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.

Survive The End Of The World In Australian Short SHELTER

The end of the world has arrived in Australian short film Shelter and the big question is what happens next. Tobias Andersson directs from a script by Yolanda Ramke - who also stars alongside Geoff Morrell - and having already... More »
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Review: GAME OF THRONES S4E02, THE LION AND THE ROSE (Or, Golly Those Lannisters Know How To Throw A Party)

Twitch continues with its ongoing series of recap / reviews of HBO's Game Of Thrones, written from the perspective of someone who has made the deliberate choice not to read the books so he can experience the series cold. Feedback... More »
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Crowdfund This! HP Lovecraft Adaptation THE DREAMLANDS!

Heads up, fans of HP Lovecraft! The team responsible for previous Lovecraft adaptation Die Farbe are back at it, this time tackling Lovecraft's Dream Cycle with The Dreamlands, and they're looking for your help.Roland, a troubled young orphan, is led... More »
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Crowdfund This! Explore The World Of Kids' Cult Classics With KID POWER!

Make your mom happy by stepping away from the screen for a moment and reading a book! An actual, honest to god, words on paper book! Preferably this one! Kier-La Janisse has long been a major figure on the cult... More »
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LET US PREY: Check The Pulse Pounding Teaser For New Irish Horror

Well now, you do have to love a teaser that knows how to get in, make an impression, and get out again leaving everybody wanting more, and that's exactly what this exclusive first teaser for Brian O'Malley's Let Us Prey... More »
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Behold The Asylum's ASIAN SCHOOL GIRLS

It seems inevitable that this would happen, really. Having witnessed export oriented cult film imprints such as Sushi Typhoon cater to western audiences hungry for fetishized versions of 'Asian' culture with their deliberately cult offerings the madmen at The Asylum... More »
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Complete Udine Far East Film Festival Lineup Announced

A great favorite here at Twitch HQ thanks to their always stellar programming, beautiful cinema and amazing hospitality - I've attended once and have kicked myself (hard) every year since when other obligations have prevented my return - the Udine... More »
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The Apes Take Up Arms In New DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Images

Ten new images from Matt Reeves' upcoming Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes have arrived online and if there were any lingering questions about the quality of the VFX in the film - which there shouldn't be, really -... More »
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Take Your First Look At Kitamura's LUPIN III

Versus director Kitamura Ryuhei has been hard at work on his live action adaptation of popular manga and anime series Lupin III and with an August release coming up for the latest live action incarnation of the hugely popular master... More »
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Return To Department Q With A Gorgeous Teaser For Mikkel Nørgaard's THE ABSENT ONE

Director Mikkel Nørgaard laid waste to the Danish box office - breaking a handful of records - with The Keeper Of Lost Causes, the first big screen adaptation of Jussi Adler-Olsen's Department Q crime novels. And so anticipation has been... More »
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Van Warmerdam's Dark Fable BORGMAN Gets A Suitably Dark US Trailer

Drafthouse Films are gearing up for a June release of Alex van Warmerdam's Cannes selected Borgman, a particular high point in a filmography filled with high points for the Dutch maverick.A dark suburban fable exploring the nature of evil in... More »
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No Noses, Just Weapons In These TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Character Posters

Of all the things purists had to complain about in the first trailer for the upcoming Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, it was the noses that got the most attention. No problem with these new character posters,... More »
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Crowdfund This! David Baddiel And Erran Baron Cohen Bringing THE INFIDEL To The Stage!

Singing! Dancing! Jihad! 2010 comedy The Infidel proved a hit on screens across Europe and now original writer David Baddiel has teamed up with Erran Baron Cohen - yes, the musically inclined brother of Sacha - to bring the story... More »
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Chris O'Dowd's MOONE BOY Headed For The Big Screen!

Chris O'Dowd's Moone Boy is the greatest single reason why US residents should subscribe to Hulu. Created by, co-written by, and starring O'Dowd - who also directed the as yet unaired third series - Moone Boy is a quasi autobiographical... More »
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Slick Trailers For Turkish Hitman Film PANZEHIR (ANTIDOTE)

Though Turkish cinema is perhaps best known abroad for their arthouse dramas while local audiences tend to flock to broad comedies there's a long history of action cinema from Turkey as well, a history that has perhaps bubbled beneath the... More »
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Trailer For Malaysian Found Footage Horror IA WUJUD Promises Scares

Yes, I know. The found footage thing is played out. People have been saying so pretty much from the moment that Blair Witch hit the screen. And yet they keep getting made and while the hit rate isn't great the... More »
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Get Ready For German Fight Club With Ultra Stylish Trailer For STEREO

Is director Maximilian Erlenwein aiming for a career as the German David Fincher? Dark moody visuals, a throbbing soundtrack, cold and clinical violence ... yep, his upcoming Stereo has more than a few points of contact with Fincher's signature style.... More »
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Watch Australian Animated Short GOOD GRIEF

Addressing grief and loss in a format that will call to mind Aardman's Creature Comforts, director Fiona Dalwood and producer Jonno Katz have released their acclaimed stop motion animated short film Good Grief online. Good Grief is a short stop... More »
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The Album Leaf's Jimmy Lavalle Scoring Moorhead And Benson's SPRING

Resolution filmmakers Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson continue wending their way through post production on their latest effort, Spring, and they've just added a very intriguing collaborator with The Album Leaf's Jimmy Lavalle coming on board to score. Apparently he... More »
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Crowdfund This! Quirky Canadian Comedy SONGS SHE WROTE ABOUT PEOPLE SHE KNOWS!

We were big fans of oddball Canadian indie comedy Doppelganger Paul around these parts and now writer and co-director Kris Elgstrand is in prep on his newest offering, the fabulously titled Songs She Wrote About People She Knows, and he's... More »
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