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.

Richard Madden And Michael Smiley Enter GROUP B

A pair of very familiar faces enter a very different sort of world with Richard Madden (Game Of Thrones) and Michael Smiley (Luther, Kill List) taking the leads in Nick Rowland's Group B.Rally driver Shane Hunter is facing his comeback... More »
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Behold The Coming Of BARTKIRA!

A fusion of The Simpsons with Akira? It sounds like something so odd that it must be awesome and that certainly seems to be the case based on the first images and sample animations released from Ryan Humphrey and James... More »
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Miike's YAKUZA APOCALYPSE Poster Arrives Bearing ... Frog?

Miike Takashi has long stated that his goal with upcoming effort Yakuza Apocalypse was to get back to the gonzo efforts of his earlier years. And, yup ... this new theatrical poster is going to arch a few eyebrows, that's... More »
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Furries! With Machine Guns! Isaki Lacuesta's MURIERON Looks Absolutely Gonzo!

Given that the old Alex de la Iglesia is still going strong there doesn't appear to be any particularly pressing need for Spain to discover a new Alex de la Iglesia, but what the hell. Isaki Lacuesta appears to be... More »
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Watch Fernando Urdapilleta's Fabulous Short Film COSITA LINDA (PRETTY LITTLE THING)

Oh, here's a happy treat. While writing about the trailer release for Mexican helmer Fernando Urdapilleta's debut feature, Lonely Stars, I made reference to his earlier short film Pretty Little Thing. And it turns out that with the premiere of... More »
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LONELY STARS Trailer Hits Like A Blast Of Latino John Waters

Mexican director Fernando Urdapilleta burst on to our radar a few years back now with his short film Cosita Linda (Pretty Little Thing), a brilliantly grimy coming of age / revenge tale with a truly shocking twist that burned it... More »
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A Producer Responds To News A Teacher Has Been Jailed For Screening THE ABCs OF DEATH

I'll be honest. When I first heard that substitute teacher Sheila Kearns was facing criminal charges for showing anthology horror project The ABCs Of Death - a project on which I am an associate producer - my response was one... More »
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The Band Is Back Together In Dutch Hip Hop Comedy THE MASTERS

The producer of Dick Maas' horror comedy Sint is taking a turn into very different territory with upcoming comedy The Masters but the results look as though they should prove every bit as successful as the earlier holiday splatter picture.The... More »
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WEDNESDAY 04:45: Take a Look At The First Teaser For Tribeca Selected Thriller

It was all the way back in 2008 that we first fell in love with the work of Greek director Alexis Alexiou here at Twitch. The occasion was his debut feature Tale 52 and we expected great things to come.... More »
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Check Out BLACK OUT Director Arne Toonen's Juvenile Gangsters In DE BOSKAMPI'S Trailer

[Updated with English subtitled version and even more fun when you can understand what they're saying!]Dutch helmer Arne Toonen burst on to our radar here at TwitchFilm a few years back with the release of his 2012 feature Black Out.... More »
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WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE's Max Records Declares I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER

Though you might be inclined to think otherwise, Where The Wild Things Are star Max Records is declaring I Am Not A Serial Killer as the lead in Isolation helmer Billy O'Brien's adaptation of Dan Wells novel of the same... More »
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Things Take A Darker Turn In The Trailer For Oshii's Live Action PATLABOR: THE NEXT GENERATION Movie

Ghost In The Shell helmer Oshii Mamoru has been clear about his intentions for his live action Patlabor: The Next Generation project right from the beginning. Like the original animated effort the story would begin with a light hearted, comedy... More »
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Hey, Canada! Watch Films Made In Canada! At The Cinema!

What's that? You live in Canada and you're baffled by the fact that it's next to impossible to go to a Canadian cinema and find a Canadian film on the big screen? Well, yes, that is - historically speaking -... More »
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Take A First Look At Erik Matti's HONOR THY FATHER

It's shaping up to be a busy year for On The Job director Erik Matti, with multiple projects on his slate. Up first - and now in production - is crime thriller Honor Thy Father, the story of a family... More »
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Crowdfund This! Anya Beyersdorf's Creepy VAMPIR!

Get the wallets warmed up, kids, because acclaimed Australian writer-director Anya Beyersdorf is looking for a modest bit of support to bring her Vampir to life. VAMPIR is the story of Vladimir, a strange loner who lives in an old... More »
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Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Alex de la Iglesia's A FERPECT CRIME!

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 3rd screening of his A... More »
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THE CORPSE OF ANNA FRITZ Trailer Secures Its Position As Most Controversial Film Of SXSW

A beautiful young actress dies and a group of drunken young men can't resist the chance to see the corpse of a woman they've idolized in the morgue and ... yep. It goes there. Selected as part of the Midnighters... More »
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Check Out Phantom City Creative's Gorgeous THE VOID Poster Art

Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie's The Void just got a whole lot prettier with this fabulous one sheet created by Justin Erickson at Phantom City Creative. Now crowdfunding support to get their creature shop up and running well in advance... More »
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A Nightmarish Vision Of Impending Parenthood In Özkan Aksular's MUNAFIK Teaser

A simple concept very well executed is what you get in the teaser for Özkan Aksular's upcoming Turkish horror film Munafik (Hypocrites). While it's hard to get too specific with English language information on the film - the never reliable... More »
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Biplanes Battle In Turkey's SON MEKTUP

Biplanes swoop and spin, cannons pound away on war ships, guns blaze, heroes weep, and things are just generally epic sized in the teaser for Özhan Eren's upcoming Turkish war picture Son Mektup. Set during the Battle of Gallipoli in... More »
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