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.

Yamaguchi Yudai Poops On The Grave Of Good Taste With Live Action CHINYUKI Teaser

Twitch-fave director Yamaguchi Yudai - he of gonzo comedy oddities Cromartie High, Battlefield Baseball and Yakuza Weapon among others - is coming back to the big screen with a live action adaptation of cult favorite manga and anime Chinyuki: Taro... More »
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Terry The Shark Says Hello To The First WIZARDS OF AUS Trailer

So, you're a wizard in a fantasy land and you want to leave your life of magical adventure and settle someplace a little bit more stable. What happens next? Well, you end up in Melbourne with an anthropomorphic shark-man as... More »
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Russia's DUELIST Trailer Arrives With Guns Blazing

Russian writer-director Alex Mizgiryov appears to have delivered a rip roaring period adventure with his upcoming Duelist (Дуэлянт), an 1800's set piece following the exploits of a traveling duelist-for-hire. Though there are no subtitles on the trailer there is also... More »
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Crowdfund This! Learn To Survive The Indie Film Business With CLAPBOARD JUNGLE!

[Yup. We've run this one before but with four days to go we're bumping it back up to the top of the page to let you know about a pair of monster new perks added. Want to have an hour... More »
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First STAR TREK BEYOND Trailer Is An Odd - But Fun - Blend Of Influences

Right. I think it's safe to say that where Star Trek is concerned the time has come to pretty much throw expectations aside as far as how the Trek universe is supposed to behave and just kind of roll with... More »
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Don't Get In The Haunted Car! But Do Check Out The Trailer For Russian Horror THE ROUTE IS BUILT (Маршрут построен)

Cinema likes haunting things. We've had haunted houses. We've had haunted dolls. We've had haunted spouses, haunted children, haunted boxes, haunted schools, haunted roads. But I don't believe that I've ever before seen a film about a haunted car. [Please... More »
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First INDEPENDENCE DAY 2 Trailer Delivers Massive Scale Propatainment? Entertanda? Let's Blow Shit Up And Shout Yay, America!

Roland Emmerich's 1996 blockbuster Independence Day was, if we're being honest, as dumb as a bag of rocks while also very, very smart about the particulars of its stupidity. A big, glossy package of "Yay, us!" escapism it was designed... More »
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Ever Wanted Something More? Watch Ben Wheatley's First HIGH RISE Trailer

Ben Wheatley's adaptation of JG Ballard's High Rise alternately confused and delighted audiences on the festival circuit with - in broad strokes - those who turned up looking forward to the new Tom Hiddleston / Luke Evans film left wondering... More »
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I AM A HERO: First Trailer For Japanese Zombie Film Is Suitably Epic

Sato Shinsuke's adaptation of popular Japanese manga I Am A Hero had an early bow at the Sitges Fantastic Film Festival, where it took home some major awards, and with the Japanese theatrical release coming soon the first theatrical trailer... More »
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X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Trailer Teases Massive Scale Mutant Action

It's back to the past for the latest of Bryan Singer's X-Men adventures with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender et al donning the suits for X-Men: Apocalypse. And while the titular Apocalypse himself continues to look far more silly than threatening... More »
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ULTRAMAN X Coming To The Big Screen! Check The First Trailer Now!

Long running Japanese hero franchise Ultraman hit the small screen in Japan this past summer with its whopping 27th distinct series Ultraman X and if what you like is out space heroes battling giant monsters then this is the TV... More »
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Dennis Bartok's P.O.V. Wraps Production, Check Two Pieces Of Exclusive Concept Art Now!

Dennis Bartok - writer of horror anthology Trapped Ashes and former programmer at the American Cinematheque - has just wrapped principal photography on his debut directorial effort P.O.V. and we've got two pieces of exclusive concept art for you to... More »
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DANGEROUS MEN Leave Beautiful Memories In This Exclusive Clip

Director John S Rad created an object of strange and wondrous oddity with his Dangerous Men, a film that would surely have become a cult classic if only it had ever actually been released. Well, it took a while, but... More »
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The Writer Of CELL 211 And Director Of COMBUSTION Team Up TO ROB A THIEF

Luis Tosar headlines upcoming Spanish heist film To Rob A Thief, the latest from writer Jorge Guerricaechevarría (Cell 211) and director Daniel Calparsoro (Combustion) - a combination that looks likely to deliver a slickly entertaining ride of a film.Six armed... More »
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Taking In Refugees For Fun And Profit, WELCOME TO NORWAY!

Director Rune Denstad Langlo delivers what looks to be a remarkably timely comedy with his upcoming Welcome To Norway, a film that puts a comic spin on the refugee crisis in Europe.Per Primus is a fourth generation mountain resort hotel... More »
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Shinkai Makoto Returns With YOUR NAME

While Hosoda Mamoru has pretty resoundingly answered the question of who will take up the mantle of Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki Hayao as the world's leading purveyor of smart, emotional resonant animation - hint: it's him - there was a... More »
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It's THE RING Against THE GRUDGE In Crossover Movie SADAKO VS KAYAKO

What's on TV over at the Ju-On (The Grudge) house? Oh, look, just in case the joint wasn't cursed enough already it's the notorious video from The Ring. Yup, the two most iconic villains from the J-Horror wave are going... More »
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TMNT 2 Trailer Gets Back To Silly Basics

Bebop! Rocksteady! Casey Jones! Following a rather lackluster first effort to the Michael Bay produced live action revival of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise the directing reins for the sequel have been handed to Dave Green - a great... More »
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Stephen Chow Returns With First MERMAID Teaser

Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle director Stephen Chow has been taking his time between projects in recent years but the results are generally worth the wait and he looks to be on top form with latest effort The Mermaid.... More »
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Shaw Brothers Star Kara Hui Returns To Action As Ho Yuhang's MRS K

Iconic Shaw Brothers star Kara Hui - who first starred for the studio in 1976 effort Dirty Ho before launching on to a long and celebrated career - returns to the action genre that made her name with the now-in-production... More »
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