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.

PLASTICO: Watch The Hypnotic Trailer For Ricardo Soto's Dark Drama

Clocking in at just 62 minutes Ricardo Soto's Plastico is one of those in-between films that often struggle to find a home as it's not quite long enough to be considered a true feature while being far too long to... More »
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THE RED TURTLE: Watch The First Trailer For The Ghibli Produced Animated Film

Fresh from its premiere in Cannes - you can read Ryland Aldrich's review of the film here - the first trailer for Dudok de Wit's The Red Turtle has arrived online and it's not hard at all to see why... More »
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Marc Jordan Martinez' FRAMED Begins Production

It was back in early October that we shared the very impressive proof of concept trailer for Marc Jordan Martinez' Spanish horror film Framed, very much impressed by the look and feel of what Martinez had already managed to pull... More »
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SKY SHARKS: Check The New Trailer For Nazi Zombies Riding Flying Sharks Madness!

Some concepts pretty much sell themselves and Mark Fehse's Sky Sharks is very much one of those. Picture, if you will, Nazi zombies riding jet propelled sharks through the skies in a revived reign of terror. Now imagine dropping cult... More »
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Imagine 2016: What The Audiences Liked Best

Two weeks ago the Imagine Film Festival ended, and as usual it had provided me with a ridiculously high batting average: every film I saw there was either very good or excellent. It's a testament to the festival's rigorous programming,... More »
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Mass Panic On The TRAIN TO BUSAN! Check Out The Teaser For The KING OF PIGS Director's Live Action Debut!

Korea's Yeon Sang-ho burst on to the world cinema scene back in 2011 with his Director's Fortnight selected animated feature King Of Pigs. And Yeon turned heads not just for the fact that he was directing animation in Korea -... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

TANK 432: Check The Trailer And Poster For Wheatley Produced Thriller

Kill List and High Rise director Ben Wheatley takes on an executive producer role for upcoming UK thriller Tank 432 from director Nick Gillespie. Gillespie and Wheatley's relationship is a long one with Gillespie having served as part of the... More »
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INTERCHANGE: First Stills From Dain Said's Supernatural Noir

Malaysian genre auteur Dain Said (Bunohan) returns with his latest effort - the supernaturally tinged crime noir Interchange - and with Cannes just around the corner we've got the first stills from the film to share. And these are some... More »
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Nagai Go's Android Hero Returns In CUTIE HONEY: TEARS

Last on the big screen with Neon Genesis Evangelion director Anno Hideaki's live action adaptation in 2004, Nagai Go's hugely popular manga hero Cutie Honey returns with a new adaptation from director Asai Takeshi titled Cutie Honey: Tears. The story... More »
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STRIKE A POSE: Watch The Trailer For Madonna Dancer Documentary

Directors Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaans hit something of a gold mine with the subject matter for their documentary Strike A Pose. The Dutch duo gained access to all of the surviving dancers who backed up Madonna nightly on her... More »
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Marko Zaror Joins FROM DUSK TILL DAWN

It would appear that From Dusk Till Dawn series creator Robert Rodriguez and Chilean martial artist Marko Zaror have got a little bromance going on and, really, who can blame them? After first using Zaror for a key supporting part... More »
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Moody, Atmospheric Trailer For Ivan Sen's Outback Crime Thriller GOLDSTONE

Australia's Ivan Sen made quite a splash around the world with his 2013 crime thriller Mystery Road - an artfully executed tale of aboriginal detective Jay Swan working on the fringes of 'civilized' society - and he reunites that team... More »
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Sadako And Kayako Invite You To Enjoy A Tasty Snack While Turning Off Your Phone

Full marks to the marketing team handling upcoming J-horror ghost versus ghost team up film Sadako vs Kayako - in which the villainous apparitions from the Ring and Grudge franchises go head to head. They've got an inherently goofy premise... More »
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Now On Blu-ray: Kitano's KIKUJIRO And DOLLS From Third Window Films UK

Our favorite UK based Asian film distributors are at it again, this time with a pair of Kitano Takeshi classics on Blu-ray. Earlier this month, Third Window FIlms released KItano's Kikujiro and Dolls on Blu-ray for the first time in... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Russian Vampires On The Prowl In GUARDIANS OF THE NIGHT

Now, I'm not going to pretend to be an expert in Russian copyright law but if I were one of the producers of upcoming action fantasy Guardians Of The Night (Nochnye Strazhi) I might consider having my lawyer on speed... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SADAKO VS KAYAKO: New Trailer Promises Ghost On Ghost Showdown

Here's the surprising thing about upcoming Japanese horror film Sadako vs Kayako: It looks like they made an actual movie, one that not only stands on its own terms but also appears to have significantly better production value than the... More »
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BAD DAY FOR THE CUT: Revenge Thriller Begins Shoot In Northern Ireland

It's been four years now since I first came across the work of Chris Baugh and Brendan Mullin, a Belfast based writer-director-producer duo who at the time we launching a horror short film titled Boys From County Hell which I... More »
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ATTRACTION: Bondarchuk Delivers Intriguing Teaser For New Russian Scifi

Already well established as an actor and on the rise as a producer by the time he burst onto the scene as the director of 2005 war effort 9th Company, Fedor Bondarchuk's rise to the top of the heap in... More »
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Bourne Is Back With First Trailer For JASON BOURNE

Star Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass both said over the years that it would never happen until, well, until both were replaced, the series continued without either and then, suddenly, the impossible became possible. Damon and Greengrass both return... More »
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Hey, Toronto! Meet Donnie Yen In Person At The Royal's Screening Of WU XIA!

Hey Toronto action fans! Iconic martial arts star Donnie Yen will be making a very rare public appearance in Toronto - so rare that I actually believe this is the first time he's ever done it here - when The... More »
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