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.

COLD IN JULY: Watch The UK Trailer For Jim Mickle's Gritty Thriller

Quite possibly the most widely acclaimed US director to not yet break through in a significant way on his home soil, Jim Mickle boasts multiple selections to Cannes and Sundance on his resume without a single one of his films... More »
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Review: SIDDHARTH, A Beautifully Tragic Portrait Of India

It is every parent's worst nightmare: You entrust your child to the care of another and when the allotted time for their return arrives, they simply do not. They're just gone and you're left not knowing where or how or... More »
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Walk Down The Witch's Path With The Teaser For Jeremiah Kipps THE MINIONS

Here's an intriguing bit of work from New York City based director Jeremiah Kipp with the first teaser for his new short film The Minions. There's not so much out there regarding plotline beyond that it involves witchcraft and a... More »
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LUPIN THE THIRD: Kitamura Delivers Rollicking Action With Full Trailer For Live Action Adaptation

Fans excited at the prospect of Versus director Kitamura Ryuhei tackling hugely popular manga and anime property Lupin The Third in a new live action adaptation, you now have more reason to be excited. The first trailer for the upcoming... More »
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FURY: Brad Pitt Battles Germans And Shia LaBeouf's Moustache In Trailer For David Ayer's Latest

The simple fact that Brad Pitt is christened 'Wardaddy' would be enough for me to write off David Ayer's Fury from the outset- that and the fact that it also stars the perennially irritating Shia LaBeouf - if not for... More »
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THE DIVINE MOVE: Dive Into Korea's Gambling Underworld With The First Teaser

When it comes to high stakes gambling prone to lead to outbursts of extreme violence the board game go does not seem a likely candidate. But, hey, Tazza: The High Rollers managed to take the card game of hwatu and... More »
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Check The First Posters And Stills From Fantasia Premiere THE MIDNIGHT SWIM

Soon to have its world premiere at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal, Twitch is pleased to present the first five images and a pair of posters for Sarah Adina Smith's The Midnight Swim.Spirit Lake is unusually deep. No diver has... More »
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Dario Argento Hurt In Fall, Confined To Weeks Of Home Care

Iconic Italian director Dario Argento has reportedly suffered a number of injuries in a fall and been confined to home care until the end of July. According to manager Paolo Zaleti, Argento has sustained injuries to his head, back, neck... More »
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Kurosawa And Asano Reunite For JOURNEY TO THE SHORE

After some false starts it appears Japanese auteur Kurosawa Kiyoshi has himself a new project and he's bringing a familiar face with him.Film Biz Asia reports that Kurosawa's Bright Future star Asano Tadanobu will take the male lead opposite Fukatsu... More »
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Wong Kar Wai Adapting Romantic Drama I BELONGED TO YOU

Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar Wai appears to have his next project, author Zhang Jiajia posting on his Weibo account that WKW has licensed a short tale called The Ferryman from his collection I Belonged To You. The story revolves... More »
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ATTACK ON TITAN: Watch The Teaser For The First Feature Film

An overwhelming international hit on both the printed page and television screen, acclaimed manga and anime Attack On Titan is poised to conquer the big screen as well.Director Araki Tetsuro returns to the controls to edit the existing television series... More »
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Film4 FrightFest Opens With Adam Wingard's THE GUEST

UK horror fans should be getting all revved up for the 15th edition of the Film4 FrightFest right around now and with the festival just around the corner here's a bit of news to whet the appetite: The 2014 edition... More »
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Watch The Red Band Trailer For Dark Norwegian Crime Comedy JACKPOT

Hugely popular Norwegian crime novelist Jo Nesbo (Headhunters) takes his first stab at an original screenplay with Jackpot, a darkly humorous effort from director Magnus Martens that pits four friends against one another when they strike it rich. And with... More »
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Watch The Teaser For Horror Manga Author Umezu Kazuo's Live Action MOTHER

After a long and celebrated career as one of Japan's leading creators of horror manga, Umezu Kazuo (also known as Kuzuo Umezz) has opted to try his hand at directing a live action feature film, the topic of which is... More »
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Win Hit Korean Thriller HIDE AND SEEK On DVD!

After topping the Korean box office charts last summer, dark thriller Hide and Seek arrived on US DVD back on June 10th from RAM Releasing and we've got four copies to give away! Here's how our own Pierce Conran described... More »
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LOOPER Director Rian Johnson To Write And Direct STAR WARS EPISODE VIII

Well, now, here's a little something for Star Wars fans to be excited about: With Episode VII still underway and future talk thus far largely centering on the one off spin off projects, word has broken that Disney and LucasFilm... More »
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KILLER LEGENDS: Win Josh Zeman's Chilling Doc On DVD

Director Josh Zeman's Killer Legends - a documentary exploration of the truth behind a quartet of popular urban legends from the helmer of the acclaimed Cropsey - hits DVD on July 1st and we've got a trio of DVD copies... More »
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RAGNAROK: US Trailer For Norwegian Adventure Shows Off Creature Action

Norwegian Amblin-style adventure Ragnarok will soon be coming to US screens from Magnet Releasing and with the release impending a new trailer has hit the scene to promote the release. And while somewhat marred by attempts to mask that it's... More »
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BREAKING BAD Spin Off BETTER CALL SAUL Renewed Before Premiere

It's good news / bad news for fans of Breaking Bad eagerly awaiting the arrival of spinoff Better Call Saul. The bad? The premiere has been pushed back from the originally scheduled November 2014 launch to an unspecified date in... More »
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Maori Warriors Strike In The First Images From Toa Fraser's THE DEAD LANDS

With Toa Fraser's Maori language action drama The Dead Lands now in post production the first images from the film began popping up in New Zealand media yesterday. And Twitch has not only gathered those images but also added to... More »
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