The Best Work You May Never See: Gateway's "Headphones"
Laura Belsey of Shadow Pictures directed this PSA which shows a couple arguing violently at home, with physical contact seemingly on the verge of escalating into someone getting seriously hurt. Meanwhile their two children sit on a nearby couch, the older brother wearing headphones to drown out the sounds of verbal and possible physical abuse; he in turn has his hands cupped around his younger sister's head to protect her from hearing anymore than she already has to endure. Agency is O2, Birmingham, Alabama.
Audio: Boutwell Studios Lane McGiboney, sound design.