Todd Brown
Founder and Editor; Toronto, Canada

Todd founded Twitch in September of 2004 under the assumption that nobody in particular would care. Some people did, so he kept going. Todd is also Director of International Programming at Fantastic Fest, a partner at XYZ Films and father to a remarkably geeky child.

Malaysia's Lizard Powered Hero Returns In CICAKMAN 3 Teaser

Though Marvel and DC may dominate the superhero conversation around the world there are at least a handful of prominent regional heroes in play as well, few of whom have reached the level of success of Malaysia's Cicakman. The lizard... More »
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Dark Polish Thriller Uncovers A GRAIN OF TRUTH (ZIARNO PRAWDY)

Much as ghost driven horror stories swept Asia a decade or so back, dark but classy thrillers are where it's at in Europe these days with the success of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo emboldening producers across the continent... More »
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SXSW Indie Thriller TWO STEP Finds Itself A Home ...

Alex R Johnson's Two Step is the sort of film that too often slips between the cracks, a critically acclaimed festival favorite from a promising young director that proves hard to market thanks to a largely unknown cast and so... More »
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Full Trailer For Swedish YA Fantasy CIRKELN (THE CIRCLE)

It was back in August that we ran the first teaser for Levan Akin's adaptation of Mats Strandberg and Sara Bergmark Elfgren's Cirkeln (The Circle), the first in a series of hugely popular young adult fantasy novels with the feature... More »
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Iconic Japanese Actor Sugawara Bunta Dead Of Liver Cancer

A true legend has passed with word that Battles Without Honour And Humanity star Sugawara Bunta has passed away of liver cancer. He was 81. A prolific leading man, Sugawara was best known for his gritty portrayals of yakuza gangsters,... More »
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Beware The TIME TRAP! Watch Michael Shanks' Fabulous Short Film Now!

Impossibly young and stupidly talented Australian director Michael Shanks has turned up here in the pages of Twitch several times over the past few year. Now in his early twenties there's seemingly nothing Shanks can't do, starting with a YouTube... More »
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Robot Hand Unleashed In Trailer For Erik Matti's KUBOT: THE ASWANG CHRONICLES

Filipino director Erik Matti had a very busy 2012, shooting a trio of films with erotic thriller Rigodon, effects driven action-horror-comedy Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles and Cannes selected crime thriller On The Job. He contributed a spot to The ABCs... More »
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Don't Hold Vinnie Jones Against Bondarchuk-Produced Russian Scifi CALCULATOR

Oh, Vinnie Jones ... the footballer-turned-actor doesn't exactly scream quality these days and it's very odd to see him turn up in a support part in upcoming Russian scifi project Calculator (Вычислитель) but let's put the Jones of it all... More »
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Check The Canadian Poster For Ewan McGregor Starring Action Thriller SON OF A GUN

Canada's Mongrel Media will release Ewan McGregor starring action-thriller Son Of A Gun to theaters December 19th prior to hitting iTunes and VOD December 23rd and we've got the first look at the Canadian poster for the film.Locked up for... More »
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Dustin Nguyen Faces Off With RZA In THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS 2 Trailer

Though RZA's directorial and starring effort The Man With The Iron Fists under performed at the box office it still did enough business for Universal to quietly give the go ahead to a straight-to-video sequel with the directing duties this... More »
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Review: THE BABADOOK Plays Havoc With The Ideals Of Family Life

Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent makes a promising debut with The Babadook, a dramatic horror film that plays havoc with the ideals of family life and the love of a mother for her child. Amelia has not had it easy. Once... More »
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Roddy Piper Must Defeat Cthulhu And Close The PORTAL TO HELL!!!

What's this? Wrestling icon and star of John Carpenter's They Live, Rowdy Roddy Piper set to do battle with The Great Old One himself? Yes, that's right, Piper will face off with Cthulhu in the upcoming short film Portal To... More »
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Iranian Martial Arts Star Ramin Sohrab Kicks His Way Through The MALEK Promo

What's that? An Iranian martial arts star seems like an unlikely sort of thing to you? Well, I'd wager very few people were wondering where the next Iranian vampire story would come from before A Girl Walks Home Alone At... More »
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Crowdfund This: Aussie Scifi SUBJECT 14 Asks Who Is Contacting Us From The Future?

The producers of writer-director Seth Larney's science fiction project Subject 14 have set an ambitious goal for themselves, aiming to raise a hundred thousand Australian dollars in a crowd funding campaign to get the project off the ground. But given... More »
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Shot Entirely On An iPhone, Check Out The Trailer For Indie Horror JENNIFER HELP US

Whenever I come across a project like indie horror Jennifer Help Us from writer / director Juan Ortiz I am reminded of an interview I read once with U2 guitar player The Edge. The interviewer asked about what sort of... More »
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Benson And Moorhead's SPRING Wins Paris International Fantastic Film Festival

The 2014 edition of the Paris International Fantastic Film Festival has just wrapped up and while we await an English press release of the festival award winners, well ... we don't actually have to wait for the press release because... More »
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First Images From Karyn Kusama's Dark Thriller THE INVITATION

Away from the big screen for a few years now Girlfight, Aeon Flux and Jennifer's Body director Karyn Kusama makes her return with dark thriller The Invitation. Logan Marshall Green, Tammy Blanchard, Emayatzy Corinealdi, and Michiel Huisman star in the... More »
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Descend Into Horror With Trailer For Aja Produced THE PYRAMID

A long time collaborator with Alexandre Aja - for whom he wrote Haute Tension, The Hills Have Eyes and Mirrors while also producing Piranha 3D - Gregory Levasseur steps into the director's chair for his feature debut The Pyramid, with... More »
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Get Eaten By A Dinosaur In IRON SKY 2!

Now here's an opportunity that doesn't come around every day: The Iron Sky team have themselves a very hungry dinosaur that needs feeding and you could be lunch. Yup, they're throwing down with another crowd funding effort and the big... More »
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OJUJU: Watch The Trailer For The Nigerian Zombie Film

Despite being made with virtually no budget and minimal resources in extremely trying conditions, writer-director CJ Obasi's Ojuju emerged from the recent African International Film Festival in Calabar with the Best Nigerian Film prize ahead of many much higher budgeted... More »
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