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.

Check Out BLACK OUT Director Arne Toonen's Juvenile Gangsters In DE BOSKAMPI'S Trailer

[Updated with English subtitled version and even more fun when you can understand what they're saying!]Dutch helmer Arne Toonen burst on to our radar here at TwitchFilm a few years back with the release of his 2012 feature Black Out.... More »
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WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE's Max Records Declares I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER

Though you might be inclined to think otherwise, Where The Wild Things Are star Max Records is declaring I Am Not A Serial Killer as the lead in Isolation helmer Billy O'Brien's adaptation of Dan Wells novel of the same... More »
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Things Take A Darker Turn In The Trailer For Oshii's Live Action PATLABOR: THE NEXT GENERATION Movie

Ghost In The Shell helmer Oshii Mamoru has been clear about his intentions for his live action Patlabor: The Next Generation project right from the beginning. Like the original animated effort the story would begin with a light hearted, comedy... More »
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Hey, Canada! Watch Films Made In Canada! At The Cinema!

What's that? You live in Canada and you're baffled by the fact that it's next to impossible to go to a Canadian cinema and find a Canadian film on the big screen? Well, yes, that is - historically speaking -... More »
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Take A First Look At Erik Matti's HONOR THY FATHER

It's shaping up to be a busy year for On The Job director Erik Matti, with multiple projects on his slate. Up first - and now in production - is crime thriller Honor Thy Father, the story of a family... More »
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Crowdfund This! Anya Beyersdorf's Creepy VAMPIR!

Get the wallets warmed up, kids, because acclaimed Australian writer-director Anya Beyersdorf is looking for a modest bit of support to bring her Vampir to life. VAMPIR is the story of Vladimir, a strange loner who lives in an old... More »
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Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Alex de la Iglesia's A FERPECT CRIME!

Hey, Toronto! Twitch is proud to present Dancing With The Devil - an extensive retrospective of Spanish maverick Alex de la Iglesia unspooling at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Things continue this week with a March 3rd screening of his A... More »
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THE CORPSE OF ANNA FRITZ Trailer Secures Its Position As Most Controversial Film Of SXSW

A beautiful young actress dies and a group of drunken young men can't resist the chance to see the corpse of a woman they've idolized in the morgue and ... yep. It goes there. Selected as part of the Midnighters... More »
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Check Out Phantom City Creative's Gorgeous THE VOID Poster Art

Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie's The Void just got a whole lot prettier with this fabulous one sheet created by Justin Erickson at Phantom City Creative. Now crowdfunding support to get their creature shop up and running well in advance... More »
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A Nightmarish Vision Of Impending Parenthood In Özkan Aksular's MUNAFIK Teaser

A simple concept very well executed is what you get in the teaser for Özkan Aksular's upcoming Turkish horror film Munafik (Hypocrites). While it's hard to get too specific with English language information on the film - the never reliable... More »
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Biplanes Battle In Turkey's SON MEKTUP

Biplanes swoop and spin, cannons pound away on war ships, guns blaze, heroes weep, and things are just generally epic sized in the teaser for Özhan Eren's upcoming Turkish war picture Son Mektup. Set during the Battle of Gallipoli in... More »
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Watch A Trio Of Clips From Sabu's CHASUKE'S JOURNEY

Single named Japanese writer-director Sabu has long been a favorite around these parts thanks to his clever and highly literate tweakings of genre conventions. Sabu is clearly someone who knows and loves conventional genre film while also being the sort... More »
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SHINJUKU SWAN: Watch The Teaser For Yet Another Now Sono Sion Film

There are American directors for whom six feature films represents a lifetime of work. For Japan's Sono Sion, six pictures will reportedly be his output for 2015 alone. Prolific? Oh, yes, on a scale that's going to make it very... More »
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Full ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM Trailer Promises A Glossy Oddity

Matsui Yusei's manga Assassination Classroom is every bit as odd as the premise suggests. The story of a bright yellow, octopus-like alien creature that arrives on Earth after having destroyed most of the moon and announces he will soon do... More »
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Review: '71, A Remarkably Assured, Emotionally Powerful Debut

Yann Demange is very clearly a filmmaker who knows what sort of stories he wants to tell and how he wants to tell them, the sort who clearly knows his own skill set, how to best put it to use,... More »
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Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Hou Hsiao-hsien's MILLENNIUM MAMBO!

While we've been rather fixated on the Alex de la Iglesia retrospective running at Toronto's TIFF Bell Lightbox right now - as we should be, being that we're presenting it - there's plenty of other good stuff going on there,... More »
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CATCH ME DADDY: Watch The Teaser For The UK Thriller

Prolific music video director Daniel Wolfe made the sort of splash with his debut feature, Catch Me Daddy, that most can only dream of. Following a premiere in Cannes the film went on to a lengthy festival run that included... More »
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Dick Maas' Killer Lion Will PREY On Amsterdam

He's brought us a possessed elevator with The Lift. He unleashed Christmas horrors with Sint. And now veteran Dutch helmer Dick Maas is poised to release a hungry lion on the streets of Amsterdam with his next feature, Prey, now... More »
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Verhoeven's ELLE Promises Parisian Perversion

Dutch helmer Paul Verhoeven is back in the saddle with Elle, just the fourth directorial effort from the prolific auteur since the turn of the millennium and his first ever in the French language. But while the language may be... More »
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The Trailer For Matt Lucas' POMPIDOU Will Make You Want To Stab Out Your Eyes

Hands up everyone who remembers when Matt Lucas was funny. And I don't just mean a little bit funny ... during the first couple seasons of Little Britain, Lucas was arguably one of the funniest men on the planet. But... More »
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