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.

OJUJU: Watch The Trailer For The Nigerian Zombie Film

Despite being made with virtually no budget and minimal resources in extremely trying conditions, writer-director CJ Obasi's Ojuju emerged from the recent African International Film Festival in Calabar with the Best Nigerian Film prize ahead of many much higher budgeted... More »
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Cinema One 2014 Review: Dodo Dayao's VIOLATOR Is A Masterful Exercise In Mounting Dread

A storm is coming and its bringing with it to Manila a rapidly escalating sense of dread. There would be panic, perhaps, were there any outlet for such an emotion but with the city on lockdown as water levels rise... More »
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AFRIFF 2014 Review: OJUJU Is A Promising Effort From An Obvious Talent

Winner of the Best Nigerian Film at the just completed Africa International Film Festival in Calabar - a prize it won over vastly higher budgeted major players from within the established Nigerian industry - CJ 'Fiery' Obasi's Ojuju is an... More »
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Johnnie To Is BOUNDLESS In Trailer For New Documentary

Hong Kong action maestro Johnnie To has long been a great favorite in these pages and now the director finds himself on the other side of the camera as the subject of Ferris Lin's upcoming documentary Boundless.As Hong Kong's foremost... More »
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Brazil's Urban Legends Come To Life With THE FOSTERING (O DIABO MORA AQUI)

We first came across Brazilian directing duo Dante Vescio and Rodrigo Gasparini in these parts when the talented pair submitted their short M Is For Mailbox as part of the ABCs Of Death 2 26th director contest. And now there... More »
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Don't Move When LANDMINE GOES CLICK

Coming soon from Georgian director Levan Bakhia (247F) is Landmine Goes Click, an English language thriller starring Spencer Locke and Sterling Night along with a distressingly plausible premise. Imagine you're a tourist in an unknown and formerly war torn land.... More »
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I DECLARE WAR Director To Tackle Philip K Dick's THE CRAWLERS

Intriguing news for fans of iconic scifi author Philip K Dick with word that I Declare War director Jason Lapeyre has been attached to direct an adaptation of Dick's short story The Crawlers for producers Edward Pressman and Isa Dick... More »
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GREEN ROOM: Check Out Patrick Stewart In First Look At Saulnier's Latest

Things are well under way on Blue Ruin director Jeremy Saulnier's upcoming Green Room and star Patrick Stewart has done fans hungry for a taste a little favor by tweeting out the first official image from the film in which... More »
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THE SHAMER'S DAUGHTER: Watch The First Trailer For Danish Young Adult Fantasy

Much anticipated throughout Scandinavia thanks to the enormous popularity of Lene Kaaberbol's series of novels, the Anders Thomas Jensen scripted adaptation of young adult fantasy series The Shamer's Daughter has arrived online.The Shamer's daughter, Dina, has unwillingly inherited her mother's... More »
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Fabulous Full Trailer For Vietnamese Horror CHUNG CU

Back when the first teaser for Van M Pham's Chung Cu arrived in October we commented on how the director had managed what felt like a sort of throwback to the wave of top tier Asian horror that included Ringu,... More »
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SON OF A GUN: First Trailer For The Gritty Ewan McGregor Heist Picture Looks Flat Out Fantastic

Given the early success of Danny Boyle's Shallow Grave it's really somewhat surprising that star Ewan McGregor has largely stayed away from like minded criminal fare through his career. There have been blips here and there, sure, but it's a... More »
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What Remake? More Of The Original LUTHER On The Way ...

Never say never, right? Ever since the most recent episodes of Idris Elba starring UK crime drama Luther aired on the BBC official word has been consistent: There may be a Luther feature, there may be a spinoff devoted to... More »
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Disaster Strikes In Teaser For Roar Uthaug's THE WAVE

If the idea of a tsunami causing destruction in a Norwegian fjord seems outlandish to you ... well, it's happened before. It was in 1934 that a massive wave spread destruction along the Tafjord after a massive landslide triggered a... More »
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Fox Developing US Remake Of BBC Cop Drama LUTHER, But Who Will Play The Title Role?

Can there really be Luther without Idris Elba? That's the only question that really matters in response to word that Fox is developing a remake of the hit BBC cop thriller with series creator Neil Cross currently writing a US... More »
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BAD TURN WORSE: Watch An Exclusive Clip From The Acclaimed Indie Thriller

Now available on VOD platforms across America, Zeke and Simon Hawkins' acclaimed indie thriller has been winning lots of love from the press and we've got a little something to show you why here with a new and exclusive clip... More »
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AFRIFF 2014 Review: COZ OV MONI 2 Is A Ridiculously Good Time

Several days on from screening Ghanaian musical duo FOKN Bois' Coz Ov Moni 2: Fokn Revenge - a film they bill as "the world's second first pidgen musical" - I am left with one certainty and one question. The certainty?... More »
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After A HIJACKING, Tobias Lindholm Enters A WAR

One of the brightest young talents in international cinema, A Hijacking writer-director Tobias Lindholm will soon wrap principal photography on his third feature film, A War. Reuniting his core creative team with regular collaborators Pilou Asbaek and Soren Malling, Lindholm... More »
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VIOLATOR: Watch The Trailer For Cinema One Winning Horror Film

The ecosystem of Filipino film festivals can be a confusing one to outside eyes. For unlike pretty much everywhere else in the world - where festivals may commission the occasional work but overwhelmingly show films independently produced outside of the... More »
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THE TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN: Watch The First Trailer For Tsui Hark's Latest

Iconic director Tsui Hark will unleash his latest period set action epic on Chinese cinemas this Christmas and the first trailer has arrived to whet the appetite. And, yes, fans will be positively drooling over this one.Set in the 1940's... More »
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Watch A Mitt Full Of TV Spots For Yamazaki's Live Action PARASYTE

Fresh from its world premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival - where our own Christopher O'Keeffe saw and reviewed it - a quartet of TV spots for Japanese VFX wizard Yamazaki Takashi's live action adaptation of popular manga Parasyte... More »
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