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.

THE HORSEMAN Director Takes A Visit To The BLOODLANDS

Things have been quiet since 2009 for Australian writer-director Steven Kasrissios. It was back in 2008 that his gritty, intense debut The Horseman turned heads around the world and though he's been hard at work developing other concepts since none... More »
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BLADE OF THE MAIDEN: Check The Teaser For Filipino Martial Arts Fantasy

The Philippines' Cinema One Originals program continues to support a broad range of talent across more genres than you can shake a stick at with their annual funding grants - unlike most nations Filipino festivals actually commission and pay for... More »
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Turkish Horror Helmer Steps Into English Language With First MAGI Teaser

Prolific Turkish horror director Hasan Karacadag has been a familiar face in these parts since bursting on the scene with D@bbe in 2006. And with a handful of titles under his belt since then, Karacadag is making the step into... More »
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DARK SAMURAI: Watch The First Teaser Now

We have been keeping a close eye on the development of Sidney Lexi Plaut's Dark Samurai for some time now, drawn in by the gorgeous imagery and the presence of Valhalla Rising producer Lene Borglum on the production team of... More »
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Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To See OVERHEARD 3 At Reel Asian!

Yes, kids, the Reel Asian festival is drawing to a close but we've still got tickets to give away to catch the November 16th screening of Overheard 3 at the Silver City Richmond Hill! The finale of the surveillance themed... More »
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Marko Zaror Will Kick That Face And That Face And All The Faces In First REDEEMER Teaser!

Good news for fans of Chilean martial artist Marko Zaror on a pair of fronts. Up first, word is out from the American Film Market that US rights for his latest pairing with writer-director Ernesto Diaz Espinoza, Redeemer, has been... More »
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Enter The Hollow Earth With New Promo For IRON SKY: THE COMING RACE

The Moon Nazis, it would appear, are looking inward. No, not in the emotional touchy-feely sense. That's not their style. They're looking inward literally, as in to the center of the earth, in this new promo for Timo Vuorensola's Iron... More »
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Jackson, Russell, Roth, Madsen, Dern And Tatum Among Tarantino's HATEFUL EIGHT

Polish up your six shooters and get your tongue all warmed up for lots and lots and lots of dialogue for Tarantino's Hateful Eight is officially a go and the full cast list boasts a collection of familiar (and welcome)... More »
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Adventure On The High Seas In Teaser For Dutch Bio Pic MICHIEL DE RUYTER

A 17th century Dutch admiral famous for his role in the Anglo-Dutch wars, Michiel De Ruyter makes his way to the big screen as the subject of a swashbuckling adventure by director Roel Reine."Wars are fought by many, history is... More »
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Review: WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL?, A Brash Bundle Of Boundless Fun

[This review originally ran following the film's premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. And, yes, thanks to the general craziness of of R100 I did, in fact, eat my shirt.] Mark my words: If another film brings even half... More »
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Sigmund Freud Treats The Undead In Austrian Comedy THE VAMPIRE ON THE COUCH

Austrian film, it should be noted, is not particularly known for having a sense of humor. And so you will be forgiven if you cringe a little inside at the idea of an Austrian romantic comedy about a depressed vampire... More »
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Combat Soccer In Latest Behind The Scenes Clip From Rittikrai's VENGEANCE OF AN ASSASSIN

The last time Dan Chupong starred for director Panna Rittikrai it was for Born To Fight, a film that - other than stuntman Chupong - was populated almost entirely with national level Thai athletes across a variety of disciplines including,... More »
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Kitano Pits Old School Versus New In First RYUZO 7 Teaser!

After spending the past few years in the ultra violent world of his Outrage films iconic writer-director-performer Kitano Takeshi is looking to put a more comedic spin on yakuza culture with his latest, the upcoming Ryuzo 7 (Ryuzo to Shichinin... More »
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First Two Images From Stuart Willis' RESTORATION

It was not so long ago that we were writing about Australian director Stuart Willis' crowd funding campaign to support his science fiction mini series Restoration. Well, after a successful campaign the footage is now in the can, the show... More »
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Gorgeous New Poster Art For Benni Diez's Horror Comedy STUNG

We've been keeping an eye on the progress of Benni Diez's upcoming horror comedy Stung right from the beginning here at Twitch [And, full disclosure, that's been an easy thing to do given that I'm a credited exec producer on... More »
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Exclusive Clip And New Red Band Trailer For Sono's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL

Drafthouse Films is bringing the madness to US shores with Sono Sion's Why Don't You Play In Hell hitting select theaters and VOD platforms across the nation on November 7th and we've got an exclusive clip from the film along... More »
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Crowdfund This! Acclaimed Filmmaker Nick Ryan Brings 1916 Dublin To Life With 6 DAYS OF THE RISING

A bloody conflict whose tale has seldom been told, the 1916 Easter Rising not only permanently changed the city of Dublin but Ireland as a whole with the reverberations felt much farther than that. And now acclaimed filmmaker Nick Ryan... More »
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Watch The Orozco Brothers' Colombian SciFi Short SINGULAR

Juan Felipe and Carlos Esteban Orozco are familiar names around these parts, the Colombian brother duo responsible for the dark thriller Saluda Al Diablo De Mi Parte a few years back. Blessed with a phenomenal visual style it's really just... More »
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First Art For Gaspar Noe's LOVE

There's still surprisingly little information available for Irreversible and Enter The Void director Gaspar Noe's upcoming Love - a film the director says will "give guys a hard-on and make girls cry" - but with production reportedly under way since... More »
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Crowdfund This: POV Filmmaking Goes HARDCORE

Oh, my. It's kind of amazing that nobody died in the making of Ilya Naishuller's Hardcore given the sort of risks that were clearly taken while making it and action fans should be very, very glad that they took those... More »
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