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.

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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THE ABSENT ONE: Watch The Full Trailer For The Danish Thriller

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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Exclusive First Stills From L Gustavo Cooper's JUNE

L Gustavo Cooper has wrapped production on his 'coming-of-rage' story June with Kennedy Brice (The Walking Dead) in the title role as a young girl dealing with a demonic presence.June is a horror story about an innocent 9-year-old orphan girl... More »
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Drafthouse Films Acquires Cannes Award Winner THE TRIBE

Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's The Tribe turned many heads when it premiered in Cannes and not just for the image above. A major award winner in the Critics Week selection, The Tribe plays out entirely in a Ukrainian boarding school for the... More »
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First Images From TALE 52 Director's WEDNESDAY 04:45

It was all the way back in the autumn of 2008 that we first wrote about Greek director Alexis Alexiou and his mind bending debut film Tale 52, a great favorite of ours in the Toronto International Film Festival selection... More »
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Greek Vampire Must Dance In Yiannis Veslemes' Trippy NORWAY

Things have been weird in Greek cinema for a while now thanks to the rise of Yorgos Lanthimos and his ilk but they're about to get weird in a whole new way with the arrival of Yiannis Veslemes' Karlovy Vary... More »
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NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN: Watch An Exclusive Clip!

Katrin Gebbe's acclaimed drama Nothing Bad Can Happen expands its theatrical run to New York City tomorrow (July 3rd) after a successful stint in LA and we've got an exclusive clip from the searing tale to share. Inspired by atrocious... More »
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WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE: Watch The Trailer For Ghibli's Latest!

The Secret World Of Arrietty director Yonebayashi Hiromasa returns to Japanese screens in July with his Studio Ghibli produced adaptation of Joan G. Robinson's children's novel When Marnie Was There and with the release rapidly approaching the first trailer has... More »
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Absolutely Gorgeous Concept Art For Julien Mokrani's Alex Aja Produced Adaptation Of French Graphic Novel LES SENTINELLES

Oh, golly. We brought word back in July that Welcome To Hoxford director Julien Mokrani was teaming with producer Alex Aja to bring an adaptation of French graphic novel Les Sentinelles to the big screen. And now we've got an... More »
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