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.

Sammo Hung Lays Waste In First Shot From THE BODYGUARD

Make no mistake about it: Sammo Hung can still kick your ass. That seems to be the general message delivered by the first image from The Bodyguard, an upcoming big budget feature in which Hung serves as both director and... More »
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Facebook Gets Horrifying In Short Film ALEXIA. Watch It Now!

Social media has introduced a whole host of new phenomena into mainstream culture since it rose to prominence. Some are rather silly. And some - such as the continued life of individual social media profiles after the death of their... More »
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Crowdfund This! Tom Savini And Umberto Lenzi Team Up To Remake NIGHTMARE CITY!

Heads up, classic horror fans, because a couple of huge names are getting together to tackle a major title. Tom Savini is aiming to update Umberto Lenzi's Nightmare City with Lenzi himself on board as a producer and with the... More »
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LITTLE LAMB: Watch The Trailer For Australian Gothic Thriller

Having already wowed 'em at Fantastic Fest and other festivals around the globe, Heidi Douglas' short gothic thriller Little Lamb next arrives at the Hollyshorts festival in LA on March 19th and a new trailer has been released in advance... More »
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CHASUKE'S JOURNEY: Watch The Trailer For Sabu's Latest

Fresh from its premiere in Berlin, Sabu's latest effort is now gearing up for public release in Japan and that means the first trailer for Chasuke's Journey has now arrived online. In the afterlife, busy playwrights are writing scenarios for... More »
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Free Sheila Kearns! Donate To Support The Appeal Of 58 Year Old Grandmother Jailed For Screening THE ABCs OF DEATH.

Sheila Kearns' story is a story both bizarre and excessive, the story of a 58 year old woman sentenced last week to 90 days in prison for the heinous crime of ... showing a movie in class. An appropriate movie?... More »
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The SHE WOLF Team Returns With Dark, Sexy Slasher ALL NIGHT LONG

Argentinian helmer Tamae Garateguy made a quite an impression a couple years back with her feature She Wolf - a hugely stylish black and white psycho sexual thriller that won raves at Fantastic Fest and other festivals around the world.... More »
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RED DRESS: Check A Pair Of Trailers For Ekmund Yong's Short

Though still early in its festival run Ekmund Yong's short film Red Dress is already winning raves and it's not hard to see why. Appearing next at the Asians On Film Festival in LA a pair of trailers have arrived... More »
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There's A Touch Of Wolfenstein In The Trailer For BUNKER OF THE DEAD 3D

In the annals of first person gaming Castle Wolfenstein holds a very special place. For a whole generation of geeky kids - myself included - this was the very first chance to wander through enemy territory seeing things from a... More »
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Is This Where We Fall Into THE VOID?

As Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie move closer to bringing The Void to life on the big screen one important question to be answered is: Where is it? Like, actually, where is it? Where can you go to enter a... More »
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Richard Madden And Michael Smiley Enter GROUP B

A pair of very familiar faces enter a very different sort of world with Richard Madden (Game Of Thrones) and Michael Smiley (Luther, Kill List) taking the leads in Nick Rowland's Group B.Rally driver Shane Hunter is facing his comeback... More »
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Behold The Coming Of BARTKIRA!

A fusion of The Simpsons with Akira? It sounds like something so odd that it must be awesome and that certainly seems to be the case based on the first images and sample animations released from Ryan Humphrey and James... More »
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Miike's YAKUZA APOCALYPSE Poster Arrives Bearing ... Frog?

Miike Takashi has long stated that his goal with upcoming effort Yakuza Apocalypse was to get back to the gonzo efforts of his earlier years. And, yup ... this new theatrical poster is going to arch a few eyebrows, that's... More »
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Furries! With Machine Guns! Isaki Lacuesta's MURIERON Looks Absolutely Gonzo!

Given that the old Alex de la Iglesia is still going strong there doesn't appear to be any particularly pressing need for Spain to discover a new Alex de la Iglesia, but what the hell. Isaki Lacuesta appears to be... More »
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Watch Fernando Urdapilleta's Fabulous Short Film COSITA LINDA (PRETTY LITTLE THING)

Oh, here's a happy treat. While writing about the trailer release for Mexican helmer Fernando Urdapilleta's debut feature, Lonely Stars, I made reference to his earlier short film Pretty Little Thing. And it turns out that with the premiere of... More »
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LONELY STARS Trailer Hits Like A Blast Of Latino John Waters

Mexican director Fernando Urdapilleta burst on to our radar a few years back now with his short film Cosita Linda (Pretty Little Thing), a brilliantly grimy coming of age / revenge tale with a truly shocking twist that burned it... More »
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A Producer Responds To News A Teacher Has Been Jailed For Screening THE ABCs OF DEATH

I'll be honest. When I first heard that substitute teacher Sheila Kearns was facing criminal charges for showing anthology horror project The ABCs Of Death - a project on which I am an associate producer - my response was one... More »
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The Band Is Back Together In Dutch Hip Hop Comedy THE MASTERS

The producer of Dick Maas' horror comedy Sint is taking a turn into very different territory with upcoming comedy The Masters but the results look as though they should prove every bit as successful as the earlier holiday splatter picture.The... More »
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WEDNESDAY 04:45: Take a Look At The First Teaser For Tribeca Selected Thriller

It was all the way back in 2008 that we first fell in love with the work of Greek director Alexis Alexiou here at Twitch. The occasion was his debut feature Tale 52 and we expected great things to come.... More »
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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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