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.

IN HER PLACE: Watch The Trailer For Kevin Hamedani's LAFF Selected Iranian Drama

To say that In Her Place represents a departure for director Kevin Hamedani ... well, departure is probably not a forceful enough word. For his latest effort, Hamedani - writer and director of Zombies Of Mass Destruction - teamed with... More »
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The SKY SHARKS Head To The Printed Page!

What could be better than Nazi zombies riding jet powered sharks through the skies? Nazi zombies riding jet powered sharks through the skies on the printed page, that's what!  Yup, with the crowd funding campaign for the cult horror comedy... More »
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Crowdfund This! The Creators Of BAD GUY #2 Lay On The DEATH METAL!

What death metal needs is more death. At least that's the thinking of Austin based filmmaker Chris McInroy, who is currently coming to the end of a crowd funding campaign to support his latest horror comedy short Death Metal.From the... More »
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Review: Struck By Lightning. Bitten By A Cobra. KUNG FURY Is A Giddy Blast Of B-Movie Entertainment.

Ladies and gentlemen, I could write quite a lot here about how the internet has democratized filmmaking and storytelling, and how that has had impacts both good and bad. I could cite statistics about crowd funding, viewership patterns and the... More »
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UPTAKE FEAR: Trailer Premiere For Dark Brazilian Thriller

It was just last year that the Fantaspoa Festival in Brazil took their first step in to not just screening films but producing them as well with their debut producing effort Jorge And Alberto Versus The Neoliberal Demons and with... More »
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SWORD OF VENGEANCE: Get Behind The Scenes Of The Period Actioner With This Exclusive Clip

Period action flick Sword of Vengeance hits DVD / BluRay today from Well Go USA and if you have a hankering to see how they make these sorts of sword and sandals period epics look good on screen, well, here's... More »
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LET US PREY: Watch An Exclusive Clip From Brian O'Malley's Chiller

Having wrapped up a very successful - and award winning - run on the international festival circuit, Brian O'Malley's Let Us Prey arrives on disc and VOD in the US today from Dark Sky Films and in Canada via Raven... More »
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TWIN PEAKS Series Order Doubled! Badalamenti Returns!

Remember all the hand wringing not so long ago when David Lynch announced he was stepping away from the revised Twin Peaks? Yeah, not so much any more. Not only is Lynch back on board, but original stars Sheryl Lee... More »
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ONE DROP: Tricia Lee's Indie Horror Wraps, Releases New Teaser, And It's Creators Speak

It was just three weeks ago that I had the chance to visit the set of Tricia Lee's One Drop, the third directorial effort from a rising name on Canada's indie scene. "It's about a single mother who wakes up... More »
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MACBETH: Get A Glimpse Of Fassbender In Two Clips From Justin Kurzel's Film Adaptation

Fresh from the success of his debut feature, Snowtown, the world was - in many ways - director Justin Kurzel's oyster. The dark true crime drama left the Australian helmer poised to go in any one of several directions. The... More »
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Babak Anvari's UNDER THE SHADOW Wraps! Check The First Stills And Poster Art

It was just over a month ago that BAFTA nominated director Babak Anvari began the shoot on his Farsi language horror film Under The Shadow in Jordan, and with that shoot now complete Twitch is pleased to bring you the... More »
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GREEN ROOM: Watch The Exclusive First Clip From BLUE RUIN Director's Next

How do you follow a film that many have acclaimed as a masterpiece? Well, if you're Blue Ruin director Jeremy Saulnier you gun to do it with another one. Cue up 2015 Cannes selection Green Room, Saulnier's third feature soon... More »
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CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR: Check The Exclusive Trailer For Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Latest

Previous Palm d'Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives) returns to Cannes with his latest effort Cemetery Of Splendour and Twitch is proud to present the world premiere of the latest film from the Thai... More »
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PORCH STORIES: Check The Exclusive Trailer For The Canadian Indie Drama

Writer-director Sarah Goodman taps into the local indie rock scene, casting Laura Barrett and By Divine Right frontman José Miguel Contreras in the leads of her latest effort, Porch Stories. And with the acclaimed indie starting its theatrical run at... More »
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Crowdfund This! Calvin Lee Reeder's THE PROCEDURE And THE BULB Need Your Help!

Calvin Lee Reeder is a cinematic madman, a total original whose work is polarizing in the extreme and certainly not for everyone but those who love his stuff - myself very much among them - really love his stuff. Any... More »
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They Should've Just Paid The Man. Check Out The International Trailer For Julien Seri's NIGHT FARE

Call it the four-wheeled version of the dine-and-dash, that sudden impulse to simply hop out of a taxi and bolt without paying. What's the driver going to do, right? He can't very well just abandon his car, can he? It's... More »
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Four Minutes Of Madness And Arterial Spray In The SKY SHARKS Promo! Help Make The Ultimate Zombies Riding Flying Sharks Movie!

I am often suspicious of claims made in marketing materials. Because, you know, those guys get paid to lie on a regular basis. But when the creators of Sky Sharks describe their film as 'The Ultimate Zombies Riding Flying Sharks... More »
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BLOOD RED SKY: Slick Promo Promises DIE HARD On A Plane With Vampires

Well, hello there!While it seems like well nigh everyone has got a proof of concept reel floating around for the film they want to make - many of which mostly provide arguments about why they shouldn't - the simple fact... More »
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FAERYVILLE: Watch The Full Trailer For The Dystopian Teen Movie

It has been a long, long road for Tzang Merwyn Tong's Faeryville. A dystopic tale of troubled youth in Singapore the picture was made entirely outside the established system within that nation, where the politics of the picture put it... More »
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BONE TOMAHAWK: Check The First Poster Art For The Kurt Russell Western

Photos of iconic actor Kurt Russell and his crazy sideburns did the rounds online not so long ago and if you were struck wondering what had prompted Russell's extreme facial hair, here's your answer. Russell is currently starring with Patrick... More »
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