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.

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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Beware The Arrival Of THE MAN FROM DEATH

We have long been fans of filmmaker Eric Lim in these parts, with a quick search of the TwitchFilm archives pulling up stories about his work going back around a decade now. He's a bit of a hard guy to... More »
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It's A J-Horror Stare Down In First Proper Trailer For SADAKO VS KAYAKO!

What would happen if someone were to watch the cursed video tape from The Ring inside the house from The Grudge? That's the core premise of Sadako vs Kayako, the upcoming Japanese horror film that pits the iconic cursed villains... More »
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When A Ghost Needs A Doctor They Head To Vietnam's GHOST HOSPITAL

Here's the thing about being dead: If you were taken out by illness or injury then your ghost is going to be sick and / or kind of grisly for rather a long time. And if you're facing an eternity... More »
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Return Of The Nutsack! It's A Teaser For HENTAI KAMEN 2: THE ABNORMAL CRISIS!

To say that Fukuda Yuichi's 2013 effort Hentai Kamen (aka HK: Forbidden Super Hero) was a pleasant surprise is something of an understatement. Adapted from a cult manga following the adventures of a hero who derives his powers from a... More »
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Tatenda Mbudzi Heads To ZIM HIGH In First Ever African Teen Movie

Comedian and filmmaker Tatenda Mbudzi is breaking new ground with his upcoming Zim High, a film he believes to be the first ever African teen comedy. Set in the harsh environs of a Zimbabwe private high school the film follows... More »
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VIY 2 Heads To China, Recruits Jackie Chan

The fact that Oleg Stepchenko's Russian ghost story Viy exists at all is something of a minor miracle. Roughly a decade from the release of the first teasers to the film actually reaching completion it was the near definition of... More »
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Russian Superhero Lays Waste In New GUARDIANS Clip

It was a few months back that we first brought news of Guardians, an upcoming Russian entry into the superhero world. And while it's still some time before the film releases theatrically those intrigued by that early glimpse have a... More »
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SHINY: Spencer Susser And Daniel Campos Deliver A Brilliant, Charming Stop Motion Short

What happens when the director of Hesher and I Love Sarah Jane teams up with acclaimed dancer Daniel 'Cloud' Campos? Shiny happens, a TropFest winning stop motion animated short film heavy both on the action and the charm. A damsel... More »
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Meet IRON SKY: THE COMING RACE Leading Lady Obi Washington In New Character Teaser

With the Moon-Nazi base crumbling and dinosaurs roaming the center of the earth humanity's last hope lies in one woman. Meet Obi Washington, the heroic figure at the center of upcoming scifi comedy Iron Sky: The Coming Race, who is... More »
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