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.

It's Time To Stop Blaming The Studios And Start Blaming Exhibitors For Hollywood's Failure To Adapt

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to suggest that perhaps we've been beating on the wrong whipping boy and that perhaps it's time to cast eyes elsewhere when it comes to assigning blame for Hollywood's remarkable failure to adapt to changing... More »
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TV Review: SCROTAL RECALL S1E1, ABIGAIL Delivers A Hysterical And Surprisingly Earnest Take On Modern Relationships

Dylan has a problem. Young and earnest, a believer in true love and all of those things, Dylan is the sort of young man that you'd love to bring home to mom. But if you did you'd also be bringing... More »
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Mikkelsen Rubs One Out In The First Teaser For Anders Thomas Jensen's MEN AND CHICKEN

Sometimes a man could use a little bit of privacy and Mads Mikkelsen just isn't getting any in the first teaser for Anders Thomas Jensen's upcoming Men And Chicken. The film marks the return of Jensen to the director's chair... More »
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The Many Faces Of Rosamund Pike

A new movie by David Fincher is always worth rejoicing, especially when the word of mouth is as good as with Gone Girl. That the titular girl is being played by Rosamund Pike doesn't hurt either, and gives us a... More »
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Former Aardman Animator Gets POSSESSED! Watch The First Trailer!

So ... you're an animator at one of the most acclaimed production houses in the world but you have a penchant for ghosts and gore and crude language that your employer doesn't share. What do you do? If you happen... More »
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CURE FOR PAIN Director Adds Sean Astin And Lynn Whitfield To Indie Spy Comedy FOR ALL EYES ALWAYS

It was back in 2011 that we first came across the work of director Rob Bralver. The occasion at the time was his Cure For Pain: The Mark Sandman Story, an intimate look at the life of the former Morphine... More »
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Aidan Gillen Takes The Lead In Impressive SciFi Short AMBITION

Game of Thrones baddie (but aren't they all on GoT?) Aidan Gillen stars opposite Aisling Franciosi in Ambition, an ambitious (cough) science fiction project from Poland's acclaimed Platige Image and award winning director Tomek Baginski. Slated to premiere as part... More »
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Watch A Trio Of Clips And Two New Teasers For Yann Demange's '71

Much acclaimed in Berlin and Toronto, Yann Demange's debut feature '71 is now gearing up for release in the UK meaning a handful of new clips and teasers from the Belfast set action-drama have arrived online. Here's the official synopsis:A... More »
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Crowdfund This: THREE FINGERS, A Female Portrait Of War... After War

There are a lot of nifty looking crowdfunding projects that pass through the halls here at Twitch. Plenty of those are worth your time, so why should Paul D. Hart's short film Three Fingers be of particular interest to you?First... More »
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Check Out An Exclusive Still From THE ABCs OF DEATH 2 And Join Tonight's Live Twitter #DeathParty

Horror anthology The ABCs Of Death 2 got off to a rousing start at Fantastic Fest and with the film hitting VOD in the US today there are exclusive stills from the various shorts popping up all over the interwebs.... More »
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Never Come Between A Hitman And His Dog. Watch The Kinetic Second Trailer For Keanu Reeves' Starrer JOHN WICK

"Yeah, I think I'm back," Keanu Reeves' mutters in this second trailer for John Wick. And while I'm not sure he's been gone, exactly, but the general sentiment about John Wick when it screened to an overwhelmingly positive response at... More »
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Melt Your Brain With Animated Short LESLEY THE PONY HAS AN A+ DAY

Depending on your relative state of mind you are soon to be blessing or cursing independent animator Christian Larrave for his short film Lesley The Pony Has An A+ Day. Very odd stuff, this, and very, very fun ... take... More »
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First Trailer For THE MULE Gets It Right Up In There

It all comes down to a battle of wills in The Mule, the Australian drug comedy written by and starring Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson with Sampson (who also directs) in the title role as a drug mule with half... More »
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Watch The Trailer For Oshii's Live Action GARM WARS: THE LAST DRUID

Ghost In The Shell director Oshii Mamoru continues to bring his visions to life in (mostly) live action with the upcoming Garm Wars: The Last Druid - an English language hybrid of live action and animation techniques starring Lance Henriksen,... More »
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Ladies And Gentlemen, Video Footage Of Todd Brown (Among Others) Being Punched In The Face In Glorious Slow Motion

Oh, look ... it's a fist slamming into my face in slow motion. And there's another one. Yes, kids, in a move some of you may appreciate more than others it's the video montage of the Fantastic Debates featuring violence... More »
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Fantastic Fest 2014 Wrap: Over 70 Movies Reviewed + Our Top Picks!

Holy Toledo is that headline correct? Yes Twitch has reviews published for over 70 of the films that played at Fantastic Fest 2014! (There were 76 non-repertory films screened at Fantastic Fest 2014). So why were we slacking? Well... More »
  

The Innoversity Summit Pitch Competition Entry Deadline Is Approaching! Pitch Your Idea, Win Prizes And Industry Mentorships!

[With the deadline rapidly approaching the Innoversity Pitch Competition has just added a major new VFX award to the prize pool, raising the total value of available prizes to a quarter million dollars. Click here for all the details.]Got a... More »
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First Poster Art For Indie Vigilante Picture THE DEMOLISHER

It was back in June that we first brought stills from Gabriel Carrer's vigilante action picture The Demolisher, much impressed by the look and feel of this Canadian indie. Well, I've had the chance to see some footage since then... More »
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Papers At The Ready For The First Clip From Stoner Comedy AMSTARDAM

It's been some time now since we last heard from the Lennox Brothers' stoner comedy AmStarDam but the film has emerged from a haze of smoke with its first clip ...Jack comes to Amsterdam to find his father and, through... More »
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That Guy's Got A CROW HAND!!!

Egad! That guy's got a crow for a hand! Yup, it does what it says on the tin and Brian Lonano has just released a brief teaser for his latest short Crow Hand!!! Check it out below.... More »
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