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.

SONGS SHE WROTE ABOUT PEOPLE SHE KNOWS: Take A Trip To The Hotel California In This Exclusive Clip

Kris Elgstrand's TIFF-selected musical comedy Songs She Wrote About People She Knows begins the Toronto leg of its public release tomorrow night at the Carlton Cinemas - with the director hosting an evening of alcohol fueled, audience participation songs they... More »
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Byron Mann Lays A Beating In This Clip From Steven Seagal's ABSOLUTION

Steven Seagal returns to screens alongside Vinnie Jones in the upcoming Absolution and while the action veteran is not to be seen in this new, exclusive clip from the film have no fear: co-star Byron Mann's pretty damn good at... More »
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Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To The Premiere Screening Of Kris Elgstrand's SONGS SHE WROTE ABOUT PEOPLE SHE KNOWS And Sing Along!

Hey, Toronto! Here's a little something fun for you! Kris Elgstrand's quirky, TIFF selected musical comedy Songs She Wrote About People She Knows begins its public release today in Vancouver before heading to Toronto's Carlton Cinemas on May 1st, where... More »
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Love And Robots In Finland With LOVEMILLA

It's just another young romance in Teemu Nikki's Lovemilla except that, you know, Milla's alcoholic parents have turned into zombies and her boyfriend has spent all the money they were saving to move out to have himself robotically augmented. And... More »
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First Trailer For Van Warmerdam's SCHNEIDER VS BAX

Following the international success of his most recent effort, Borgman, expectations are running high for Dutch director Alex van Warmerdam's upcoming Schneider vs Bax. the veteran helmer has fused arthouse impulses with a wickedly dark sense of humor throughout his... More »
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More Tony Jaa Versus Wu Jing In Second SPL 2 Trailer!

While Thai martial arts star Tony Jaa may not have gotten a whole load of screen time in Furious 7 it seems like very nearly the entire population of the globe has seen at least a little bit of him... More »
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Blood Window Galas Announced For Cannes 2015

Now entering their second year, the selections of the 2015 Blood Window Galas have been selected for the Cannes Marche Du Film.For the uninitiated, no, this is not a sidebar to the Cannes Film Festival as such but a distinct... More »
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Mattie Do's DEAREST SISTER Begins Production, Check Out The First Stills!

We have been tracking the development of Laotian director Mattie Do's sophomore feature Dearest Sister for quite some time here - actively promoting the crowdfunding campaign that helped fund the picture - and are quite pleased to announce that things... More »
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Studio Ghibli Co-Producing Dudok de Wit's THE RED TURTLE

While famed Japanese production house Studio Ghibli is in the midst of a major transition period with nobody seeming to be sure what - if anything - will be the studio's next steps in Japan following the retirement of co-founder... More »
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Experience The Marvelous Oddity Of Cory McAbee's Small Star Seminar

We make no secret of our love for The American Astronaut and Stingray Sam eccentric Cory McAbee in these parts. A multi-talented musician, writer and director there's simply nobody else quite like McAbee anywhere in the world and any time... More »
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THE WAVE: Disaster Crashes In With The Full Trailer For Roar Uthaug's Latest

It was back in 1934 that one of the more peculiar inland disasters of recent times struck the small Norwegian community of Tafjord, a massive landslide triggering a tsunami that raced along the neighboring fjord - the narrow walls of... More »
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Sono Sion Declares War On Schoolgirls With TAG

You'd think at some point that director Sono Sion would run out of crazy. But nope. Here comes a trailer for another of the whopping six titles the Japanese maverick has slated for release this year and it continues to... More »
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SWEET HOME: Check Out The Trailer For Filmax's Latest Slick Shocker

You just know that when the company responsible for the [REC] franchise titles their latest effort Sweet Home that the home in question will be anything other than sweet. Because, sure, while Spanish production house Filmax may not be just... More »
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PRINCE: Check The Full Trailer For Sam de Jong's Ultra Stylish Coming Of Age Film

Sam de Jong's ultra stylish debut film, Prince, is a strange beast in a host of fascinating ways. A teen coming of age film as filtered through Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers, Prince has the distinction of being the only film... More »
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COMIC 8: CASINO KINGS Trailer Spoofs On THE RAID, HUNGER GAMES With A Big Ass Croc Thrown Into The Mix ...

Like most - I suspect - outside of Indonesia, I have never had the chance to see the original Indonesian comedy Comic 8. But based on the trailer for Anggy Umbara's upcoming sequel Comic 8: Casino Kings I really, really... More »
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Fear The Gourd In Fantastic Creature Short EVIL NATURE

Heads up, creature feature fans, because director Darin Beckstead is brewing up a little something special with Evil Nature. Enlisting the help of the practical FX wizards behind James Gunn's Slither with VFX work by Walt Jones - he's only... More »
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Cannes Expands Official Selection With Latest From Noe, Mendoza, Kawase, Weerasethakul And More

An immediate reaction for many following the first Cannes lineup announcement was, "Where's Gaspar Noe's Love?" Answer: It's in Cannes. The massive French festival has just announced a second volley of selections in the official program - presumably rounding out... More »
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It Comes From Space To Suck Your Blood! Do You Dare Brave The Horrors Of INSECTULA?

It came from space! And it will suck your blood! Behold the terrors of Mike Peterson's Isectula in this exclusive trailer!Peterson and company are eschewing traditional distribution with this one and bringing the film straight to the audience with DVDs,... More »
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Cassel Chills In First PARTISAN Trailer

That iconic French star Vincent Cassel continues to find new facets of himself on screen this far into his career is nothing short of a wonder and the career chameleon takes yet another coldly charismatic turn at the center of... More »
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LOVE AND PEACE: Watch The Gonzo Full Trailer For Sono's Latest

A heartwarming tale of a would-be rock star and his pet turtle. And a cave full of abandoned toys. And a giant monster. That's what Japanese maverick Sono Sion appears to have cooked up with his upcoming Love And Peace... More »
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