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.

International GHOSTBUSTERS Trailer Offers A Bit More Hemsworth

If you were among those unconvinced by the first trailer for the Paul Feig directed reboot of Ghostbusters then I think it's safe to say that the new international trailer for the film will not convince you otherwise. Made up... More »
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Watch The Fabulous Full Trailer For Arild Frohlich's GRAND HOTEL

Despite a relatively short filmography, Norwegian helmer Arild Frohlich has become a great favorite in these parts. He got things kicked off with Fatso, an enormously transgressive - and hysterically funny - adaptation of a cult novel that manages to... More »
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Dirty Beaches' Alex Zhang Hungtai Stars In Mitchell Stafiej's A. Check Out The First Trailer Now.

Best known in music circles as the lead - and only constant, really - in Canadian music act Dirty Beaches, Alex Zhang Hungtai takes the lead in Mitchell Stafiej's indie drama A. Hungtai plays musician Konrad in the midst of... More »
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Handsome Trailer For Indonesian Thriller PESANTREN IMPIAN

Award winning Indonesian director Ifa Isfansyah (The Dancer, The Golden Cane Warrior) delivers a thriller with a trace of Agatha Christie in its premise with the upcoming Pesantren Impian. The story takes its name from a religious boarding school, a... More »
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THE SUNKEN CONVENT: Watch The Trailer For The Danish Short

Danish director Michael Panduro is one we've been keeping an eye on in these parts for a good while now and he will soon be making his return to screens with short film effort The Sunken Convent. A man wakes... More »
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TRIVISA: Watch The New Trailer For Johnnie To Produced Crime Thriller

Hong Kong's reigning king of crime cinema, Johnnie To, returns to the big screen in a producing role with the upcoming Trivisa. Frank Hui, Vicky Wong and Jevons Au direct the three part crime saga and after its selection to... More »
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Kitano Joins Live Action GHOST IN THE SHELL

Well, now, this is some interesting news ... Japan's Cinema Today are reporting that Kitano Takeshi - the iconic director and performer - has joined the cast of the Rupert Sanders directed, live action adaptation of classic anime and manga... More »
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MY SASSY GIRL Writer Delivers Slick Crime Thriller TIME RENEGADE

Korean industry veteran Kwak Jae-young - still best known as the writer of My Sassy Girl, though his resume runs far deeper than that - returns to Korean screens later this year as writer-director of Time Renegade, and it appears... More »
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GHOSTBUSTERS: Watch The Trailer For The Paul Feig Reboot Now!

After literally years of talk about a third live action Ghostbusters film the time has finally arrived to stop speculating on what be coming and talk about the real thing. Or at least base our speculation on some actual footage... More »
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TERRA FORMARS: Full Trailer For Miike's Violent SciFi Picture Suggests Maybe We Should Just Stay Where We Are

After a long build up the full trailer for Miike Takashi's big screen adaptation of popular manga and anime series Terra Formars has arrived with our first significant look at the scope of the world and the action at hand.... More »
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Review: THE WAVE, A Sweeping Piece Of Entertainment

Since first appearing on the scene with Cold Prey in 2006, Norwegian director Roar Uthaug - not pronounced how it looks to English speakers but an awesome name, nonetheless - has earned himself quite a reputation, thanks to his ability... More »
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Astron 6 Team With Guy Maddin And Rachel Talalay For DIVORCED DAD

It's a collision of seemingly disparate but each compellingly odd and wonderful forces of the Canadian film scene with word that the madmen at Astron 6 (Father's Day, The Editor) have teamed up with Guy Maddin (The Saddest Music In... More »
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Eye Candy Of The Highest Order: Check Out Seth Ickerman's Amazing Music Video For Carpenter Brut's TURBO KILLER

When last we heard from French directing duo Seth Ickerman - the pair behind the Matrix fan film Kaydara - it was with the hugely impressive proof of concept reel for their proposed scifi feature Ickerman. It's not just the... More »
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Maori Martial Arts Front And Center In New TV Series KAIRAKAU

While Toa Fraser's The Dead Lands was undoubtedly the first introduction to the traditional martial arts of the Maori people it would appear that it won't be the last. Not by a long shot. Maori Television is currently gearing up... More »
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It's Muay Thai Versus Kung Fu In Thai Action Comedy MONKEY TWINS

Monkey gods figure large in both Thai and Chinese folklore and theatre traditions with monkey god Hanuman figuring large in Thai lore with magical monkey Sun Wukong figuring large in China. And the pair are meeting in upcoming Thai action... More »
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THE NOONDAY WITCH Roams The Czech Countryside

Everything appears to be sweetness and light for Eliska and her young daughter until ... well, until it's not. Their beautiful new home in the countryside and the adventure that comes with the move crumbling apart when it turns out... More »
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THE ARDENNES: Watch The Trailer For Robin Pront's Striking Debut

[Updated with English subtitled version.] Though it arrived at the Toronto International Film Festival with little fanfare, Belgian director Robin Pront's striking debut feature The Ardennes left as a major favorite for many of those lucky enough to catch it... More »
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We Skipped The Oscars. Did Anything Interesting Happen?

So ... I opted to go away for the weekend and sleep in sub-zero temperatures rather than covering the Oscars and I feel pretty good about that decision. But still, because I've been conditioned to belive that the Oscars are... More »
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GROUNDHOG DAY With Extra Death In Hungarian Time Loop Thriller HUROK Trailer

Hungarian writer-director Isti Madarasz makes his feature debut with Hurok, a time looping thriller following a man living the same sequence of events in a continuous cycle as he tries to save the life of his girlfriend. There have been... More »
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Super Stylish Trailer For Polish Crime Noir GEISHA

A night club lends its name to the title of upcoming Polish thriller Geisha (Gejsza), a steamy concoction of sex and violence revolving around a bouncer (Konrad Eleryk) drawn into a sordid underworld. Writer-director Radislaw Markiewicz shows off a fusion... More »
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