam - Keynote Speaker
CREATIVE WEEK NEW YORK 2013 - Just Did It - Workshop
CREATIVE WEEK NEW YORK 2013 - Just Did It - Workshop
CREATIVITY CONFERENCE 2013 - Speaker
INSPIRATION FEST 2013 - 'Disruptive communications' - Panel Speaker
UK MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS 2012 - Judge
UK MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS 2011 - Judge
VIMEO FILM FEST, U.S.A. - (Speaker)
L.A. FIM FEST, U.S.A. - (Speaker)
CREATIVE HEADS, Cannes France (Speaker)
MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL, Japan - (Speaker)
AICP 2011 AWARD JURY, USA
AICP 2010 AWARD JURY, USA
AICP 2010 AWARD JURY, USA (Student submissions)
AICP 2009 AWARD JURY, USA
MIAMI AD SCHOOL Amsterdam, New York (Lecturer)
AWARD SCHOOL, Australia (lecturer and tutor)
NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY, Australia (Workshop & Speaker)
WAGGA WAGGA UNIVERSITY, Australia (lecturer and tutor)



FILM, TV SHOW & MUSIC VIDEO
GE - FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE - VR FILM
STUBHUB - ALWAYS - VR SHORT FILM - Here Be Dragons
ONEREPUBLIC - KIDS - VR / 360° MUSIC VIDEO - Here Be Dragons
SMARTWATER - 'SHOOT DAY' With Jennifer Aniston - Prettybird / Interlude
LED ZEPPELIN - TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT - Interactive Music Video - Prettybird / Interlude
COCA-COLA - Inseparable - Interactive commercial - Prettybird / Interlude
BNY MELLON - What Does it mean to be invested - Film - Prettybird
LET IT OUT - The Electric Company / Sesame Street
STORE BUYOUT - Art Stunt (Live CNN Coverage)
SOUR "OMOKAGE NO SAKI", Arights Records
SOUR "HIBI NO NEIRO", Zealot / Neutral Nine Records
ALL AMERICAN REJECTS "I WANNA" - Interscope Records / Prettybird
SNOOP DOGG "GANGSTA LUV FT. DREAM" - Interscope Records / Prettybird
EARTH DOCUMENTARY MISSION "OPENING SEQUENCE" - NHK Japan



EXHIBITIONS
 

2016 - Tribeca Film VR Pop Up - New York
2015 - PAPER CUTS EXHIBITION - Stadt Museum, Aarau, Switzerland
2014 - PAPER CUTS EXHIBITION - Pick me Up Festival, Somerset House - London
2014 - PAPER CUTS EXHIBITION - De Waag, Amsterdam
2013 STOCKED - Contemporary Art of the Shopping Aisle - SMOCA - Arizona
2013 SPECTACLE - The Music Video - Museum of the Moving Image - New York
2013 SPECTACLE - The Music Video - Såo Paulo
2013 SPECTACLE - The Music Video - Melbourne
2013 CREATIVE WEEK NEW YORK - Soho, New York
2012 MoMA UNADULTERATED – MoMA, New York
2012 ARTOBOTS – Guggenheim, New York
2011 BODEGA BOUTIQUE, Fusion Arts Gallery, LES New York