So who walks away with the 20,000 smackers? Find out inside!
Winner of Eternal Darkness Films Contest Steps Out From the Shadows
Ten Brave Filmmakers Step Into the Darkness, One Grand-Prize Winner Finds the Light and $20,000 Award
REDMOND, Wash.--July 15, 2002--Nintendo of America Inc. and
Hypnotic today announced Patrick Daughters' "Unloved" as winner of the
Eternal Darkness Films contest.
The competition challenged aspiring filmmakers to bring to life
themes of Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem(TM), a new game for
NINTENDO GAMECUBE(TM). From 10 semifinalists, a panel of entertainment
industry executives selected Daughters for the $20,000 grand-prize and
a chance for his winning film to be shown at a major film festival.
The contest challenged filmmakers to create a psychological
thriller featuring "insanity" to mirror the theme of the Eternal
Darkness video game. Daughters' visionary short film painted isolation
as the basis for driving an individual insane and the judges responded
to the strong impressions created through the use of music, editing
and cinematography. Daughters' winning film and the other nine
semifinalists can be viewed at www.eternaldarknessfilms.com.
"To have such a talented collection of filmmakers create
live-action, short films using elements from our latest game is a
great compliment," explained Peter MacDougall, executive vice
president, sales and marketing, Nintendo of America Inc. "The inspired
and terrifying visions of these filmmakers brilliantly express what
players experience when they immerse themselves in the world of
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem."
All the semifinalist's films received tremendous exposure through
the website which also placed consumers in the role of critic allowing
them to cast their votes for the "viewer's choice." Tyler Spangler and
Michael Cioni won the $3,000 Viewer's Choice award for their film,
"Cutting Room Floor." It was rated the best film by online audiences
for capturing the spirit of the game and ranked second place among the
entertainment industry judging panel.
ABOUT THE GAME: Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
Across history 12 chosen people come together to decide the
destiny of the human race. As you progress through the game, these 12
souls find their lives torn apart by unseen evil, thrusting them to
their most suppressed fears with the promise of neither reward nor
glory. The extreme sacrifice they eventually make is the cost of
saving humanity. The mature (M) rated game, Eternal Darkness: Sanity's
Requiem, is now available exclusively for NINTENDO GAMECUBE at an MSRP
As the worldwide leader and innovator in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co. Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its popular home
video game systems. The systems include Game Boy(R), Nintendo(R) 64,
Game Boy Advance and NINTENDO GAMECUBE. Since the release of its first
home video game system in 1983, Nintendo has sold more than 1.6
billion video games worldwide, creating enduring industry icons such
as Mario(TM) and Donkey Kong(R) and launching such franchises as
Zelda(TM) and Pokemon(R). As a wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of
America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for
Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere.
For more information about NINTENDO GAMECUBE or any other Nintendo
product visit the company's websites, www.nintendo.com or