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.

*UPDATED* Sahamongkol Blocks FURIOUS 7 From Release In Thailand Over Tony Jaa Contract Dispute

[Engines are revving with news that Thailand's Civil Court has struck down the injunction against releasing Furious 7 following an appeal filed by Jaa, Universal and UIP.]The ongoing drama between Thai star Tony Jaa and Sia Jiang - the head... More »
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Things Get Creepy In Norway's VILLMARK 2 Trailer

Norway's Pål Øie made huge waves with his 2003 horror effort Villmark (Dark Woods) but despite a significant box office success Øie has helmed only one feature since - 2009 effort Hidden - and now returns with a sequel to... More »
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Fight The Communist Threat With New CAPITAO FALCAO Trailer

When traditional fascist values are under attack Portugal knows where to turn: Capitao Falcao will save them! Joao Leitao's tongue in cheek deconstruction of the Salazar years hits Portuguese screens April 23rd and has just released a new trailer for... More »
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DEADPOOL Bears It All In First Still

Yup, after much talk the Ryan Reynolds starring big screen outing for Deadpool is under way and the Merc With A Mouth is doing his very best Burt Reynolds impression in the first released image from the set.Based upon Marvel... More »
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Stephen Irwin Delivers More Glorious Oddity With THE OBVIOUS CHILD!

UK animator Stephen Irwin is an enormous favorite here at TwitchFilm, his work constantly spinning off into unexpected, bizarre and oftentimes grotesque territory to hilarious effect. And all of these things are very much true of his latest effort, The... More »
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Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Alex de la Iglesia's THE LAST CIRCUS!

Hey, Toronto! Twitch is proud to present Dancing With The Devil - an extensive retrospective of Spanish maverick Alex de la Iglesia unspooling at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Things wrap up this week with a March 28th screening of his... More »
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The BLUE DEMON Gets an Upgrade In Japanese Video Game Adaptation

The bad guy gets an upgrade in Blue Demon ver 2.0 (Ao Oni v 2.0), Maegawa Hideaki's big screen adaptation of the Japanese PC game, and while the story line is absolutely stock stuff - a group of teens enter... More »
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A Lost Treasure Found! Behold The TOP KNOT DETECTIVE!

In Japan he was known as the Deductive Reasoning Ronin but in Australia? In Australia he was the Top Knot Detective and he's being brought back to screens in this documentary web series by Aaron McCann and Dominic Pearce. What's... More »
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It's Arnold Versus The Undead In The First Trailer For MAGGIE

Arnold Schwarzenegger takes on the undead in Maggie, though it's not at all the sort of banging, crashing, punching zombies in the face sort of zombie film you may expect. No, Henry Hobson's Tribeca selected film takes a much more... More »
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The Director Of BUNOHAN Returns With Supernatural Noir INTERCHANGE. Take A Look Behind The Scenes!

Malaysia's Dain Said won much love in these parts with his action-drama Bunohan, a compelling fusion of arthouse craft with pulpy crime elements that ultimately took Said and his creation to top level festivals around the globe and marking him... More »
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THE VOID: Take A Look At Steve Kostanksi's Creature SFX Work

Manborg and W Is For Wish duo - among the founding members of Canadian cult film collective Astron 6 - Steve Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie are now half way through their crowd funding campaign to get an early start on... More »
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An Icon Battles Evil In The HELEN KELLER vs NIGHTWOLVES Teaser!

She's deaf and blind and mad as hell. Someone's handed Helen Keller a pair of knives and she's clearly itching to use them in the first teaser for Helen Keller vs Nightwolves.Helen Keller vs Nightwolves tells the shocking story of... More »
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Tony Jaa And Wu Jing Kick Ass In First SPL 2 Teaser

There have been a great many mixed feelings in the lead up to SPL 2, the sequel to a film that many consider one of the finest martial arts films of recent days and the film which triggered the mid... More »
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Watch Gorgeous SciFi Short SUNDAYS Now!

We've been following the progress of Mischa Rozema's ultra ambitious scifi short Sundays for quite some time now here at Twitch. From the earliest days of the crowd funding support to send the crew to shoot on location in Mexico... More »
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Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Alex de la Iglesia's WITCHING AND BITCHING!

Hey, Toronto! Twitch is proud to present Dancing With The Devil - an extensive retrospective of Spanish maverick Alex de la Iglesia unspooling at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Things continue this week with a March 21st screening of his Witching... More »
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Ruairi Robinson Wants To Unleash THE LEVIATHAN. We Should Let Him. Check The Dazzling Proof Of Concept Now.

When last we heard from Oscar nominated Irish director Ruairi Robinson it was down to his connection with the seemingly aborted Akira live action remake. Robinson was a sort of mid-process cannon fodder on that project, an immensely gifted visual... More »
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STUNG: Giant Mutant Wasps Wreak Havoc In The International Trailer!

Audiences at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival best be watching the skies and keeping an ear open for any suspicious buzzing sounds because that's where Benni Diez's mutant wasp creature feature Stung will be making its debut and we've got... More »
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Indonesian Haunted House Tale WEWE Brings Classy Chills

Though educated as an architect, Indonesian helmer Rizal Montovani has become one of the nation's most prolific directors. Despite clearly missing several titles - including this one - the IMDB has 19 directorial entries for Montovani since 1999 and judging... More »
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TORO LOCO: Check Out An Exclusive Clip From HIDDEN IN THE WOODS' Director's Latest

Chilean helmer Patricio Valladares won notoriety around the globe with his 2012 shocker Hidden In The Woods - since remade in English with Michael Biehn - and having spent the past several years with his backwoods shocker he now moves... More »
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Indonesian Folk Tale Creature Arrives In The Full TUYUL Trailer

Childbirth has been a fertile source of horrific imagery around the globe for centuries, fears of a woman's body ceasing to be entirely her own fueling all manner of grotesque stories from virtually every culture imaginable. One such tale is... More »
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