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.

Absolutely Gorgeous Concept Art For Julien Mokrani's Alex Aja Produced Adaptation Of French Graphic Novel LES SENTINELLES

Oh, golly. We brought word back in July that Welcome To Hoxford director Julien Mokrani was teaming with producer Alex Aja to bring an adaptation of French graphic novel Les Sentinelles to the big screen. And now we've got an... More »
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TIME LAPSE: Watch The Trailer For Fantasia Selected Indie SciFi

Indie scifi Time Lapse will soon make its Canadian premiere at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal and a trailer has arrived online to whet the appetite.Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures 24hrs into the future and conspire... More »
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Thanks To Everyone Who Helped Mattie Do's DEAREST SISTER Blow Past Its Crowdfunding Goal!

Not so much news here as a hearty thank you!Back on May 19th we announced that Twitch and IndieGoGo were partnering up to help Laotian director Mattie Do - Laos' first ever female feature film director and helmer of first... More »
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Crowdfund This! Aussie Online Scifi Miniseries RESTORATION!

Fans of cerebral science fiction (heh) crack out your wallets because Australian effort Restoration is coming down the line and it needs your help.2019. A company - RESTORATION LIFE SERVICES - offers individuals the service of having their memories downloaded... More »
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Watch POV Short RANDOM STOP

Director Ben Arfmann turned heads at SXSW with his seven minute POV short film Random Stop. Based on the true story of a sheriff's deputy encountering an aggressive driver on the road this is raw and powerful stuff, enough so... More »
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Prepare For THESE FINAL HOURS With THE COUNTDOWN

Melbourne winning and Cannes selected Australian scifi film These Final Hours hits Australian screens at the end of July and to prime audiences for the events of the film the creators have just launched The Countdown, a deeply immersive online... More »
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CLOSER TO GOD: Watch The New Trailer For Indie SciFi Thriller Before The Fantasia Premiere

About to have its international premiere at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal, director Billy Senese has just released the first trailer for his indie scifi thriller Closer To God. Here's how the festival describes it:The first successful cloning of a... More »
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JUON - BEGINNING OF THE END: Check These Exclusive Images!

About to have its international premiere as part of the sprawling Fantasia Festival in Montreal we've got an extensive gallery of images from Ochiai Masayuki's Ju-on: Beginning Of The End. As the festival puts it the great strength of Ochiai's... More »
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Check Out These Two Posters For Sono's TOKYO TRIBE

Sono Sion's big screen adaptation of Inoue Santa's Tokyo Tribe hits Japanese screens at the end of August and we've got a pair of posters for you to take a look at. Up first is the official international poster art,... More »
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Second Teaser For Koike's Animated LUPIN THE THIRD: DAISUKE JIGEN'S GRAVESTONE

It's a busy time for fans of popular anime and manga property Lupin The Third. Kitamura Ryuhei's live action adaptation hits the big screen in Japan in August and also in the works is a new animated feature from Redline... More »
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Oona Chaplin Is In PURGATORY

Given her character's bloody end on Game Of Thrones it makes sense that Oona Chaplin would have to be somewhere now, wouldn't it? And it turns out that where she is is in Purgatory, the new Spanish thriller from director... More »
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More Cleaver Chopping Action In Full Trailer For KUNDO: AGE OF THE RAMPANT

A Korean Robin Hood armed with a meat cleaver? That's essentially what you've got with upcoming Korean period epic Kundo: Age Of The Rampant. and you know what? Wonky English in the title aside, that's alright by me.The year is... More »
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TERMINATOR And RAMBO Producer Prepping English Language Adaptation of Murakami Ryu's AUDITION

Are mainstream American audiences ready for the deeply unsettling creations of Murakami Ryu? Terminator, Basic Instinct and Rambo exec producer Mario Kassar certainly hopes so with Deadline breaking word yesterday that he has teamed with The Lookalike director Richard Gray... More »
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The Director Of UNIT 7 Returns With Dark Thriller MARSHLAND

With his 2012 effort Unit 7, director Alberto Rodriguez scored a major critical and commercial success in Spain packing out cinemas and scoring multiple Goya awards with his taut tale of corrupt police. And Rodriguez returns to Spanish screens in... More »
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First Official Trailer For CJ Wallis' BB Is A Very Red Band Affair

We first came across Vancouver based filmmaker CJ Wallis here at Twitch thanks to his association with the Soska Sisters - for whom he shot, edited and appeared in Dead Hooker In A Trunk -and we've been keeping a close... More »
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SHREW'S NEST: Watch The First Trailer For Alex De La Iglesia Produced Horror

We've been keeping a close eye on upcoming Spanish horror Shrew's Nest - the debut feature from  Juanfer Andrés and Esteban Roel, produced by the iconic Alex de la Iglesia and starring Macarena Gomez (Sexy Killer, Witching & Bitching), Nadia... More »
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Aubrey Plaza Is Feeling A Bit Peckish In Trailer For Zombie RomCom LIFE AFTER BETH

Beth (Aubrey Plaza) was dead but she's back now. And that's good news, right? Right? Her parents (John C Reilly and Molly Shannon) certainly want to think so, as does her bereaved boyfriend (Dane DeHaan) but ... well ... be... More »
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Anders Thomas Jensen Returns To Directing With MEN AND CHICKEN

If you're pushing forty and want to feel like you've wasted your life, do what I do: Look up the filmography of Anders Thomas Jensen on the IMDB. Born in 1972, Jensen has become one of the most sought after... More »
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SEA FOG: Watch The Teaser For Bong Joon-ho Produced Thriller

The Host director Bong Joon-ho slides into the producer's chair for his Memories Of Murder co-writer Shim Sung-bo's directorial debut, Sea Fog (HaeMoo), the based-on-a-true-story tale of a fishing vessel whose attempt to transport illegal immigrants ends very badly, indeed.With... More »
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Moscow 2072 Is Plagued By MAFIA In New SciFi

Some things change while others stay the same. That appears to be part of the guiding principal behind Saric Andreassian's upcoming Russian science fiction film Mafia (Мафия). Set in a 2072 Moscow clearly littered with new technology, progress has not... More »
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