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.

Wahlberg. MacFarlane. Semen. It's The TED 2 Trailer.

Let's be honest: You already know everything you need to know to know if you're part of the audience for Seth MacFarlane's Ted 2. The first Ted was something of a surprise hit, performing at a level WAY above what... More »
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AVENGERS 2: AGE OF ULTRON Big Game Spot Reveals ... Well, Not Much Of Anything That Hasn't Already Been.

The Game Whose Name Must Not Be Mentioned Allowed Except By Official Sponsors is just around the corner, triggering a wave of new promo spots and trailers for upcoming blockbuster fare. And Marvel is in on the act with a... More »
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Teaser For French Fantasy CASSANDRA Promises Great Things

I've long been of the opinion that sword and sorcery type films are the absolute hardest to get right. Slip on the tone or the look just the tiniest little bit and things can go off the rails so very,... More »
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CHASUKE'S JOURNEY: Check The First Images From Sabu's Berlin-Selected Latest

Prolific Japanese director Sabu teams up with Kitano Takeshi's Office Kitano for his latest effort, an adaptation of his own novel Ten No Chasuke - known simply in English as Chasuke's Journey.In the afterlife, busy playwrights are writing scenarios for... More »
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THE BUNKER: Poster Debut And First Clip For Nikias Chryssos' Berlin Selected Dark Satire

Young German director Nikias Chryssos first appeared in these pages way back in 2009 with his acclaimed short film Tower Block and he now returns with his debut feature film - the dark satire The Bunker. A young student is... More »
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50 SHADES Star Jamie Dornan Keeps His Pants On In First Shot From Aja's THE 9TH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX

It's going to be a big year for Ireland's Jamie Dornan ... Already turning heads and winning acclaim for his dark turn on Irish / UK television thriller The Fall he will, of course, be front and center very soon... More »
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With Albert Shin's IN HER PLACE Has The Next Great Korean Drama Come From ... Canada? Watch The Theatrical Trailer Now!

A selection of the Toronto International Film Festival and the San Sebastian Film Festival, Albert Shin's In Her Place feels very much like a film dislocated in both time in place - and fascinatingly so. A Canadian production now up... More »
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Benson And Moorhead's SPRING Hits US Screens Of All Varieties March 20th

While we've known for a while that Drafthouse Films and FilmBuff were teaming up to release Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson's Spring across the US we didn't know when, exactly. But now we do.The two companies are teaming up with... More »
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Be Who You Want To Be, But Only For 12 Hours A Day In Scifi Short REALITY+

Imagine you could see yourself however you wanted - all of your imperfections, everything about your physical appearance that you dislike instantly removed and replaced by the idealized version of yourself. And imagine that you could project that perfect you... More »
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Turkish Horror Goes For The Big Jumps In HELAK: KAYIP KOY Trailer

Subtle? I don't think anybody will be saying that about writer-director Özgür Bakar's upcoming Turkish horror film Helak: Kayip Koy. From pictures flying off walls to rivers full of floating corpses to assorted spirits getting up close and personal there... More »
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Things Go Bump In The Trailer For James Lee's SUNTI @ FACEBOOK

It was all the way back in December of 2012 that Twitch wrote about prolific Malaysian director James Lee wrapping principal photography on his teen horror film Sunti @ Facebook. We posted a gallery of behind the scenes shots at... More »
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Watch The International Trailer For RUBBER Director's REALITE!

Whether you love him or hate him there's no arguing the fact that there's simply nobody else quite like Rubber and Wrong director Quentin Dupieux these days. The musician turned director has been baffling and / or delighting audiences around... More »
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RYUZO AND THE SEVEN HENCHMEN: Full Trailer For Kitano's Geriatric Gangster Comedy

Having spent a lifetime garnering international fame for his violent gangster cinema, Kitano Takeshi is getting old. This fact is clearly not lost on the veteran prankster as the comedian turned criminal auteur - never shy about laying on the... More »
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THE FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot Teaser Wants Us To Be Ready ...

The latest superhero franchise to get itself a rapid fire reboot - joining Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk in that regard - is The Fantastic Four and while news of the previous two franchises getting a fresh start was met... More »
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Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Alex de la Iglesia's DAY OF THE BEAST!

Hey, Toronto! Twitch is proud to present Dancing With The Devil - an extensive retrospective of Spanish maverick Alex de la Iglesia unspooling at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Things kick off this week with a January 30th screening of his... More »
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Watch Shimizu's Complete NIGHTCRY Short And Support The Video Game!

It was about three weeks ago that we first wrote about NightCry, a new video game project from Clock Tower creator Kono Hifumi with The Grudge director Shimizu Takashi on board as a creative producer while also directing a short... More »
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Kasey Lansdale Has POSTPARTUM, Watch The Teaser Now

For those arching an eyebrow at the name, yes. Kasey Lansdale is indeed the daughter of acclaimed author Joe R Lansdale and she takes a starring in role in Postpartum - the fourth short film directed by Izzy Lee in... More »
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ANOTHER WORLD: Check Out The Trailer For The Israeli Zombie Film

We've been keeping our eye on Israeli director Eitan Reuven and his zombie apocalypse film Another World for quite some time now and with the film now complete and through its festival run a new poster and theatrical trailer have... More »
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GENTLE: Watch Dustin Nguyen In Vietnamese Dostoyevsky Adaptation

A selection of the 2014 Busan International Film Festival, Dustin Nguyen plays the lead in Le Van Kiet's Gentle - an adaptation of the Dostoyevsky short story of the same name. A dark drama revolving around a pawn shop owner... More »
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Thai Villagers Battle The BLACK DEATH In Period Horror

Zombies are coming to Thailand! Or, rather, they've already been there and rather a long time ago according to the premise of upcoming Thai horror Black Death. A period set affair in which a strange plague besets a remote village... More »
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