Chloe Pepera and Billie Gajewski’s spent a month filming and editing their film “Don’t Miss Your Life,” and the hard work paid off because it came in third place in the Listen Carefully video contest!
Entering the contest was a natural fit for Chloe and Billie. “We love making and editing videos that have a meaningful purpose. This cause really caught our attention being that we both know someone who has dealt with the hardships of hearing loss.”
To drive home this important message, the team portrays the scope of hearing loss to their audience, and encourages them to think about how this could not only affect them now, but in the future as well.
“Sound is a very important thing in both our lives because we would miss out on some of the most enjoyable things with others.” This includes music like Adele, The Weekend, and Ed Sheeran.
Overall, a personal connection to the issue made for a heartfelt video urging people to realize the dangers of hearing damage. “Think of your future,” Chloe said. “What do you want for yourself? How can hearing loss affect your plans?”