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Eternal Darkness Films Contest Winner Announced

by Billy Berghammer - July 15, 2002, 10:57 am EDT

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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

of $49.95.


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


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