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.

Saulnier, Miike And Byrne Anchor Toronto Midnight Madness Lineup Stacked With World Premieres

The Toronto International Film Festival has unleashed a wave of programming announcements today, among them the Midnight Madness selections and there are some doozies in there. Looking for the returns of Miike Takashi, Jeremy Saulnier, Tony Jaa and The Loved... More »
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I'M YOU, DICKHEAD: Watch The Time Looping Comedy Short

Men will do ridiculous things to get laid, a fact that Australia's Lucas Testro plays to great effect in his hilarious scifi comedy short film, I'm You, Dickhead. Having trouble getting some in the present? No problem, just travel back... More »
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O NEGATIVE: Watch The Striking Trailer For Toronto Selected Short

You have to wear a lot of hats when making a short film and it appears that writer-director-actor Steven McCarthy is wearing all of his very well, indeed, based on the trailer for his Toronto selected short film O Negative.A... More »
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Russia Gets A Superhero Team Of Their Own With GUARDIANS (Защитники)

Though the superhero phenomenon is principally looked upon as an American institution, superhero films are becoming increasingly common around the globe as well with different nations creating their own local heroes. And Russia is about to get into the game... More »
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VINYL: Watch The Teaser For Scorsese And Jagger's HBO Series

How's this for a dream team for HBO? Martin Scorsese, Terrence Winter - exec producer of Boardwalk Empire and The Sopranos - and Mick Jagger putting together what basically boils down to the Madmen of the 70's recording industry starring... More »
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WESTWORLD: Watch The Teaser For The HBO Scifi Series

HBO handed the keys to their series re-imagining of classic cult film Westworld to Jonathan Nolan some time back and while - true to typical Nolan form - information has been relatively scarce since the network has just released a... More »
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Bill Murray Cameos In New GHOSTBUSTERS

Bill Murray clearly had no interest whatsoever in appearing in the Dan Aykroyd scripted Ghostbusters 3 - or any subsequent incarnations featuring the original characters - but the Paul Feig new team restart? For Feig he'll do it, apparently.The Hollywood... More »
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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS International Teaser Features New Footage

What's that? You're looking for a bit of new footage from JJ Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Okay, then. A new thirty second TV spot for the film has arrived in Korea and while thirty seconds may not... More »
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LOUDER THAN BOMBS: Watch The Teaser For Jochim Trier's Latest

Having taken the arthouse world by storm with his first two pictures - Reprise and Oslo, 31 August - Norwegian helmer Joachim Trier makes the move into English language fare with his third effort while very much maintaining his signature... More »
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ORIGIN UNKNOWN: Check Out The First Artwork From Upcoming UK Scifi

Screen announced yesterday that UK director Hasraf Dulull is now underway on his debut feature, a science fiction offering titled Origin Unknown, and we've now got the first artwork from the film to share. An expansion of the proof of... More »
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KING RIPPLE: Check The Trailer For Luke Jaden's Post Apocalyptic Fantasy Short

We've been keeping an eye on Luke Jaden's post-apocalyptic fantasy short film King Ripple for some time nowand after debuting the first stills and poster art we now have the film's trailer as well. Keith Stanfield (Short Term 12, Straight... More »
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It's Snack Time In New, Higher Rated ATTACK ON TITAN Trailer

With the first installment of the new, live action Attack On Titan now topping the box office charts in Japan a new promo for the Higuchi Shinji directed adaptation of the popular manga and anime has been released online. This... More »
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POPOZ: New Kid Huub Smit Stars In The Dutch Cop Comedy

You could call Dutch cop comedy Popoz a regional response to the Jump Street films and not be too far off, though I have a hunch you'd be selling it just a touch short by doing so. Directed by Martijn... More »
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Crowdfund This: Fredrik Hana's SISTER HELL Is In Post And Needs Your Help!

Over the course of running things here at Twitch for nearly eleven years now I've had opportunity to come across a pretty solid collection of talents working in the short film world, talents blessed with a force of vision and... More »
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Check The Posters For Luke Jaden's KING RIPPLE

With Keith Stanfield of Short Term 12 - and soon to be much better known as Snoop Dogg in the upcoming Straight Outta Compton - in the lead, we first reported on Luke Jaden's King Ripple back in early July.... More »
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ARCANA: Watch The Gorgeously Grim Teaser For Jeronimo Rocha's Short

How unsettling can thirty nine seconds possibly be? In the hands of Jeronimo Rocha, the answer is 'very'.The Portuguese director first came to our attention here with his scifi / horror short Dedalo - now being developed into a feature... More »
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Charlie Kaufman To Exec Produce TV Adaptation Of Grady Hendrix's HORRORSTOR

Regular readers of this space are well familiar by now with the manic genius of one Mr Grady Hendrix. The former Variety writer, and pink-suited dervish behind (and often in front of) the scenes at the New York Asian Film... More »
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FUCKKKYOUUU: Gorgeous, Bizarre First Images From Eddie Alcazar's Flying Lotus Short

Well now, here's a creative union that appears to be bearing gorgeously bizarre fruit: Indie filmmaker Eddie Alcazar - who we've been tracking in these pages for years - has teamed up with maverick musician Flying Lotus to create Fuckkkyouuu,... More »
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Watch The Ultra Slick Trailer For Malaysian Action POLIS EVO

Malaysia has been steadily upping their game when it comes to action films in recent years with a strong of glossy, high budget efforts making big waves at the local box office. And I think it's fair to say that... More »
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Fantasia 2015 Review: Sono Sion's TAG, Sure There Are Lots Of Japanese Girls In It, But...

Sono Sion's Tag opens with two busloads of Japanese school girls on a trip. It's all soft focus sweetness and light until the buses are attacked by an unseen force - literally a killer wind - and shy teen Mitsuko... More »
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