Hugo Ozman
Sydney, Australia

Hugo has been part of the Twitch family since May, 2011. He is passionate about cinema, in particular three genres that all start with the letter ‘a’: Asian, Action & Animation.

SPL 3 Green-Lit!

Following its massive opening in China on June 18, SPL 2: A Time For Consequences is still going incredibly strong at the Chinese box office and has already grossed over RMB500 million (US$80.6 million). At its celebration event in Hong... More »
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Hey Australia! Don't Miss Madman's Massive July Giveaway!

To celebrate the Australian release of The Admiral: Roaring Currents, the South Korean blockbuster that attracted over 17 million admissions during its theatrical run and became the all-time highest grossing film at the local box office, Twitch and Madman are... More »
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KOFFIA Unveils Beautiful 2015 Poster

The Korean Film Festival In Australia (KOFFIA) is returning in August and September this year. Now in its sixth year, KOFFIA has become one of the most exciting and popular film festivals in Australia.  The organizers have been "busy harvesting... More »
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Watch This Awesome SAMURAI JACK Tribute

Even though it has been over 10 years since Genndy Tartakovsky's popular animated series Samurai Jack ended, it continues to be regarded as one of the best shows ever on the Cartoon Network. Even now, loyal fans are still waiting... More »
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Twitch's Top 10 Movies Of The First Half Of 2015

As mentioned before, the year 2015 is moving on with breakneck speed, it seems. Currently we're already at the halfway point, and can look back at what's been a pretty surprising cinematic six months. So we asked ourselves what we... More »
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Review: ERNIE BISCUIT Is Deliciously Good

He has a funny name. He's got a disability. He is terribly lonely... He is Ernie Biscuit, a deaf Parisian taxidermist. If you are thinking to yourself that his story couldn't be too interesting, you are mistaken. Great storytellers can... More »
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MARY AND MAX Director's ERNIE BISCUIT Is Travelling The World

Australian animator Adam Elliot won an Oscar for his short film Harvie Krumpet and went on to direct his much loved feature film Mary And Max. It has since been five long years and Elliot is finally back with a... More »
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Trailer Premiere For Polanski-esque Australian Thriller OBSERVANCE

The new film by filmmaker Joseph Sims-Dennett (Bad Behaviour), Observance was shot in 11 days with a very limited budget in 2013 during the worst heatwave Sydney had ever experienced.  The film will be having its World Premiere at the... More »
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Review: ...IN THE DARK, You Have To Face Your Inner Demons

Indie filmmaker David Spaltro's follow up to his award-winning Things I Don't Understand, titled ...In The Dark, is an independently produced horror feature. Like Spaltro's earlier films, this is also set in modern day New York. The story concerns Bethany (Grace Folsom),... More »
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Hey Australia! Enter Your Short Film In The AUSSCA's For A Chance To Win A$10,000

The AUSSCA's, short for Australian Shortfilm Creativity Awards, is a new 'crowd-powered short film tournament' distributed by Australian Cinema & Entertainment Network (AUSCEN). The competition gives filmmakers a chance to screen their films in bars, hotels, clubs and venues, and... More »
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Watch The First Teaser For ...IN THE DARK, A New Independent Horror Feature By David Spaltro

...In the Dark is a new, independently produced horror film by writer-director David Spaltro (...Around and the multi-award winning Things I Don't Understand) in collaboration with Seven Oaks Films and Intimation Productions. It stars Grace Folsom and Lynn Justinger (both... More »
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Sydney 2015 Review: Under The WIDE OPEN SKY, Children Pursue Their Love Of Music

Every autumn, Australian conductor Michelle Leonard drives 4,000 kms across the outback of New South Wales in order to audition over 2,000 children for her Moorambilla Voices choir. Wide Open Sky is a documentary by director Lisa Nicol that chronicles... More »
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Donnie Yen's Nose Lacerated By Max Zhang While Shooting IP MAN 3

The filming of Ip Man 3 is well under way and after Mike Tyson's finger got fractured last month, another key cast member has been injured. This time, it is lead actor Donnie Yen who has been hurt. According to local... More »
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Sydney 2015 Review: ON THE RIM OF THE SKY, The New Challenges The Old

In the Chinese province of Sichuan, one of the mountains is so high that it's literally "on the rim of the sky"; and in that mountain, there is an isolated village called Gulu. The villagers' children received their education at... More »
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Sydney 2015 Review: Witness Undying Love In MY LOVE, DON'T CROSS THAT RIVER

He was 98. She was 89. They were married for 76 years, had 12 children, six of whom died during their childhood. That is the story of Jo Byeong-man and Kang Gye Yeol, as told in director Jin Mo-young's My... More »
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Sydney Film Festival 2015: Pen-ek, Aihara Hiromi Join Competition Jury

The 2015 Sydney Film Festival has announced the jury in charge of judging the 12 titles in the Official Competition, which "recognises courageous, audacious and cutting-edge film." The winner will take home the Sydney Film Prize and A$60,000 cash.This year's... More »
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Donnie Yen Fractures Mike Tyson's Finger While Shooting IP MAN 3

After it was announced that former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson would be joining the cast of Ip Man 3, Donnie Yen's wife publicly expressed her concerns that Donnie might get hurt by Tyson. But a few days ago, it... More »
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Sydney Film Festival 2015: The Top 15 Picks

The 62nd Sydney Film Festival's program has been unveiled. This year, the Festival will screen 251 films from 68 countries, with 33 World Premieres (including 22 World Premiere short films), 135 Australian Premieres (including 18 Australian Premiere short films) and... More »
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Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See THE LEFT EAR In Cinemas!

The Left Ear is a coming-of-age film that marks popular Chinese actor and singer Alec Su's directorial debut. Based on the novel of the same name by Rao Xueman, the plot revolves around the relationships between four teenagers. The film... More »
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Hey Australia! Don't Miss Madman's Massive April Giveaway!

Last month's Madman Massive Giveaway was so massive we had to put it all into a gallery. This month, there is no gallery, but the prizes are even more massive: we have two sets of The Collected Works Of Miyazaki... More »
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