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.

Crowdfund This: Fredrik Hana's SISTER HELL Is In Post And Needs Your Help!

Over the course of running things here at Twitch for nearly eleven years now I've had opportunity to come across a pretty solid collection of talents working in the short film world, talents blessed with a force of vision and... More »
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Check The Posters For Luke Jaden's KING RIPPLE

With Keith Stanfield of Short Term 12 - and soon to be much better known as Snoop Dogg in the upcoming Straight Outta Compton - in the lead, we first reported on Luke Jaden's King Ripple back in early July.... More »
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ARCANA: Watch The Gorgeously Grim Teaser For Jeronimo Rocha's Short

How unsettling can thirty nine seconds possibly be? In the hands of Jeronimo Rocha, the answer is 'very'.The Portuguese director first came to our attention here with his scifi / horror short Dedalo - now being developed into a feature... More »
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Charlie Kaufman To Exec Produce TV Adaptation Of Grady Hendrix's HORRORSTOR

Regular readers of this space are well familiar by now with the manic genius of one Mr Grady Hendrix. The former Variety writer, and pink-suited dervish behind (and often in front of) the scenes at the New York Asian Film... More »
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FUCKKKYOUUU: Gorgeous, Bizarre First Images From Eddie Alcazar's Flying Lotus Short

Well now, here's a creative union that appears to be bearing gorgeously bizarre fruit: Indie filmmaker Eddie Alcazar - who we've been tracking in these pages for years - has teamed up with maverick musician Flying Lotus to create Fuckkkyouuu,... More »
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Watch The Ultra Slick Trailer For Malaysian Action POLIS EVO

Malaysia has been steadily upping their game when it comes to action films in recent years with a strong of glossy, high budget efforts making big waves at the local box office. And I think it's fair to say that... More »
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Fantasia 2015 Review: Sono Sion's TAG, Sure There Are Lots Of Japanese Girls In It, But...

Sono Sion's Tag opens with two busloads of Japanese school girls on a trip. It's all soft focus sweetness and light until the buses are attacked by an unseen force - literally a killer wind - and shy teen Mitsuko... More »
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Rowdy Roddy Piper Dies, May He Rest In Peace

The entertainment world has lost a true icon - and a genuinely quality person - with word that wrestling superstar and lead actor in John Carpenter's They Live, Rowdy Roddy Piper, passed away in his sleep last night from cardiac... More »
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THE LAST SURVIVORS: Check Out An Exclusive Clip From Tom Hammock's Post-Apocalyptic Film

Tom Hammock - a frequent collaborator with Adam Wingard, having served as production designer on The Guest and You're Next - steps into the director's chair with post-apocalyptic outing The Last Survivors and with the film due to hit DVD,... More »
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Watch The Gripping Trailer For David Stubbs' True Life Exorcism Doc BELIEF: THE POSSESSION OF JANET MOSES

Sure to provoke strong reactions as it hits the festival circuit, a gripping and troubling trailer has arrived online for David Stubbs' documentary Belief: The Possession Of Janet Moses which peers into the circumstances around the death of a young... More »
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ATTACK ON TITAN: Because Film Cannot Contain It, Check Out The Trailer For The Live Action Television Prequel

Some stories are just too damn big for film. Some, apparently, are even too damn big for TWO films. So what to do when making a live action version of a hugely popular manga and anime series about giant, post... More »
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THE LISTING: Watch The Trailer For Luke Jaden's Fantasia Selected Short

Fresh from the film's premiere at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal, Twitch is proud to present the trailer for Luke Jaden's horror short The Listing. Jaden is no stranger to these pages, the remarkably prolific young writer-director - I believe... More »
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Dreams Aren't All That Get Caught In The KLOVN FOREVER Trailer

Casper and Frank are headed to America in the upcoming Klovn Forever (Klown Forever) and, really, what's the worst that can happen? One of the most outrageous comedies ever returns with the second Klovn feature - following six series of... More »
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A Drunken Literary Road Trip Opens The Netherlands Film Festival, Check The Trailer For J KESSELS

Is it a literary crime noir? A story about the creation of a literary crime noir? Or simply the product of a great deal of drugs and alcohol? That's a principal question behind Erik de Bruyn's big screen adaptation of... More »
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Deepa Mehta Turns To Guns And Crime In First Trailer For Her BEEBA BOYS

Guns and drugs and blood may not be the first things that spring to mind when thinking of acclaimed Canadian director Deepa Mehta but she's setting out to change that with her upcoming effort Beeba Boys. A crime story revolving... More »
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Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To See Kurt Russell And Sylvester Stallone On The Big Screen In Buddy Comedy TANGO AND CASH!

What's that? A chance to catch Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone buddy comedy Tango And Cash on the big screen, projected from 35mm? Damn straight! The Twitch curated Rusellmania: The Legend Of Kurt Russell retrospective continues at the TIFF Bell... More »
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ALLELUIA: Watch An Exclusive Clip From Fabrice du Welz's Acclaimed Shocker

Fabrice du Welz's Cannes selected shocker hits US screens - both in limited theatrical release and on VOD - from Doppelganger Releasing on the 17th, and we're pleased to offer up an exclusive clip from the film here at Twitch.Based... More »
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The Family Business Takes A Very Dark Turn In Super Slick Trailer For Dutch Thriller CLEAN HANDS (SCHONE HANDEN)

Europe has been a hotbed of slick crime thrillers in recent years, the continent breathing a fresh and exciting life into this most American of genres by approaching the rules of the genre from an outsider perspective and building strong... More »
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DOCTOR WHO Returns In September, Why Does He Have A Guitar? Check The New Series Trailer Now.

Peter Capaldi returns as crusty old man Doctor Who in September and he's bringing along Missy and Clara with him according to the brand new trailer for the upcoming ninth series of the classic show. Also, he's showcasing his guitar... More »
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New-School SHERLOCK Gets An Old-School Special. Take A Look At The First Scene!

It's tough times at the BBC these days, with major budget cuts leading to a thousand person layoff and rumblings of more changes in the works. And so, perhaps in the name of generating some positive attention for a change,... More »
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