The Nobody Hole Video Contest Launches!

the nobody holeHip hop artist Sumkid and I have been feverishly working on a video contest to promote his incredible hip hop opera, The Nobody Hole. The theme is perfect for the Halloween season! Get out your video tools and be prepared for some awesome music and the possibility of winning some fantastic prizes. The grand prize is worth $2,800, including prizes by Noise Industries, Digieffects, Red Giant, CHV Plug-ins, Professional Video Templates, Toolfarm, plus some music and magazines. We've never done a contest like this before but tell all of your friends!

Press Release - For Immediate Release

Dunn Deal Artist Sumkid Launches Video Contest for Pioneering Hip-Hop Opera, THE NOBODY HOLE

The Nobody Hole Video Contest Winner Receives Thousands of Dollars in video software, applications, music, magazine subscriptions and more!

Los Angeles, CA –Over three years ago in Brooklyn, NY, rising MC and songsmith SUMKID architected an album that was so wildly ambitious it spilled over into film, visual art and theater. This album, a Halloween hip-hop opera called The Nobody Hole, is what LA-based and Southern-bred Sum describes as "a crazy adventure of epic proportions and a tribute to the influences on my imagination; from The Wizard of Oz, and John Carpenter's Halloween to R.A. Salvatore's The Dark Elf Trilogy and Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street." For the past three years, Sumkid has been gathering a cult following for the project, due largely to his Rocky Horror Pictureshow-esque Halloween event, The Nobody Ball, which combines live performance and visual art, a screening of The Nobody Hole's "moving storyboard", DJ sets, gift giveaways and food. However, Sum's biggest dream has been to one day breathe life into The Nobody Hole via motion graphics or animation…..

Now, in collaboration with The Good Look, Toolfarm and, Sum is announcing a video contest that will challenge the world of designers and animators to give life to one vast imagination and help push the bounds of what hip-hop culture can achieve. The mission is easy: pick one of three song choices from the album, and make the best animated video you can (the choices are all under 2 min long). The grand prize winner will win thousands of dollars worth of prizes, including a mega-bundle of top-notch effects and post-production applications for the video nuts out there, music prizes courtesy of Dunn Deal and Sumkid, and magazine subscriptions courtesy of culture impresarios Swindle and Frank151.

"I like to think that The Nobody Hole is a brand that's going to be as huge as Star Wars, The Matrix or The Lord of The Rings one day…and I'm looking forward to finding hungry and talented artists out there that can see that and be part of history with this contest. And hell, even if it doesn't get that big, we'll still have a damn revolutionary project on our hands," says Sumkid, creator and writer of The Nobody Hole.

Sum, The Good Look and Toolfarm want to see what these graphics designers are made of. The Web site is loaded with details and a full version of the album for fans to listen to. It houses all of The Nobody Hole Video Contest official rules, prize information, and instructions on submitting and viewing videos. The contest begins today and submissions will be received until October 24th, 2008.

No purchase is necessary to participate and the contest is void where prohibited.

Through October 24th, all videos submitted during the 4-week promotion will be reviewed by Sum and The Good Look, who will choose the Grand Prize Winner. Viewers and fans will be allowed to vote and choose the 1st and 2nd runners up.

For more information about The Nobody Hole Video Contest, visit, or shoot an email to

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