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.

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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Check Out Three Alternate Posters For Fabrice du Welz's COLT 45

Fabrice du Welz is having himself quite a year with his Alleluia premiering in Cannes and his dark action film Colt 45 gearing up for French theatrical release. And while things are relatively quiet on the Alleluia front we've gotten... More »
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Scott Adkins And Wu Jing In First SPECIAL FORCE: WOLF WARRIOR Teaser

Chinese martial arts star Wu Jing sits in the director's seat for the upcoming Special Force: Wolf Warrior - a project previously known just as Wolf - but you know he's not going to let his international co-star Scott Adkins... More »
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THE DEAD LANDS: Maori Warriors Battle In First Teaser For Toa Fraser's Period Action Epic

Soon to have its world premiere as part of the Special Presentations program at the Toronto International Film Festival, director Toa Fraser breaks new ground with his upcoming feature The Dead Lands. An entirely Maori language action-drama set before the... More »
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COLD HARBOUR: Watch The Trailer For The South African Crime Thriller

Carey McKenzie's Cold Harbour won a glowing review from our own Stuart Muller after its world premiere in Durban and if you're wondering why ... well, the first trailer below should give you a solid indication. Here's how the festival... More »
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Watch The Trailer For Hasan Karacadag's POISON X

Turkey's most prolific purveyor of things that go bump in the night is back and doing what he does best with the upcoming Poison X. Produced by J-Plan in association with Taff Pictures, Project X again taps into regional folklore... More »
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Watch The Trailer For Jenna Bass' LOVE THE ONE YOU LOVE

Jenna Bass' debut feature Love The One You Love has quickly emerged as a buzz title - arguably THE buzz title - at the Durban International Film Festival with chatter following the premiere of the gushingly positive variety and for... More »
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Durban 2014 Review: Kenyan Crime Thriller VEVE Is A Damp Misfire

Though it boasts handsome production values and Tom Tykwer amongst its producer team, Kenyan crime thriller Veve is otherwise a catalog of missed and squandered opportunities, a thriller that simply fails to thrill thanks to a script overstuffed with unengaging... More »
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Durban 2014 Review: LOVE THE ONE YOU LOVE Is A Luminous, Perplexing, Engrossing Debut

Kennel worker Sandile and phone sex operator Terri have an unusual problem: Their life together is too good. They're perfect together. Their friends say so, holding the duo up as the ideal to which they aspire. Sandile's mother is pressing... More »
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Durban 2014 Review: BETI AND AMARE Is A Bizarre Ethiopian Oddity

It is 1936 and Mussolini is on the move, the fascist leader's troops pressing into Ethiopia to increase their foothold in Africa. Fearing the worst teenaged girl Beti is sent away from the big city by her mother to live... More »
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Durban 2014 Review: HARD TO GET Is Easy To Love

Over the past few years there has been an unmistakable sense that South Africa is a film nation on the rise and if that is, indeed, the case then its continued ascent will rest on the shoulders of bright young... More »
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First Live Action PARASYTE Teaser Arrives

After years of development and a false start involving The Grudge helmer Shimizu Takashi, the first part of Japanese live action adaptation of Iwaki Hitoshi's popular scifi / horror manga Parasyte hits local screens in November from director Yamazaki Takashi.The... More »
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Full Trailer For Sono's TOKYO TRIBE Pushes The Crazy To Epic Levels

This would appear to be a rather good time for fans of Japanese cinematic excess. After stints of varying length demonstrating to the world that they are capable of creating 'proper grown up cinema', Japan's two reigning kings of on... More »
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Watch An Extended Trailer For Studio Ghibli's WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE

Studio Ghibli have been winning praise for The Secret World Of Arrietty director Yonebayashi Hiromasa's adaptation of Joan G. Robinson's children's novel When Marnie Was There and with the film freshly on Japanese screens a new extended trailer has arrived... More »
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Mathieu Kassovitz Puts On A New Face In French Thriller UN ILLUSTRE INCONNU (AN ILLUSTRIOUS UNKNOWN)

When was the last time there was a high end thriller based on disguise? I honestly can't recall the last time someone went down this road but French director Matthieu Delaporte has done so with leading man Mathieu Kassovitz in... More »
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Trip Out With The US Trailer For Neo-Giallo THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY'S TEARS

American theaters are going to be exposed to a blast of hyper-stylized oddity on August 29th. That would be when Strand Releasing will begin the theatrical run of Amer duo Bruno Frozani and Helene Cattet's sophomore film The Strange Color... More »
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Win A CUBAN FURY Poster And Blu-Ray

Nick Frost and Chris O'Dowd star in Cuban Fury as - of all things - rivals competing for the same woman (Rashida Jones) with the power of salsa dance. The UK comedy hits DVD and Blu-Ray on July 29th and... More »
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The Tourists Are Coming In New VIKING VAMPIRES Teaser

The tourists are headed to Norway and so are the Viking Vampires and who will survive the bloody conflict? Hint: The Vikings are already dead so there's really not much that tourists can do to them other than be annoying.... More »
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Watch An Exclusive Clip From VIDEO GAMES: THE MOVIE

Old school gamers will be able to get their Pong on with documentary feature Video Games: The Movie beginning its theatrical run on Friday - you can find locations on the official website - and hitting VOD tomorrow. Sean Astin... More »
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