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.

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To See Aaron Moorhead And Justin Benson's SPRING With Moorhead And Benson Live In Person!

Okay, Toronto, if you missed catching Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson's Spring when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, here's your chance to make amends. As announced earlier today, Spring has been included as part of the current... More »
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Bad Things Happen In The SICCIN 2 Trailer. Many, Many Bad Things.

Look at that baby. Look at it. Does that look like a happy baby? No it does not. Not even a little bit. And this is the sort of thing that happens - and happens a lot - in Turkish... More »
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SPRING And WYRMWOOD Launch The Next Round Of Sinister Cinema Screenings Across Canada

What's that? You're in Canada and hungry for the opportunity to see the best in edgy genre cinema on the big screen? Well, okay then. Raven Banner are bringing back their Sinister Cinema series of screenings across Canada and have... More »
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South African Short NOMMER 37 Plays Like A Bit Of Hitchcock Amongst Cape Town Gangsters

Here's a tasty little something from South Africa with the trailer for award winning short film Nommer 37. Co-directed by Nosipho Dumisa and Travis Taute the film's premise is a deliberate nod to Hitchcock's Rear Window with the story transplanted... More »
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TRAPPED: First Trailer For Kormakur's TV Series

Contraband and 2 Guns director Baltasar Kormakur heads to the small screen in his native Iceland as both producer and director of upcoming crime series Trapped. Set in a small town in the north of Iceland - cue obvious joke... More »
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PATCH TOWN: Things Get Very Weird In This Exclusive Alternate Trailer

Craig Goodwill's Patch Town is one seriously strange film - a dystopic musical set in a world where Certain Copyrighted Dolls Popular In the 1980s (tm) have grown up, stopped being cute, and are put to work in the factory... More »
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MY SHADOW MOCKS ME: Watch Jack McGinity's Eerie Short Film Now

A little boy and a dog. It's the stuff of sweetness and light except when it's not, and it's very, very much not in Jack McGinity's quietly unsettling short film My Shadow Mocks Me. A selection of the Dead By... More »
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SAUNA Helmer AJ Annila Makes His English Debut With EVERY GOOD BOY DOES FINE

We have been fans and supporters of Finnish helmer AJ Annila (Jade Warrior, Sauna) in these pages for a great many years now and it would appear that the long wait for his (surprisingly difficult) third film may now be... More »
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SKIN TRADE: Win Tickets To The LA Premiere With Jaa And Lundgren In Attendence!

In LA and harboring a deep, deep love for Tony Jaa and Dolph Lundgren? Well, then, do we have just the thing to make your day: Jaa and Lundgren's team up effort Skin Trade will be having its LA premiere... More »
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OJUJU Director Takes A Trip to O-TOWN

Nigerian helmer CJ 'Fiery' Obasi came on to the radar here at TwitchFilm last year with his feature film, Ojuju. Nigeria's first zombie film, Ojuju was pieced together under incredibly difficult circumstances with minimal resources and yet the film has... More »
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FIRES ON THE PLAIN: Watch The Trailer For Tsukamoto's War Picture

Tetsuo The Iron Man director Tsukamoto Shinya takes a turn into some very different material with Fires On The Plain, his adaptation of Ooka Shohei's novel chronicling the last, desperate days of Japanese soldiers stationed in the Philippines in World... More »
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Simon Pegg! Monty Python! Robin Williams! It's The Trailer For Terry Jones' ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING!

Terry Jones has gone and gotten the Monty Python gang back together - along with a couple of notable outside additions- for his latest directorial effort and after a long wait the first trailer for his Absolutely Anything has finally... More »
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Raven Banner Bringing SKY SHARKS To Cannes

Because what could be more terrifying than Nazi zombies flying jet powered sharks through the sky? Right? Right? With the Cannes Marche du Film just around the corner word has arrived that Toronto based Raven Banner entertainment will be representing... More »
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EL ESLABON PODRIDO (THE ROTTEN LINK): Watch The Trailer For Diment's Next Now

Argentina's Valentin Javier Diment won himself a lot of love in these pages with his La Memoria Del Muerto (Memory of the Dead), his deliriously strange 2011 effort that played like the bastard love child of Sam Raimi and Dario... More »
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THE THIEVES Director Delivers More High Gloss Action With ASSASSINATION Trailer

South Korea's Choi Dong-hun has arguably become the nation's most reliable purveyor of big time, high gloss popcorn cinema with just enough depth to keep even critics happy. Choi has delivered a string of big time hits in Korea -... More »
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SONGS SHE WROTE ABOUT PEOPLE SHE KNOWS: Take A Trip To The Hotel California In This Exclusive Clip

Kris Elgstrand's TIFF-selected musical comedy Songs She Wrote About People She Knows begins the Toronto leg of its public release tomorrow night at the Carlton Cinemas - with the director hosting an evening of alcohol fueled, audience participation songs they... More »
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Byron Mann Lays A Beating In This Clip From Steven Seagal's ABSOLUTION

Steven Seagal returns to screens alongside Vinnie Jones in the upcoming Absolution and while the action veteran is not to be seen in this new, exclusive clip from the film have no fear: co-star Byron Mann's pretty damn good at... More »
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Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To The Premiere Screening Of Kris Elgstrand's SONGS SHE WROTE ABOUT PEOPLE SHE KNOWS And Sing Along!

Hey, Toronto! Here's a little something fun for you! Kris Elgstrand's quirky, TIFF selected musical comedy Songs She Wrote About People She Knows begins its public release today in Vancouver before heading to Toronto's Carlton Cinemas on May 1st, where... More »
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Love And Robots In Finland With LOVEMILLA

It's just another young romance in Teemu Nikki's Lovemilla except that, you know, Milla's alcoholic parents have turned into zombies and her boyfriend has spent all the money they were saving to move out to have himself robotically augmented. And... More »
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First Trailer For Van Warmerdam's SCHNEIDER VS BAX

Following the international success of his most recent effort, Borgman, expectations are running high for Dutch director Alex van Warmerdam's upcoming Schneider vs Bax. the veteran helmer has fused arthouse impulses with a wickedly dark sense of humor throughout his... More »
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