Simon de Bruyn
Contributing Writer; Melbourne, Australia

Simon de Bruyn has been covering Antipodean films for Twitch for four years. He's also the Australian & New Zealand acquisitions executive for XYZ Films.

12 Classy Images From ONE EYED GIRL

The advance marketing for doomsday cult thriller One Eyed Girl has been nothing but classy. There was the haunting, evocative teaser, stunningly shot teaser, and over the last few months the production has released a series of teaser images with... More »
  

Plot Details Emerge As THE ROVER Secures US Distribution

In a display of secrecy that would impress JJ Abrams, an impressively scant amount of information managed to escape the Australian shoot for David Michôd's The Rover. And the ensuing months haven't revealed much more. We've known it is a... More »
  

It's Christmas With Hitler In DANGER 5 Series 2

Colonel Chestbridge and the Danger 5 team are back! And it's the 1980s! After Hitler escaped from their clutches at the end of series 1, Jackson, Ilsa, Pierre, Tucker and Claire have tracked him to the era of big shoulder... More »
  

Watch Justin Dix Direct In Sound Effects

Justin Dix's Crawlspace screens at the Astor Theatre in Melbourne on Sunday 7 July after touring genre festivals and releasing in the US. In the lead up, he's giving audiences a look behind the scenes of the sci-fi horror, and... More »
  

New to iTunes Australia: Twitch Picks the Best of the New Stuff

Recently we started a New to Netflix column on Twitch for readers in the US, Canada and UK. We don't have Netflix in Australia (not that it wouldn't be welcome; Australian consumer advocate Choice has even written Netflix an open... More »
  

On Set With the CRAWLSPACE Crew

We've run two behind the scenes videos for Crawlspace so far and this week we have the third, which looks at the process of shooting in the tunnels and ventilation shafts that made up the majority of the sets for... More »
  

Russell Crowe Set To Make Feature Directing Debut With THE WATER DIVINER

"Are you not entertained!?" He's won an Oscar for his acting, fronted a rock band, played Superman's dad and led the hunt for UFOs in Sydney (seriously). Now Russell Crowe, Renaissance Man, wants to add feature directing to his resume, according... More »
  

THE CROSSING and THE ROCKET Win Sydney 2013 Audience Awards

Earlier this week we heard the Jury picks for the 60th Sydney Film Festival; Refn and Gosling's Only God Forgives won the Official Competition prize and Buckskin won the Foxtel Documentary Prize. Now comes the Audience Awards.Two Australian films won both prizes.... More »
  

This Poster Boy Will Crush You With His Giant Nazi Stilts

Thanks to MPI Media/Dark Sky Films we have the new poster for Frankenstein's Army, coming to VOD and theatres in select US cities on July 26. Directed by Richard Raaphorst from a script by by Miguel Tejada-Flores and Chris Mitchell, Frankenstein's... More »
  

V/H/S/2 To Go Direct To DVD In Australia

Oh, the irony. Roadshow Films has confirmed that the much-anticipated sequel to last year's horror anthology V/H/S won't have an Australian theatrical release, and will instead go straight to DVD.While this is a great shame for genre fans who were... More »
  

Climb Into the CRAWLSPACE Script

After snaking around the world and playing at a string of genre festivals, Justin Dix's sci-fi horror Crawlspace is coming to Melbourne for a hometown premiere extravaganza at the Astor Theatre on Sunday 7 July. In the lead up, Dix is... More »
  

BUCKSKIN Wins Sydney 2013 Documentary Prize, PERCEPTION Wins the Dendys

Yesterday Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives won the whopping $60,000 Jury Prize at the 60th Sydney Film Festival. This was the second time Refn had won the award in its short history - Bronson also won in 2009, the year after... More »
  

FrightFest 2013 Announces Opening and Closing Films

Ahead of the full programme announcement on 28 June, Film4 FrightFest has announced its opening and closing night films. Following its tradition to put a British film front and centre on opening night, FrightFest has announced that Howard and Jon... More »
  

Revelation Perth Secures A FIELD IN ENGLAND Australian Premiere

Earlier this week Twitch reported that Wright, Pegg and Frost would be coming to Australia for the premiere of The World's End, specifically to the East Coast cities Melbourne and Sydney. After the story broke I checked on Twitter to... More »
  

300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE Gets A First Preposterous Trailer

Yesterday we had our first glimpse at 300: Rise of an Empire, the prequel-parallel-squeakquel to Zack Snyder's epic graphic novel adaptation 300, with Sullivan Stapleton brooding on a poster, contemplating whether to catch that wave.Now comes the first trailer, which... More »
  

Justin Dix's CRAWLSPACE To Premiere in Melbourne at The Astor Theatre, With Q&A

After screening at Sitges, Screamfest LA and a bunch of Australian festivals -- and helping director Justin Dix get the attention of Fox for his next film -- sci-fi thriller Crawlspace will finally have its hometown premiere at the glorious... More »
  

Finish Him! Keanu Reeves' MAN OF TAI CHI Gets An International Trailer!

Keanu Reeves directorial debut Man of Tai Chi is fast becoming illuminated, with this second trailer showing plenty more footage and story from the anticipated tournament film. We even get a tiny glimpse of The Raid star Iko Uwais amid... More »
  

Naomi Watts Smiles And Nods In First Teaser for DIANA

People of the world, loyal subjects, take your first look at Naomi Watts playing Diana, Princess of Wales; the People's Princess; Princess of Hearts; the Candle in the Wind. There's no dialogue, just plenty of shots to sell Watts as... More »
  

Sullivan Stapleton Broods On First Poster For 300 Sequel RISE OF AN EMPIRE

Life's been good to Sullivan Stapleton. A few years ago he was taking odd jobs crewing on films and TV to pay the bills, now he probably has some kind of venerable butler who pays his bills for him. His... More »
  

Spoilery New Clip From Gareth Evans and Timo Tjahjanto's SAFE HAVEN Segment From V/H/S/2

Over here in Australia we're going to have to wait a little longer for Roadshow to release V/H/S/2 but across the Pacific in the US audiences are able to watch it right now dammit! Directed by Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard,... More »
  
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