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 »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Samuel Fuller's FORTY GUNS

Known primarily for his war films and crime dramas, American director Samuel Fuller also directed a quartet of westerns, the last of which being 1957's Forty Guns. The film was part of a deal struck with 20th Century Fox after... More »
By James Marsh   
  

First Look At Steve Oram And Catherine Walker In Liam Gavin's A DARK SONG

Sightseers star Steve Oram is taking a very dark turn in his next role, starring opposite Catherine Walker (Patrick's Day) in Liam Gavin's debut feature A Dark Song. Details are being kept somewhat scarce at this point but the plot... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

What Horrors Lurk In THE DEAD ROOM?

It's seven years ago now that I first came across the work of New Zealand director Jason Stutter. The occasion was Careful With That Axe! - the first in what would become a trilogy of hilarious 'cautionary' short films that... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

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 »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Melbourne 2015: Opening Night Avoids Genre For Intensely Personal Australian Drama

The opening night film for the Melbourne International Film Festival has just been announced, finally eschewing the fun genre trappings of its previous two years to embrace a deeply personal tale of cancer from Melbournian writer/director Paul Cox.The film is... More »
  

Melbourne 2015: A Relief But No Surprises; MIFF's Cannes Line-Up

The Melbourne International Film Festival Cannes line-up was announced recently. It has become a tradition now that the films MIFF has acquired from La Croisette are announced a month before the full line-up is unveiled.The list contains many films we... More »
  

It's A Turkey Shoot In This Exclusive Clip From Jon Hewitt's ELIMINATION GAME

Acolytes and X director Jon Hewitt remakes 1980s Ozploitation classic Turkey Shoot with Elimination Game in which Dominic Purcell stars as a disgraced former army officer forced to fight for his life in a live televised game show. Yep, the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

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 »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

DukeFest 2015: THE TREATMENT, NORWAY, VHS Delights And More Coming To London

Hang on to your hats and comb your mustaches, London! DukeFest, that amazing four-night festival of the weird, wacky and just plain mind-boggling returns. From Sunday June 28 to Wednesday July 1st, at the Prince Charles Cinema and Phoenix Artist... More »
  

Beware The Coming Of The Zombie-roo! Australian Short WATERBORNE Online Now!

We've been keeping an eye on Australian horror short Waterborne in these pages for quite some time now. We backed the crowd funding campaign to help bring the film's zombie kangaroo to unlife and then watched as the finished picture... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

(THE HOLY HELL UPDATE!!!) Hey Toronto! Win A Pair Of Tickets For WYRMWOOD At Sinister Cinema!

(As if getting in to a movie for free were not enough. One of the three of you who win a double pass will also go home with this new poster. SIGNED by directors Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner)The Ozploitation zombie... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Now On Blu-ray: TOKYO TRIBE, A Late-Night Mainstay In The Making

Sono Sion has always had an eclectic style of filmmaking, but in recent years he has really hit his stride, both in terms of artistry and quantity of his output. Sono is more prolific now than ever before - he... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Film4's BEVERLY HILLS COP Promo Is Brilliant

We all agree that marketing is evil. Necessary, but evil. Sometimes, however, it hits the spot so perfectly that we have to concede it deserves genuine praise. Take British TV channel Film4. They are screening Eddie Murphy's iconic 80s action... More »
By James Marsh   
  

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 »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Review: SET FIRE TO THE STARS, A Tribute To A Poet, Poetry, And Cinema

It isn't easy to portray the literary arts on screen. Apart from having someone recite from a book (which can become tedious), the challenge becomes how to find the connection between the writer being portrayed, their work, and how that... More »
  

Legendary Actor Sir Christopher Lee Dies at 93

Saruman. Dracula. Lord Summerisle. Scaramanga. It's hard to think of another actor whose face is associated with so many iconic roles. Sir Christopher Lee, whose name is synonymous with horror and fantasy film, passed away this past Sunday from respiratory... More »
  

Crowdfund This: WASTELANDER PANDA Co-Creator's Slow Burn Crime Thriller CREW CUT

Though you may not recognize Marcus McKenzie's name you almost certainly are familiar with his work if you're a regular reader of Twitch. McKenzie, you see, is the co-creator of Wastelander Panda - the Australian post-apocalyptic web series that became... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Frontières@Fantasia: Second Wave Of Projects Announced!

As the TwitchFilm team talk among ourselves about preparing for the Fantasia International Film Festival the team at Frontières@Fantasia are busy prepping for the sixth edition of this co-production market. We have the second wave of titles included in this... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

SPECTRE: Bond Gets Some Action In New Extended TV Spot

Daniel Craig's fourth outing as gentleman super spy James Bond is only a few months away, and a new extended TV spot for Spectre has just dropped, featuring plenty of new footage. Not least, the new spot shows Bond getting... More »
By James Marsh   
  
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