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.

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 »
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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 »
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Blu-ray Review: THE FANTASTIC FILMS OF RAY HARRYHAUSEN

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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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Donnie Yen Joining STAR WARS EPISODE VIII?

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 »
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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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