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.

Head Underground With The Teaser For Dark Norwegian Comedy PROLETAR

Expect to hear morefrom young Norwegian director Øyvind Holtmon over the next few years. His short film, Proletar, has been nominated as the best student film in all of Scandinavia and it's not hard at all to see why from... More »
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Adkins, Jaa, Bautista, St Pierre And Newcomer Alain Moussi Star In Stephen Fung's KICKBOXER Remake

While it may fall to newcomer Alain Moussi to fill Jean Claude Van Damme's shoes in the Stephen Fung (Tai Chi Hero) directed remake of Kickboxer he's going to have some familiar - and dangerous - faces around him rounding... More »
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The Craft Goes To Sweden With The First Teaser For CIRKELN (THE CIRCLE)

You may have expected there to be a wave of young adult oriented fantasy film to arise in Sweden following the runaway international success of Let The Right One In but, surprisingly, there was not. Adaptations of the original author's... More »
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Watch The Disgusting Red Band Trailer For SEPTIC MAN

When you set out to make a movie called Septic Man you have to figure it's a bit of validation, a bit of a pat on the back and job well done, when the MPAA assesses you an R rating... More »
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COLT 45: Watch The Second Trailer For Du Welz's Ultra Slick Action Flick

Well, now. If the idea of Calvaire and Vinyan director Fabrice du Welz tackling a dark crime / action thriller wasn't enough to get you all excited and the stellar first trailer for his upcoming Colt 45 wasn't enough to... More »
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Behold! It's THE KILLER ROBOTS! CRASH AND BURN Trailer!

Manborg may soon have some company in his very odd land of campy lo-fi post-apocalypse scifi with the imminent arrival of The Killer Robots! Crash And Burn! A big screen outing from scifi themed Florida based rock and roll oddballs... More »
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Innaritu's BIRDMAN International Trailer Smells Like Balls. Glorious, Wonderful Balls.

Whatever you may be doing right now, this is better.Soon to open the Venice Film Festival and close New York, Alejandro Innaritu appears poised to single handedly revive Michael Keaton's career with Birdman. A dark comedy reportedly shot to feel... More »
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McConaughey Takes To The Skies In Second Trailer For Nolan's INTERSTELLAR

We've long known that director Christopher Nolan could lay on the spectacle with the best of them while also rating as one of the stronger idea men working in mainstream Hollywood. And it is becoming increasingly clear that he's adding... More »
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Talking CALVARY With Writer-Director John Michael McDonagh

It was back in January that I had the chance to attend the world premiere of John Michael McDonagh's thoroughly remarkable Calvary at the Sundance Film Festival and came away feeling that I had just shared in something special, a... More »
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Review: CALVARY, A Tragic, Devastating Masterpiece

John Michael McDonagh's 2011 directorial debut The Guard was one of the stronger debut films of recent years, combining as it did McDonagh's fabulous script, a strong but not overwhelming sense of visual style and a blazing performance from leading... More »
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Stunt Man Takes The Lead IN THE HERO

Ah, the lowly suit actor ... a somewhat uniquely Japanese phenomenon, the name reserved for the action performers whose faces will never be seen on screen despite years put in making others look good. They're the guys inside the hero... More »
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The DEAD HEARTS Keep Beating In Trailer For Whimsical Horror Short

Ah, to be young, a mortician and in love. Such is the case in writer-director Stephen W. Martin's short film Dead Hearts and it would appear he's got quite the charmer on his hands.Dead Hearts is a whimsical, gothic bedtime... More »
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Archie Kao And Anita Yuen Visit THE DEATHDAY PARTY

You just know from the title that whatever Archie Kao and Anita Yuen find at The Deathday Party they're probably not going to like it very much. But they're going anyway, whether they want to or not, and we've got... More »
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Dave McKean, Moorhead / Benson, Strickland, Miike And Du Welz Head Toronto's Vanguard

Like a bit of art with your weird? Then get yourself to the Vanguard program at the Toronto International Film Festival, home to the edgy stuff with emotional heft. And what will you find there? Resolution duo Aaron Moorhead and... More »
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Sono, Smith And Balaguero Anchor Toronto's Midnight Madness Lineup

Looking for the latest doses of cinematic insanity from Sono Sion, Kevin Smith and Jaume Balaguero? Anxious for the return of Rare Exports director Jalmari Helander? Lusting after Not Quite Hollywood director Mark Hartley's return to documentary? Well, get yourself... More »
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First Images And Teaser From Fredrik Hana's AUTUMN HARVEST

We've been keeping an eye on Norway's Fredrik Hana in these parts for quite some time now. We first wrote about his work back in 2009 with his short film Transsexual Express and checked back in in 2011 with time... More »
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DEALER: WTFilms Take International Sales Rights On Eve Of World Premiere At Fantasia, Watch An Exclusive Clip Now

It was back in April that we first introduced readers to Jean Luc Herbulot and his stylish, low budget, French crime thriller Dealer and with the film set to have its world premiere today at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal... More »
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Don't Die In Canada, Watch The Trailer For Kevin Smith's TUSK Instead

Cue up the Beatles jokes as regards Justin Long in Kevin Smith's gonzo horror film Tusk because the new trailer is arrived and, yup, it's every bit as odd as you might expect.Long stars with Michael Parks, Genesis Rodriguez and... More »
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Ning Hao Gets His Apatow On With New Comedy BREAKUP BUDDIES

Chinese director Ning Hao has won a legion of fans at home - and a decent sized cult around the globe - thanks to his quirky sense of humor, an element typically woven into stories based in other genres, and... More »
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First Teaser For Miike's Bloody Manga Adaptation AS GOD SAYS

What does God say?If you're Japanese cult auteur Miike Takashi evidently he says "Lay on the blood!" And ever the diligent sort, that's exactly what Miike is doing with his live action adaptation of Kanshiro Muneyuki and Fujimura Akeji's manga... More »
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