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.

Don't Answer The Door For Mike Chester's TRICK OR TREATERS

A major pet peeve of mine is the casting of actors in their late twenties or early thirties to play teenagers. Yes, it's been going on forever and I understand the mechanics of why it happens but it remains a... More »
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Watch Jon Yeo's LEVIATHAN AGES And Learn Wisdom From The Tentacled Emperor

It was just over a year ago that we posted a pair of teasers for Jon Yeo's Leviathan Ages, a unique and compelling short that Yeo put together over the span of two years. And now, having completed a lengthy... More »
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Dario Argento Launches Crowd Funding Campaign For THE SANDMAN With Iggy Pop

The headline says it all, really, iconic director Dario Argento has enlisted punk legend Iggy Pop to take the lead of his upcoming feature The Sandman and today has launched a crowd funding campaign to raise two hundred fifty thousand... More »
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Bo Mikkelsen Delivers More Dark Delights From Denmark With First Shot From WHAT WE BECOME

Intrigued by the current turn towards genre cinema throughout Scandinavia? Well, then, remember the name of Danish writer-director Bo Mikkelsen and his feature debut, What We Become. Because you'll be hearing a lot about this one.Though the film has just... More »
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Defeat Your Own Fucking Jelly Beasts With These Hilarious Teasers For The Shnit International Short Film Festival

This year I've had the great pleasure of sitting on the jury for the Shnit International Short Film Festival where I had the task of wading through a TON of fabulous short films and pitting one against the other in... More »
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Watch The US Trailer For Antonio Tublen's LFO

Antonio Tublen's Swedish microbudget scifi picture LFO was something of a dynamo on the festival circuit, punching way way above its weight as it won raves for its dark comedy, strong performances and clever script. And now US audiences are... More »
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What Is THE STATUE WHISPERS DEATH? Watch The Intriguing Teaser ...

While we can't say for sure what, exactly, The Statue Whispers Death actually is, this new thirty second teaser leaves us hungry to find out more. But here's what we do know: It's obviously got a heavy influence from classic... More »
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Latest DEAR WHITE PEOPLE Trailer Goes Red Band

Justin Simien's indie satire Dear White People hits screens October 17th and while early teasers and clips have certainly let us know what the film's all about we certainly haven't gotten the full bite of the comedy until this latest... More »
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Check Out Phil Mucci's Video For Monster Magnet's 'The Duke'

We don't cover a ton of music video work here at Twitch but we make exceptions for directors we like. And we really, really like Phil Mucci whose work we've covered both as a music video director and in short... More »
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Be Charmed By The Trailer For Malaysian Quasi-SciFi Comedy NOVA (TERBAIK DARI LANGIT)

It was just last year that we first came across the work of Malaysia's Nik Amir Mustapha and we immediately knew that he was one of us. The occasion was his debut film, a genre mashing drama titled Kil that... More »
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Win A 20 000 DAYS ON EARTH Poster Signed By The Filmmakers And Nick Cave!

Drafthouse Films is immensely proud to offer one lucky Twitch reader the opportunity to take home a stunning signed 20,000 Days On Earth poster. The acclaimed new rock doc starring the legendary Nick Cave is now screening in select cities,... More »
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A Few Words With ABCs OF DEATH 2 Director Ohata Hajime

With horror anthology The ABCs Of Death 2 now available on VODwe've had the chance to fire a few questions by Henge director Ohata Hajime about his entry, O Is For Ochlocracy. Read on!The idea of putting a person on... More »
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Doyle, Asano And Khavn Collide In The RUINED HEART Trailer

What happens when you take one of the most punk rock filmmakers on the planet in Khavn de la Cruz - a Filipino lofi maestro who elevates 'shambolic' to an art form - and put him together with acclaimed cinematographer... More »
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Choose Your Own Cinematic Adventure With CineApp And VOYEUR. Check The First Stills!

Gaming has long been moving towards an interactive experience of cinematic storytelling but, as yet, there have been surprisingly few moves towards the same end from the filmmaking community but that may very well change with the arrival of CineApp,... More »
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Poster Debut For Albert Arizza's MALWARE

It was all the way back in 2007 that we first wrote about Spanish director Albert Arizza and his serial killer film Ramirez. Well, seven years later Arizza is now in pre-production on his latest offering, a scifi thriller titled... More »
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Crowdfund This: Tony Ukpo's SciFi Horror THE HADES PIT

We've been covering Tony Ukpo's work here on Twitch for years now, the UK based indie director having turned out a string of impressive micro budget features over the years. And while his plans for upcoming scifi horror picture The... More »
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It's Official: TWIN PEAKS Returns In 2016

It's happening again ...It was just days ago that speculation over a return of cult classic television series Twin Peaks ran rampant after co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost simultaneously tweeted a (not so) cryptic message quoting a line from... More »
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Slick, Youthful Action In Dutch Thriller BOY 7

Taking a premise familiar from the likes of Memento, Paycheck, Dark City and others - a protagonist who must piece together who they are from fragmentary clues while on the run from others who know far, far more than they... More »
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Watch Mark Hartley's ELECTRIC BOOGALOO Trailer Now!

Australian director Mark Hartley has brought his own country's B-movie history to glorious life with Not Quite Hollywood. He's taken us on a trip through the wild film history of American shlock transplanted to the Philippines in Machete Maidens Unleashed.... More »
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That Gum You Like Is Going To Come Back In Style: A Return For TWIN PEAKS?

On June 10th 1991, Special Agent Dale Cooper entered the Black Lodge while his evil doppelganger exited. And we know from events in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me that Cooper would stay there for the next 25 years. And... More »
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