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.

Interview: Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley

The 60th Sydney Film Festival is opening next week, and I have had the opportunity to talk to the Festival Director, Mr Nashen Moodley. Twitch: Mr Moodley, congratulations on your second year acting as the Festival Director of the Sydney Film... More »
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Johnnie To Talks ELECTION 3, Retirement and Five Films He Has Put The Most Effort Into Making

Master director Johnnie To, the man behind such classics as Election, Running Out Of Time, A Hero Never Dies and Throw Down, has been in Cannes promoting his latest film, Blind Detective. Three pieces of news have come out of... More »
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Sydney Film Festival 2013 Preview: Documentaries

"In this age of digital video - in which there are cheap cameras, editing software, and funding to be had (if rarely big money to be earned) - the cool kids are making docs. The form is not just good... More »
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Review: KIDS ON THE SLOPE is a Jazzy Coming-of-age Tale from COWBOY BEBOP'S Director

Watching Watanabe Shinichiro's Kids on the Slope having already seen his previous works Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo feels very much like watching Hosoda Mamoru's Wolf Children after seeing The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Summer Wars. It feels... More »
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Review: 33 POSTCARDS Gently Tugs On Heartstrings

33 Postcards is a film of special significance, as it marks the first official collaboration between China and New South Wales, Australia. At the 2011 Sydney Film Festival, where it had its world premiere, it won the Community Relations Commission... More »
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Exciting First Trailer for Benny Chan's THE WHITE STORM

Hot on the heels of Johnnie To's Drug War, the latest Hong Kong film about the Asian drug war is coming soon! The White Storm - originally touted by Universe under the title Metamorphosis at HK Filmart earlier this year - comes from director... More »
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Sydney 2013 Preview: Opening and Closing Films Plus Official Competition Picks

As the 60th Sydney Film Festival approaches, feelings of excitement and eager anticipation are shared by all of the city's film lovers. Why? Well, the recently unveiled festival program features a truly spectacular line-up, and there is really something for... More »
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Miyazaki Hayao and EVANGELION Director Anno Hideaki Have Been Collaborating on KAZE TACHINU

Very few people would have expected this news. The official website for Miyazaki Hayao's new film Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) has just made the surprise announcement that Anno Hideaki, director of Neon Genesis Evangelion, is providing the voice of... More »
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Full Program for the 60th Sydney Film Festival Announced!

The much anticipated full program for this year's Sydney Film Festival, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary, has just been announced. The 190-film program looks filled with wonderful treasures for all film lovers. At first glance, some highlights, besides the... More »
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Vicki Zhao's Directorial Debut SO YOUNG Is Breaking Box Office Records in China

Popular Chinese actress Vicki Zhao Wei (Painted Skin 1 & 2, Red Cliff 1 & 2, Shaolin Soccer) is enjoying great success with her directorial debut, So Young. The film surpassed Stephen Chow's Journey to the West in advanced sales,... More »
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An Incredibly Beautiful Trailer for Korean Animated Feature THE CUSTOMIZED PLAY

The Customized Play is an upcoming animated feature film from South Korean director Brian Jin. Utilizing a combination of 2D and 3D animation techniques and a wonderfully rich color palette, the trailer looks stunning. It also features a beautiful song... More »
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Hugo's Picks From the 2013 Sydney Film Festival

The Sydney Film Festival is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and the good news is that it will be here in just over a month's time! As a Sydneysider, I am particularly proud of the Sydney Film Festival because it... More »
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Photo Gallery for Donnie Yen's ICEMAN COMETH 3D

Donnie Yen is currently shooting his new film Iceman Cometh 3D, which is a remake of Yuen Biao and Yuen Wah's 1989 action flick. The story spans from China's Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) to modern day Hong Kong. It is... More »
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Fresh Stills and Production Photos for Johnnie To's BLIND DETECTIVE

Following the recent commercial success of Drug War, director Johnnie To's hot streak looks to continue with his new film Blind Detective. The film reteams Hong Kong superstars Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng, who have previously appeared in a number... More »
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Kitamura Says He's Bringing Sakaguchi Back For VERSUS Sequel In 2014

This should be great news for any fans of Versus, the frenetic, low-budget, crazy action film from Japan in 2000 that has become a cult favorite over the years: Director Kitamura Ryuhei will be making a sequel some time next... More »
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Michael Bay Wants to Bring TRANSFORMERS 4 to the Streets of Hong Kong

Michael Bay is planning to shoot parts of the latest installment in the Transformers franchise in Hong Kong. Reportedly, after looking at photographs of different parts of the city, he is most interested in Sham Shui Po because of its... More »
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Madman's REEL ANIME 2013 Line-up Will Include 009 RE: CYBORG In 3D

At the Gold Coast Supanova Pop Culture Expo this weekend, Madman announced that the second film in the line-up for this year's REEL ANIME Festival is 009 Re: Cyborg from director Kamiyama Kenji (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex,... More »
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DreamWorks Hoping To Turn Best-Selling TIBET CODE Into China's INDIANA JONES

Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, announced during the 3rd Beijing International Film Festival that Oriental DreamWorks will be partnering with China Film Group Corp and National Film Capital to turn a series of bestselling Chinese novels, Tibet Code, into a... More »
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Now on Blu-ray in Australia: PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA is a Magical Magical Girl Anime

The anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica belongs to the magical girl genre, where girls become magically transformed into costumed super-heroines who fight against evil. This brief description is probably all you need to know about the plot of the show,... More »
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KICK-HEART: Pro Wrestling Gets Animated And Exciting In Yuasa Masaaki's New Video

Anime director Yuasa Masaaki (Kaiba, Mind Game, The Tatami Galaxy) and Production I.G successfully ran a Kickstarter fundraising program for their new short film, Kick-Heart, in October last year. Stretch goals have allowed the film's runtime to be increased from... More »
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