THE HEARING TEST IN DISGUISE

Gold Spike

Demo Film

Film

TitleTHE HEARING TEST IN DISGUISE
ClientCOCHLEAR
Product/ServiceCOCHLEAR IMPLANTS
CategoryA09. Sound Design
EntrantCHE PROXIMITY Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Idea Creation CHE PROXIMITY Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Media Placement CHE PROXIMITY Sydney, AUSTRALIA
PR CHE PROXIMITY Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Production REVOLVER/WILL O'ROURKE Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Production 2 NOISE INTERNATIONAL Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Brief Explanation

‘Does Love Last Forever?’ follows Jake and Xanthe over four decades from when they first fall in love, develop a shared love of music, mature and have kids, all the way to the present day where the film resolves by posing the question: ‘Did love last?’ Depending on the viewers hearing ability, the film has two endings. For those who can hear well, their relationship remains loving. But for those hard of hearing, the couple’s relationship appears to deteriorate. Extensive patient data from audiograms informed the script that used certain words with consonants such as T, S and F – which are harder to hear due to their higher frequency. The ability to lip read was gradually taken away, body language was choreographed to be interpreted negatively, and background noises were introduced to create confusion for those with hearing loss. ‘Does Love Last Forever?’ is a hearing test in disguise.

Credits

Name Company Position
Chris Howatson CHE Proximity CEO
David Halter CHE Proximity Managing Director
Ant White CHE Proximity Executive Creative Director
Brian Jefferson CHE Proximity Group Creative Director
Mariana Rice CHE Proximity Group Account Director
Ben Stainlay CHE Proximity Creative Director
Alice Jamieson CHE Proximity Senior Account Manager
Lily Tidy CHE Proximity Strategic Planner
Elizabeth Geor CHE Proximity Head of Experience
Olivia Scott CHE Proximity Media Planner
Hannah Garcia CHE Proximity Media Planner
Elliot Tindale CHE Proximity Performance Manager
Jamie Metcalfe CHE Proximity Digital Products Manager
Blair Patterson CHE Proximity Digital Producer
Tori Taylor CHE Proximity Executive Producer
Jenny Livingston CHE Proximity Senior TV Producer
Rollo Hardy CHE Proximity Digital Designer
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