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.

Ladies And Gentlemen, Video Footage Of Todd Brown (Among Others) Being Punched In The Face In Glorious Slow Motion

Oh, look ... it's a fist slamming into my face in slow motion. And there's another one. Yes, kids, in a move some of you may appreciate more than others it's the video montage of the Fantastic Debates featuring violence... More »
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Fantastic Fest 2014 Wrap: Over 70 Movies Reviewed + Our Top Picks!

Holy Toledo is that headline correct? Yes Twitch has reviews published for over 70 of the films that played at Fantastic Fest 2014! (There were 76 non-repertory films screened at Fantastic Fest 2014). So why were we slacking? Well... More »
  

The Innoversity Summit Pitch Competition Entry Deadline Is Approaching! Pitch Your Idea, Win Prizes And Industry Mentorships!

[With the deadline rapidly approaching the Innoversity Pitch Competition has just added a major new VFX award to the prize pool, raising the total value of available prizes to a quarter million dollars. Click here for all the details.]Got a... More »
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First Poster Art For Indie Vigilante Picture THE DEMOLISHER

It was back in June that we first brought stills from Gabriel Carrer's vigilante action picture The Demolisher, much impressed by the look and feel of this Canadian indie. Well, I've had the chance to see some footage since then... More »
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Papers At The Ready For The First Clip From Stoner Comedy AMSTARDAM

It's been some time now since we last heard from the Lennox Brothers' stoner comedy AmStarDam but the film has emerged from a haze of smoke with its first clip ...Jack comes to Amsterdam to find his father and, through... More »
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That Guy's Got A CROW HAND!!!

Egad! That guy's got a crow for a hand! Yup, it does what it says on the tin and Brian Lonano has just released a brief teaser for his latest short Crow Hand!!! Check it out below.... More »
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Crowdfund This: Ashlea Wessel's INK Promises Atmospheric Horror

Here's one thing I know about Ashlea Wessel's upcoming short film Ink: It's going to look fantastic. An award winning photographer, Wessel is making her directing debut with the proposed horror short and she's looking for a little bit of... More »
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Watch The Fabulous Teaser For Indie Animation URBANCE And Help Bring It To Life!

Heads up animation fans, director Joel Dos Reis Viegas' indie effort Urbance may just be your new favorite thing and he's looking for your help to bring it to life."In a post-modern city torn by street violence, sex is prohibited... More »
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Watch The US Trailer For Fantastic Fest Winner THE BABADOOK

Fresh from its near-sweep of the horror categories at Fantastic Fest, IFC Midnight have released the US trailer for Jennifer Kent's Australian horror film The Babadook. A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her... More »
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China Blocks Nicolas Cage's OUTCAST Hours Before Release

While Hollywood continues to scramble after rapidly growing Chinese box office numbers the unpredictability and risk of the market and it's often unpredictable censorship laws continues to inspire a certain degree of fear. And Nicolas Cage starring period action film... More »
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Watch The Trailer For Michael Mann's Cybercrime Thriller BLACKHAT

Does the idea of a Norse god tapping away on a keyboard get you all hot and bothered to give away your money? Well, then, you're in luck! The first trailer for Michael Mann cybercrime thriller Blackhat - starring Thor's... More »
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Hey, Toronto! Get Your Craven On With The Twitch-Curated Mini Retrospective! Tickets On Sale Now!

Heads up, Wes Craven fans! Twitch is proud to present Wes Craven: Dreams, Screams And Nightmares - an eight film mini-retrospective of the horror master's work screening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto from October 3 through October 21st.... More »
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Watch The Complete WASTELANDER PANDA: EXILE For Free Now!

Fresh from its premiere at Fantastic Fest the complete run of Victoria Cocks' post-apocalyptic web series Wastelander Panda: Exile is now available online for free viewing worldwide! Here's how I pitched the series in my Fantastic Fest program notes: The... More »
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Flip van der Kuil Drunkenly Reviews Flip van der Kuil And Steffen Haars' BROS BEFORE HOS

Shit, the guy sitting next to me is now drained. I think he's an Italian or something. He has as much as I drank half a bottle of vodka, but he's really bad. His eyes closed. Vodka was really tasty.... More »
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Nikolas List Drunkenly Reviews Nikolas List's TOMBVILLE

Tombille is no film on the virility Loccasioon finally got to put on Jai ran all my fantansmes If you think I fuck you Jai shoots the mother of my son is doing viloler by a group of men Jen... More »
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Watch A Fistful Of Deleted Scenes From THE RAID 2

What's that? The massive two and a half hour run time of Gareth Evans' The Raid 2 isn't enough for you? Well, handily enough Evans has more and he wants to share it with you. Yep, we've got a fistful... More »
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Mark Dacascos Will Fight For ULTIMATE JUSTICE

It's time for Mark Dacascos to stop cooking and get back to fighting and that's exactly what he's doing, stepping out of Iron Chef mode and back to his Crying Freeman, The Crow and Brotherhood Of The Wolf mode with... More »
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Win A Copy Of Grady Hendrix's HORRORSTOR!

Ladies and gentlemen, if you're not yet familiar with the peculiar force of nature known as Grady Hendrix then prepare yourself. The co-founder of the New York Asian Film Festival, the man behind the stellar Kaiju Shakedown blog - which... More »
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In The Ring With BitTorrent: Todd's Complete Text From The Fantastic Debates

The night before last I took the opportunity to shake hands with Leonard Maltin. I was wearing only a pair of shorts at the time, sweat streaming down my torso and I may or may not have been bleeding. "Thank... More »
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Watch Sentai Inspired Uruguayan Scifi Short Z!

Here's a little something unexpected from the halls of the Mercado Fantastico at Fantastic Fest: A scifi / action short film from Uruguay with La Casa Muda director Gustavo Hernandez as an executive producer and Local God writer Santiago Gonzalez... More »
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