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.

Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: THE BOY AND THE BEAST, Hosoda Mamoru's Best Film To Date

If The Boy And The Beast doesn't cast away any doubts that Hosoda Mamoru will become the new king of Japanese animation, I don't know what will. Ever since Miyazaki Hayao stopped making feature films, the world has been eagerly waiting to see... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

Exclusive: Images And Music Sample From THE BURNING KISS

The team behind new Australian feature The Burning Kiss has some exclusive images and a sample of the score to share with Twitch's readers.  "Mario Bava's The Whip And The Body and avant-garde filmmakers like Stan Brakhage and Danny Perez were... More »
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Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See LOST IN HONG KONG In Cinemas!

Following the recent successful theatrical runs for Raman Hui's Monster Hunt and Dong Cheng Peng's Jian Bing Man, Australian distributor Magnum Films will next be releasing actor / director Xu Zheng's Lost In Hong Kong. It is the follow-up film to... More »
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Hey Australia! Don't Miss Madman's Massive September Giveaway!

To celebrate the release of the South Korean hit film Haemoo on home video this month, Madman is giving you the chance to win one of five Bong Joon-ho DVD prize packs. Each pack consists of five films from the filmmaker's... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

Hey Australia! Don't Miss Madman's Massive August Giveaway!

This month, fans of Korean cinema living in Australia have more than one reason to celebrate. Firstly, Korean Film Festival In Australia (KOFFIA) has kicked off in Sydney and so you have the opportunities to watch exciting films like The... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See Ringo Lam's WILD CITY In Cinemas!

Wild City marks a very welcome return for Hong Kong director Ringo Lam, best known for City On Fire, Prison On Fire, Full Contact and Full Alert. It is his first feature film in 12 years and the cast includes... More »
By Hugo Ozman   


Visual special effects have evolved enormously over the years. In this day and age, it would seem that nothing is impossible in the movies. Animals, aliens, robots, machines and monsters could all be made to interact seamlessly with humans and... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See TO THE FORE In Cinemas!

Dante Lam's latest film To The Fore is coming to Australian cinemas next week! The Unbeatable director reteams with popular star Eddie Peng for another exciting sports drama, this time about the competitive world of cycling.  Thanks to its distributor in... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

Review: OBSERVANCE Shows The Sexy And Scary Sides Of Surveillance

It seems that Parker has got himself a pretty good job as a private investigator. All he needs to do is to spy on someone who lives across the road from an abandoned apartment and report what he sees to... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See MONSTER HUNT In Cinemas!

Monster Hunt is coming to Australian cinemas next week! Directed by Raman Hui, animator for the Shrek films and director of Shrek The Third, this new Chinese fantasy film stars Wuba, Bai Baihe, Jing Boran, Tang Wei, Yao Chen, Eric... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

Premiering A PREFACE TO OBSERVANCE, The Making Of A New Aussie Thriller

Observance, the new thriller by Australian filmmaker Joseph Sims-Dennett (Bad Behaviour), will be having its World Premiere at the Fantasia Festival on July 19. Following that, there will be an encore screening on July 22. If you are a horror fan... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

Interview: Adam Elliot On Being An Animator, Winning An Oscar And Feeling Like An Outsider

Adam Elliot, Oscar winner for the short film Harvie Krumpet and director of the beloved feature Mary And Max, has recently released his latest film Ernie Biscuit. I got the chance to chat with Adam about his films, his characters... More »
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SPL 2 Is Coming To Australian Cinemas!

We have some great news for action fans in Australia: SPL 2: A Time For Consequences, the much anticipated sequel to the 2005 Hong Kong action classic SPL (aka Sha Po Lang or Kill Zone), has been picked up by... More »
By Hugo Ozman   


Following the massive success of Furious 7, Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Jurassic World at the Chinese box office this summer, Hollywood is really seeing the importance of the Chinese market. A number of key productions are now scrambling to... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

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 »
By Hugo Ozman   

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 »
By Hugo Ozman   

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 »
By Hugo Ozman   

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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