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.

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To See Kurt Russell, Mel Gibson And Michelle Pfeiffer On The Big Screen In TEQUILA SUNRISE!

Hey, Toronto! The Twitch-curated Kurt Russell retrospective Russellmania: The Legend Of Kurt Russell continues Saturday with a screening of Chinatown scribe Robert Towne's directorial effort Tequila Sunrise!After breaking into the mainstream with Overboard Russell became a sought-after commodity for A-list... More »
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FARGO: Watch A Pair Of Teasers For Series Two!

Fargo - the rightfully acclaimed television spin on the Coen Brothers fabulous feature of the same name - returns to the small screen in September set in a new time period with an all new cast. Patrick Wilson takes over... More »
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SCHNEIDER VS BAX: New Trailer Gives Fresh Look At BORGMAN Director's Latest

Dutch helmer Alex van Warmerdam has won a loyal audience around the globe with his delightfully dark creations and fans of the Borgman director will soon have a new treat to feast upon with his upcoming hitman comedy Schneider vs... More »
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Yakusho Koji Anchors All Star Cast Of Japanese War Film THE EMPEROR IN AUGUST, Watch The Trailer Now!

Yakusho Koji - a great favorite in these parts thanks to his frequent collaborations with Kurosawa Kiyoshi - anchors an all star cast in director Harada Masato's upcoming Japanese war picture The Emperor In August. But while most war pictures... More »
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Wizard Stranded On The Streets Of Toronto. Check Out The RIFTWORLD CHRONICLES Trailer!

Dollhouse star Tahmoh Penikett takes up his cloak and staff but sadly loses his magical powers whilst roaming the streets of Toronto in upcoming CBC backed fantasy web series Riftworld Chronicles. And sadly it turns out that Canada is a... More »
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Sahamongkol Withdraws Lawsuit Against Tony Jaa

And in the end, it was all for nothing ... a years-long dispute between Thai action star Tony Jaa and Ong Bak production studio Sahamongkol came whimpering to an end yesterday with Sahamongkol withdrawing their $50 million lawsuit against the... More »
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Hey, Canada! Win Alex Garland's Scifi Hit EX MACHINA On Blu-Ray!

Hey, Canada! Alex Garland's hugely acclaimed hit indie horror Ex Machina hits Blu-Ray, DVD, digital and on demand July 14th from Mongrel Media and they want you to have a copy of your very own!When a young programmer arrives at... More »
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Haunting Trailer For Polish Serial Killer Thriller THE RED SPIDER

More accustomed to the documentary world, Polish director Marcin Koszałka finds himself in competition at the prestigious Karlovy Vary festival in the Czech Republic with his latest effort - a fictional feature based on a real life serial killer titled... More »
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HEIL: Watch The Trailer For German Neo-Nazi Satire

While you may not expect a broad comedy from the normal super serious director of Stations Of The Cross, that is exactly what Dietrich Brüggemann has delivered with his latest effort Heil. Already in wide release in Germany and a... More »
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Because In Finland Dinosaurs Mean Metal. Heavy Metal. Behold The HEAVISAURUS.

Oh, Finland, you're just wacky. While their Norwegian neighbors seem to prefer their heavy metal music to be of the dark and serious variety, the Finns like to dress things up a bit. There's Lordi, of course, the Eurovision-winning metal... More »
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BARTKIRA Arrives In Neo-Springfield! Watch The Trailer Now!

It was back in March that we first caught wind of Bartkira, the animated fusion of Akira and The Simpsons based on a fan-generated 'zine project by Ryan Humphrey and James Harvey. After having contributed art to the printed version... More »
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Hey, Canada! Win Hit Indie Horror IT FOLLOWS On Blu-Ray!

Hey, Canada! David Robert Mitchell's hugely acclaimed hit indie horror It Follows hits Blu-Ray, DVD, digital and on demand July 14th from Mongrel Media and they want you to have a copy of your very own!For 19-year-old Jay, fall should... More »
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ANTIGANG: Jean Reno Anchors New French Action Comedy. Watch The Trailer!

Throughout his long career, iconic French star Jean Reno's films have tended to fall into one of two camps. On the one side - the side that tends to export the most and be most seen by foreign audiences -... More »
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The Residents To Perform At L'Etrange 2015

There are giant eyeballs headed to Paris with word that iconic rock band The Residents will appear at the 2015 edition of the L'Etrange Festival.After Kenneth Anger in 2012, Jello Biafra in 2013 and The Pere Ubu Film Group in... More »
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First Images From Luke Jaden's Fantasy Thriller KING RIPPLE

For someone as young as he is, Luke Jaden has already accomplished a ridiculous amount both as actor, producer and director. And with the young talent now in post on his fourth directorial effort we've got a look at the... More »
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Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To See Kurt Russell And Goldie Hawn In OVERBOARD On The Big Screen!

Yes, Toronto folk, the Twitch-curated Russellmania: The Legend Of Kurt Russell retrospective continues to continue at the TIFF Bell Lightbox this week as we move away from the John Carpenter part of the program and on Russell's big rom-com hit,... More »
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THE WAVE: Watch The Astounding New Trailer For Norwegian Disaster Picture

[Updated with English subtitled version.]A watery death is coming to the fjords of Norway courtesy of Cold Prey director Roar Uthaug. Uthaug has taken the actual events of 1934 when a landslide into a fjord triggered a tsunami that essentially... More »
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First Teaser For Gaspar Noe's LOVE Delivers Skin And Fluids

Maverick helmer Gaspar Noe made a particularly sticky splash in Cannes this year with the arrival of his latest effort - the 3D erotic drama Love. Noe has never particularly been one to embrace subtlety in his work so when... More »
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Hey, New York! Win Tickets To See Lau Ho-leung's TWO THUMBS UP!

Hey, New York!The New York Asian Film Festival is now under way and we want to send you to see some awesome movies! In particular, we've got two pairs of tickets to send lucky Twitch readers to catch the July... More »
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Hedgehog. Magpie. Gorilla. Solan And Ludvig Return In THE BIG CHEESE RACE

If you've not heard of magpie and hedgehog duo Solan and Ludvig before now then you're almost certainly not Norwegian. Based on the hugely popular works of Kjell Aukrust, the duo first appeared on Norwegian screens in 1975 in Pinchcliffe... More »
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