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.

Mikkelsen Draws In Second Trailer For Gritty Western THE SALVATION

Very well received in its Cannes premiere, Kristian Levring's Mads Mikkelsen starring western The Salvation is gearing up for its release in French cinemas which can only mean one thing: A new trailer.Mads Mikkelsen plays John, a former soldier and... More »
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Malaysia's Mamat Khalid Shifts Gears With Crime Comedy THE ADVENTURES OF AMIR & LOQMAN

Malaysia's Mamat Khalid has got himself a good thing going. The director has been packing audiences in to theaters en masse with his hugely popular series of 'Banana Village' horror comedies for a few years now, the films rough and... More »
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Gus Van Sant Taking The Helm Of Hollywood DEATH NOTE?

Well, here's a surprising pairing of director and material ...While it's been known for quite some time that there was a Hollywood adaptation of hugely popular Japanese manga Death Note - already adapted to the big screen in Japan -... More »
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It's White Moses Versus White Pharoah Saving A Bunch Of White Guys From The Other Bunch Of White Guys, None Of Whom Should Actually Be White.

Oh, Ridley Scott, you're wacky. Also, Joel Edgerton: Bald is not a good look for you.... More »
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Check The First Poster Art And Still From Matt O'Mahoney's BLOODY KNUCKLES

Soon to have its world premiere at Montreal's Fantasia Festival, the first poster art and still have arrived from Matt O'Mahoney's edgy comedy Bloody Knuckles and we've got your first look below.VANCOUVER, BC ­ July 8 2014 ­ BLOODY KNUCKLES,... More »
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Are You Ready For The Apocalyptic Sounds Of NIGHTSATAN AND THE LOOPS OF DOOM?

Something strange this way comes and it comes to us via Finnish laser-metal (their term) band Nightsatan and director CHRZU, who has made this real life trio the stars of their own utterly bizarre post-apocalyptic short film.In the year 2034... More »
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Jon Hewitt's TURKEY SHOOT To Bow In Melbourne, Check The First Poster Art

The Melbourne International Film Festival has announced a wide swathe of their programming - though not all titles are currently available on the festival website you can find a quick overview here - and included in the Night Shift section... More »
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Joel Edgerton Starring Thriller FELONY Gets A Bad Poster, Great Trailer

Mixed marks to the marketing department at Australia's Roadshow Films for their work on the Joel Edgerton written and starring dramatic thriller Felony. The poster released last week? Really not good. The freshly arrived trailer? That's a whole other matter.Here's... More »
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COLT 45: Watch The Ultra Stylish Trailer For Fabrice du Welz's Dark Action Film

Belgian director Fabrice du Welz is having himself something of a year. While his early career was marked by long gaps between projects - Calvaire released in 2004, Vinyan in 2008 and then nothing until 2014 - he's gone rapid... More »
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Robots Revolt In High Octane Proof Of Concept For BOT WARS

While the premise for JV Kade's young adult scifi novel Bot Wars is nothing particularly original - the premise of robotic helpers gaining consciousness and rebelling for more rights lifts liberally from I, Robot and The Terminator making several other... More »
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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: New Extended Trailer Brings Back The Quirk With Loads Of New Footage

Ah, Mr Gunn. There you are. Nice to see you again.After a delightfully quirky promotional campaign befitting the sensibilities of Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn - helmer of Slither and Super - it seems the folk at Marvel... More »
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Hey, Canada! Win THE RAID 2 On Blu-Ray!

Hey, Canada! Indonesian martial arts flick The Raid 2 hits Blu-Ray from eOne Films tomorrow - July 8th - and they've offered up five free copies to you, the faithful Twitch readers.He thought it was over. After fighting his way... More »
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Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To See GHOST IN THE SHELL Director Oshii Mamoru In Person!

Hey, Toronto! The Twitch-presented mini-retrospective of the film of anime icon Oshii Mamoru gets under way this weekend with the director himself in town for an on stage In Conversation With interview and to introduce his landmark film Ghost In... More »
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Mathis Landwehr Is A HARD BOILED COP

Regular readers of Twitch should be well familiar with Mathis Landwehr at this point, the German actor and screen fighter having popped up in these pages a number of times over the years. And he crosses our path once again... More »
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Meet The Hashtronaut 6000 In The First Images From Stoner Comedy AMSTARDAM

UK based commercial and music video directors The Lennox Brothers make the jump to features with their upcoming stoner comedy AmStarDam and while mileage on these sorts of things generally varies wildly based largely on whether audiences have consumed substances... More »
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Kevin Smith Planning TUSK Spin Off YOGA HOSERS

It would appear that Kevin Smith and Steven Soderbergh are locked into a duel to the death to see which of them can direct the most stuff after announcing a retirement from directing. Not, of course, that we're complaining about... More »
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Love Is HARD TO GET In Slick South African Crime Romance

The opening slot at the 2014 Durban International Film Festival belongs to Hard To Get, the debut feature from Zee Ntuli. And while the title promises that the lead actress may be hard to get this one certainly doesn't look... More »
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Intriguing South African Documentary SHIELD AND SPEAR Examines Integration Through Art

We somehow overlooked Petter Ringbom's Shield And Spear when it screened at HotDocs here in Toronto but it returns to our attention now thanks to its selection at South Africa's Durban International Film Festival. And good thing, too, because this... More »
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Cheerily Lo-Fi Ghanaian Crime Musical COZ OV MONI 2: FOKN REVENGE Trailer Charms

A rap musical from Ghana? A crime comedy told entirely in pidgin English? Ghanaian rap duo Fokn Bois broke new ground with their first offering - the original Coz Ov Moni was reportedly the first ever pidgin musical ever made... More »
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Banned South African Action Film JOE BULLET Storms Back To Screens With Restored Release

Produced in 1971, Louis de Witt's South African crime film Joe Bullet was one of the first films from that nation to feature an all black cast. Of course, in 1971 South Africa was also in the grips of the... More »
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