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.

Kitano Pits Old School Versus New In First RYUZO 7 Teaser!

After spending the past few years in the ultra violent world of his Outrage films iconic writer-director-performer Kitano Takeshi is looking to put a more comedic spin on yakuza culture with his latest, the upcoming Ryuzo 7 (Ryuzo to Shichinin... More »
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First Two Images From Stuart Willis' RESTORATION

It was not so long ago that we were writing about Australian director Stuart Willis' crowd funding campaign to support his science fiction mini series Restoration. Well, after a successful campaign the footage is now in the can, the show... More »
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Gorgeous New Poster Art For Benni Diez's Horror Comedy STUNG

We've been keeping an eye on the progress of Benni Diez's upcoming horror comedy Stung right from the beginning here at Twitch [And, full disclosure, that's been an easy thing to do given that I'm a credited exec producer on... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Exclusive Clip And New Red Band Trailer For Sono's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL

Drafthouse Films is bringing the madness to US shores with Sono Sion's Why Don't You Play In Hell hitting select theaters and VOD platforms across the nation on November 7th and we've got an exclusive clip from the film along... More »
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Crowdfund This! Acclaimed Filmmaker Nick Ryan Brings 1916 Dublin To Life With 6 DAYS OF THE RISING

A bloody conflict whose tale has seldom been told, the 1916 Easter Rising not only permanently changed the city of Dublin but Ireland as a whole with the reverberations felt much farther than that. And now acclaimed filmmaker Nick Ryan... More »
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Watch The Orozco Brothers' Colombian SciFi Short SINGULAR

Juan Felipe and Carlos Esteban Orozco are familiar names around these parts, the Colombian brother duo responsible for the dark thriller Saluda Al Diablo De Mi Parte a few years back. Blessed with a phenomenal visual style it's really just... More »
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First Art For Gaspar Noe's LOVE

There's still surprisingly little information available for Irreversible and Enter The Void director Gaspar Noe's upcoming Love - a film the director says will "give guys a hard-on and make girls cry" - but with production reportedly under way since... More »
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Crowdfund This: POV Filmmaking Goes HARDCORE

Oh, my. It's kind of amazing that nobody died in the making of Ilya Naishuller's Hardcore given the sort of risks that were clearly taken while making it and action fans should be very, very glad that they took those... More »
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Get Behind The Scenes Of Panna Rittikrai's VENGEANCE OF AN ASSASSIN

Though the now sadly departed action maestro Panna Rittikrai was best known as a fight choreographer thanks to his long history with Ong Bak star Tony Jaa his skill set actually ran far deeper than that and I would suggest... More »
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First Poster Art For Indie Action GRIDLOCKED

It was back in May of 2013 that we first wrote about Toronto based indie director Allan Ungar. He was wrapping up Tapped at the time, a gritty fight drama starring former karate world champ Cody Hackman opposite Michael Biehn... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Poster For Blomkamp's CHAPPIE

He's carved out a reputation as arguably the leading purveyor of high octane science fiction laced with heady ideas in the world today, more or less occupying the space that Steven Spielberg filled in his earlier days. And now it... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Jealousy Is A Monster Named Philippe. Watch Stellar Short GREEN EYED Now!

A stellar little gem of a short that turned up at Fantastic Fest a couple editions back as part of a lengthy festival run, Nathaniel Lindsay's Green Eyed has finally arrived online in its entirety. Yep, the keen eyed among... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Thomas Ikimi's NOSTRADAMUS Is Coming! Watch An Excerpt Now!

We've been fans of UK based director Thomas Ikimi here at Twitch since all the way back in 2004 when he appeared on the scene with Limbo, an impressive microbudget thriller made back in the days before microbudget was even... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Balaguero's SLEEP TIGHT Writer Takes A Bloody Trip To SUMMER CAMP In First Trailer

It was in the midst of his run behind the scenes of one of the largest and most successful horror franchises in recent history that [REC] director Jaume Balaguero opted to step away temporarily from the first person zombie mayhem... More »
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Nicolas Winding Refn's Next Is Horror Picture THE NEON DEMON

It's amazing, really, that it's taken this long for Denmark's Nicolas Winding Refn - a man who has gone on record repeatedly naming The Texas Chain Saw Massacre as the greatest film ever made - to direct a horror film.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Korean Horror MOURNING GRAVE At The Reel Asian Festival!

Yes, Toronto, the Reel Asian Festival is upon us again with this year's impressive slate of films running at venues around the city from November 6th through 16th. And once again Twitch is on board as a community sponsor which... More »
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It's THE BAYR SHOW! Now With Added Belt!

You know what you get when you give everyone the means to reach everyone online in an instant? You get a talk show hosted by a little blue puppet bear interviewing Hugh Jackman's belt, that's what you get. It's The... More »
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The Surf Flows Red In Cult Throwback TERRITORIAL PISSINGS

A fifty year storm, post apocalyptic gangs and surfing ... that's the template for Juancho Otalvaro's Territorial Pissings, a deliberate throwback to the cult movies of the 80s.Sometime during the 1980s a storm began, and for 50 years it did... More »
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Meet The Characters Of Colombian Super Hero Film ZAMBO DENDE

It was just a couple weeks ago that Twitch caught wind of Chilean martial artist Marko Zaror joining the cast of Zambo Dende - an adaptation of a Colombian super hero comic book being backed by Disney - and we've... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Halloween Twitches: Our Favorite Film Ghosts

(If there's something strange, in the neighborhood, who ya gonna call? Twitch!) As Jack Skellington's minions so gleefully sang in The Nightmare Before Christmas: "This is Halloween, this is Halloween, Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!". So we here at Twitch decided... More »
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