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.

Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: BONE TOMAHAWK Is One Of The Most Brutal Westerns Ever Put To Film

It appears safe to say that whatever medium he may be working in, Bone Tomahawk writer-director S Craig Zahler has a tendency to play things hard and dark. As a musician Zahler lives in the heavy and black metal worlds... More »
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BONE TOMAHAWK: Listen To An Exclusive Track From The Score To The Kurt Russell Western

Kurt Russell stars in upcoming S Craig Zahler directed western Bone Tomahawk and with the film due to have its world premiere tonight at Fantastic Fest we've got an exclusive piece of he original score by Jeff Herriott and S... More »
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Watch The Slick Trailer For Malaysian Musical Thriller MIRIP

Coming soon in Malaysia is musical thriller Mirip, a film that clearly draws on the nation's Indian influences with its bright colors and slick production design. Details - at least in English - are quite scarce but the first trailer... More »
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FUCKKKYOUUU: Watch This Bizarre, Gorgeous, NSFW Trailer For Eddie Alcazar's Flying Lotus Short Film

Director Eddie Alcazar has teamed up with musical maverick Flying Lotus for his latest effort Fuckkkyouuu and with the film screening now at Fantastic Fest the first trailer has arrived online. And it is gorgeous, disturbing, and NSFW stuff.With the... More »
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Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: DAG Delivers A Bleakly Hilarious Take On Life And Love

Dag dislikes people. All of them. Strongly. He would like nothing more than to be simply left alone to enjoy a good meal alone at home, while listening to his vast collection of music. Because he does not like people.... More »
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Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: L'AFFAIRE SK1 Delivers A Clinical Dissection Of France's Most Notorious Serial Killer

The first body was discovered in 1991, a young woman raped and killed in clearly sadistic fashion in her own home in the French capital. She would be the first of seven, the leading edge of a wave of murders... More »
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BEEBA BOYS: Watch An Exclusive Clip From Deepa Mehta's Gangster Film

Deepa Mehta - the Oscar nominated director of Water and Midnight's Children - takes a turn into very different territory with her upcoming Beeba Boys, an often violent look at crime within the Indian community on Canada's west coast.Deepa Mehta... More »
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CAMINO: Check Out Jay Shaw's Poster Art For The Zoe Bell Starring Action Flick

Fresh from its world premiere at Fantastic Fest yesterday Twitch is happy to present the (typically) fantastic Jay Shaw created poster art for Josh Waller's Camino, with Zoe Bell and Nacho Vigalondo. Here's how I pitched the film in the... More »
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HALFWORLDS: Watch The Trailer For Anwar's Dark HBO Fantasy

Indonesian director Joko Anwar - a long time favorite around these parts - makes the move to television with the upcoming HBO Asia original series Halfworlds. A dark fantasy tale about supernatural creatures living amongst us, Halfworlds hits the air... More »
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Dominic Purcell Kicks Ass In First Clip From GRIDLOCKED

Dominic Purcell anchors the cast of Allan Ungar's indie action film Gridlocked and with the film set to have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest later today the first clip is freshly arrived online.David Hendrix (Dominic Purcell) has got it... More »
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Toronto 2015 Wrap: All Our Reviews & Top TIFF Picks

Well TIFF is all wrapped up for another year and what a festival it was. We'll have a few more reviews rolling out over the coming days but already we've outdone ourselves. Here's a comprehensive list of everything written up... More »
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Hey, Toronto! Win A Pair Of Tickets To Witness Nicholas Wallace's SEANCE!

It was just yesterday that we brought news of Seance, a live theatrical performance running at the Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace in Toronto from September 25th through October 11th that will immerse audiences in the history of spiritism before culminating... More »
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Have A Taste Of WHAT WE BECOME In The First Trailer For The Danish Horror Film

Due to have it's world premiere at the upcoming Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX the first trailer has arrived online for Bo Mikkelsen's Danish horror film What We Become. And while the trailer will no doubt trigger the requisite 'are... More »
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Toronto Audiences Can Experience A Live SEANCE September 25th - October 11th

Though we focus heavily on film and television here at Twitch every now and then we stumble across something in another medium (heh) that's just too good to pass up. Such is upcoming live theatrical experience Seance. Hosted by illusionist... More »
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Jean Luc Herbulot's DEALER Gets A Global Rollout In October, Check Out A New Clip And The International Trailer!

We've been keeping a close eye on Jean Luc Herbulot's gritty French crime thriller Dealer for quite a while now and following a lengthy festival run the film will soon be available around the globe with a worldwide digital release... More »
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The Spoonkiller Cometh. Richard Gale's GINOSAJI Needs Your Help On Kickstarter!

It was a few years back now that writer-director Richard Gale created a legitimate online phenomenon with his short film The Horribly Slow Murderer With The Extremely Inefficient Weapon. The tale of an ordinary man pursued around the world for... More »
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Rio Announces An Expansive - And Impressive - Midnight Lineup!

The Rio International Film Festival - one of the largest and most prestigious in South America - has announced the midnight lineup for the coming edition and, as per usual, it is an expansive and impressive lineup. Want to see... More »
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VILLMARK ASYLUM: Watch The New International Trailer For The Slick Norwegian Horror

Norwegian director Pål Øie returns to screens with Villmark Asylum, a sort of thematic sequel to his 2003 effort, Villmark. An abandoned sanatorium is deteriorating in a remote forest in the mountains. The building is going to be demolished, and... More »
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Toronto 2015 Review: THE WAVE Delivers Large Scale Spectacle

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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Toronto 2015 Review: THE CLAN Is Technically Impressive But Emotionally Distant

It should be noted right from the outset that Pablo Trapero's latest, The Clan, both is and is not exactly what you expect it might be. The true story of a notorious kidnapping ring active in Buenos Aires throughout the... More »
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