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! Meet Donnie Yen In Person At The Royal's Screening Of WU XIA!

Hey Toronto action fans! Iconic martial arts star Donnie Yen will be making a very rare public appearance in Toronto - so rare that I actually believe this is the first time he's ever done it here - when The... More »
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THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Trailer Delivers Exactly As Expected

So, when word broke that Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt were set to star in a remake of The Magnificent Seven directed by Antoine Fuqua quite a lot of people undoubdetly had a picture in their minds of exactly what... More »
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Spandan Banerjee's CITY OF DARK Rides The Indian Indie Wave

As the Indian indie wave continues to rise one of the most interesting and consistent hubs of content has been Calcutta based filmmaker Q's Overdose production label. The home to Q's own films the imprint has also attracted a handful... More »
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GERNIKA: Gorgeous First Teaser For Koldo Serra's Spanish War Picture

It was back in June of 2015 that our own Shelagh Rowan-Legg had the chance to visit the set of Koldo Serra's war picture Gernika. Telling the story of a Basque town bombed by the Nazis in support of Franco's... More »
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Full BUPPHA RATREE: HAUNTING IN JAPAN Trailer Strikes A Darker - And Weirder - Pose.

You can never quite be sure what you're going to get from a Yuthlert Sippapak film - the fiercely talented and independently minded director constantly bouncing off in new directions from project to project and, indeed, often within the same... More »
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LOOP: Watch The International Trailer For Hungarian SciFi Action

We first caught wind of Isti Madarász' time looping thriller Loop (Hurok) back in February, noting at the time that while the central device of the story is a familiar one that the film seems to be putting it to... More »
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Thai Cop Stops Bullets With Fabulous Moustache In KHUN PAN Trailer!

No, the moustache does not actually appear to stop bullets in upcoming Thai action fantasy Khun Pan but traditional black magic certainly does and it's hard to imagine the magnificent facial hair doing any harm. Art of the Devil 2... More »
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Death Comes Rolling In The KILLS ON WHEELS Trailer

It wasn't so long ago that Hungary felt as though it was a nation about to explode on the international film scene with directors such as Gyorgy Palfi (Taxidermia), Nimrod Antal (Kontroll) and Aron Gauder (The District) all appearing on... More »
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THE WINDMILL MASSACRE: Watch The First Trailer Now!

We've been keeping a close eye on Nick Jongerius' upcoming international horror The Windmill Massacre here at Twitch for some time now. We premiered the original proof of concept teaser and were the first to share stills from the actual... More »
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APOCALYPSIS (THEOSIS): Watch The Trailer For Eric Leiser's LAtest Stop Motion Oddity

Independent animator Eric Leiser has turned up in these pages a handful of times over the years, delighting fans of experimental animation with his fiercely independent work. Leiser's films blend live action photography and stop motion techniques in a way... More »
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THE REBEL Team Reunites For Time Travel Rock And Roll Comedy FAN CUONG

Thai Hoa takes the lead in upcoming Vietnamese time travel rock and roll comedy Fan Cuong and while Hoa may not be familiar to audiences outside of Vietnam the rest of the team here certainly is. Fan Cuong brings together... More »
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Meet The Whole Team In New Trailer For Russian Superhero Flick GUARDIANS

We've been keeping an eye on Russian superhero flick Guardians for a little while around here, the curiosity of what Russian talent would do with this incredibly American concept leveled up to open excitement when the first proper footage of... More »
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Julia Ducournau's RAW Brings Some Edge To Critic's Week Lineup

Following closely on the heels of last week's announcement of the main selection the Critic's Week sidebar in Cannes have announced their full lineup of films. And while the first-and-second time focused sidebar is mostly known for highlighting the most... More »
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Eric Poppe Returns With THE KING'S CHOICE. Watch The Trailer Now!

Norway's Erik Poppe has long been a favorite in these parts ... since we first came across his work with 2004's Hawaii, Oslo (actually his sophomore effot) we've watched him move from that Wenders / Anderson influenced multi-threaded drama to... More »
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JUNCTION 48 Trailer Comes Straight Outta Palestine

Co-written by Arabic language hip hop star Tamer Nafar and The Messenger writer-director Oren Moverman and loosely based on Nafar's own experiences, Udi Aloni's Junction 48 blew audiences away when it premiered in Berlin - winning the audience award in... More »
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Adam Wingard's DEATH NOTE Goes To Netflix

You're Next and The Guest director Adam Wingard has been working away on an English language adaptation of hugely popular Japanese anime and manga Death Note for quite some time now and fans wondering when and where it may appear... More »
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ROGUE ONE Trailer Arrives And Fully Delivers On Expectations

Let the debate begin in earnest on the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, for the first full trailer for the Gareth Edwards helmed spin off film has arrived. And, to these eyes, the idea of unshackling new directors... More »
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Bullets Fly In The Trailer For Vietnamese Action Flick TRACER (TRUY SAT)

A product of Korean giant CJ Entertainment's seemingly ever expanding presence in Vietnam - where they've been building cinemas and investing in local content heavily over the past few years - the theatrical trailer for Cuong Ngo's upcoming Tracer (Truy... More »
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Watch A Music Video From Josh Waller's CAMINO

With Josh Waller's Zoe Bell starring action film Camino rolling out the good folk at Lakeshore Records are releasing the original score for the film by Kreng on iTunes April 8 and on CD May 6th and we've got a... More »
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THE INVITATION: Watch A Video From The Official Soundtrack Release

With Karyn Kusama's thriller The Invitation gearing up for release Lakeshore Records are releasing the soundtrack on digital platforms and CD on April 8th (that's Friday!) and we've got a video from the release for you to take a look.... More »
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