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.

O-TOWN: Watch The Teaser For Nigerian Gangster Film

We first came across Nigerian helmer CJ 'Fiery' Obasi last year with his feature film Ojuju. A low budget zombie tale set in the shanty towns of his native land, Ojuju bucked the odds to pick up awards at home... More »
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BASKIN: Watch The Deeply Disturbing Trailer For Can Evrenol's Feature Debut

Turkish helmer Can Evrenol feels very much like one of our own here at Twitch. We've been covering his work since back in 2009 when he first came to our attention with his sophomore short film The Chest, and we've... More »
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Win A TRANSPORTER REFUELED Prize Pack!

Ed Skrein steps into Jason Statham's very large shoes with the Camille Delamarre helmed series reboot The Transporter Refueled.In the south of France, former special-ops mercenary Frank Martin enters into a game of chess with a femme-fatale and her three... More »
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Forgotten Animated Classic BELLADONNA OF SADNESS Restored For Re-Release

Though many will likely never have heard of 1973 Japanese animated feature Belladonna Of Sadness this long overlooked classic is about to come back into the spotlight thanks to a gorgeous 4k digital restoration and planned re-release from CineLicious, SpectreVision... More »
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Lean, Mean And Chock Full Of Deadites, It's The New ASH VS EVIL DEAD Trailer

Starz is banking on Evil Dead fans having their boomsticks all buffed and polished this coming Halloween when Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell break out their Necronomicons for their long awaited return to their classic collaboration with new ten part... More »
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Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To See Kurt Russell In BREAKDOWN!

Hey, Toronto! The Twitch curated RussellMania! The Legend Of Kurt Russell retrospective at the TIFF Bell Lightbox may be approaching its end but we aint done yet! Things continue this week with an August 22nd screening of Breakdown and we... More »
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DER BUNKER: A Very Odd Trailer For A Very Odd Film

Something weird-ass this way comes with the imminent arrival of Nikias Chryssos' debut feature Der Bunker (The Bunker). A supremely odd bit of work that had its debut at the Berlin Film Festival and is now making its way through... More »
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Natalie Portman, David Gordon Green And A Big-Ass Wave Help Round Out The Gala And Special Presentation Offerings For TIFF 2015

The Gala and Special Presentation programs are home to the biggest names - both stars and directors - at the annual Toronto International Film Festival. And with the final round of selections being freshly announced there are a whole lot... More »
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Erik Matti, Alex Van Warmerdam, Sono Sion And Cesc Gay And More Added To TIFF With Contemporary World Cinema Announcement

Filipino helmer Erik Matti's latest crime thriller Honor Thy Father (pictured above), Sono's arthouse scifi offering The Whispering Star, Cesc Gay's Truman,  and Alex Van Warmerdam's dark hitman comedy Schneider Vs Bax are among the latest additions to the Toronto... More »
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L'Etrange 2015 Announces Their Massive Lineup!

Heads up, French genre film fans! The L'Etrange Festival have announced their massive 2015 lineup and - true to typical form - it is chock full of goodness. And badness. And weirdness. Twitch is, once again, a media sponsor for... More »
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Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To See A Trio Of Hitchcock / Bergman Team Ups On The Big Screen!

Hey, Toronto! The TIFF Bell Lightbox has got a big treat in store for fans of big screen icon Ingrid Bergman with their upcoming Notorious: Celebrating The Ingrid Bergman Centenary retrospective and we've got two fantastic ticket bundles to give... More »
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God Exists, He Lives In Brussels, And He's Kind Of A Dick. Watch The Trailer For Van Dormael's THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT.

Many people have long suspected that if God actually exists he might be kind of a dick. And that's exactly the premise of Mr Nobody helmer Jaco Van Dormael's latest Cannes selected comedy, with the added wrinkle thrown in that... More »
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Yakuza Turned Priest Returns To Violence In Russian Action PRIEST: CONFESSION OF A SAMURAI

There appears to be a pretty fascinating collision of cultures at the center of upcoming Russian action picture Priest: Confession of a Samurai. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa stars in the picture as a former yakuza turned Orthodox priest pulled back into his... More »
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Whatever Happened To Nakata? GHOST THEATER Trailer Fails To Impress ...

It really wasn't that long ago that Nakata Hideo was not just one of the most intriguing directors in Japan but in the entire world. Riding a string of success that peaked with - but wasn't limited to - Ringu... More »
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Impressive Trailer For Polish War Picture KARBALA

Though war pictures set in the Middle East have been a hard sell in recent years given the ongoing nature of the conflict - nobody seems to want to pay to watch events play out on a big screen that... More »
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Snakes, Blood And Sex In Thai Erotic Horror HOOD

While details in English are hard to come by - and Google Translate proves remarkably bad at Thai, even by Google Translate standards - a very impressive trailer has arrived online for upcoming Thai erotic horror Hood (ตัวอย่างเต็ม แม่เบี้ย). The... More »
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Marcin Wrona's DEMON Trailer Taps Into The Eerie

There has been a surge in high end, boundary blurring, artistic horror out of Europe in recent years with pictures like Let The Right One In representing the beginning of a wave that has carried through in the intervening years... More »
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VAMPIR: Watch The Atmospheric Teaser For Anya Beyersdorf's Latest

Acclaimed Australian writer-director Anya Beyersdorf (Gayby) returns to screens with her new short, Vampir, which we last heard of back in March when she was running a crowd funding campaign to source the final bit of their budget for the... More »
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BANG BANG BABY: High School, Rock And Roll, And Mutants In The Trailer For Canadian Oddity

Evil Dead star Jane Levy takes the lead opposite Justin Chatwin in Jeffrey St Jules' award winning Canadian oddity Bang Bang Baby. How odd? Picture an early 1960's sock hop musical featuring a lonely high school girl, a rock and... More »
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PORTAL TO HELL: Roddy Piper Battles Cthulhu In Teaser For Wrestling Icon's Final Film

The Great Old One is being summoned into the basement of a disused apartment building and the only man who can stop Cthulhu's arrival is wrestling great Rowdy Roddy Piper. That's the basic hook on Portal To Hell!!! (yes, the... More »
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