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.

Jeremy Saulnier And Macon Blair Talk BLUE RUIN

It was back in 2007 that we first came across the creative duo of writer-director Jeremy Saulnier and actor Macon Blair. The occasion at the time was Murder Party, a horror comedy that won raves on the festival circuit before... More »
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Arnby's WHEN ANIMALS DREAM Anchors Critics Week Lineup

The normally arthouse Critics Weeks lineup at this year's Cannes Film Festival is getting a little bit bloody with the inclusion of Jonas Alexander Arnby's Danish werewolf picture When Animals Dream and David Robert Mitchell's zombie coming of age story... More »
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Review: GAME OF THRONES S4E03, BREAKER OF CHAINS (Or, This Is How Things Work)

Twitch continues with its ongoing series of recap / reviews of HBO's Game Of Thrones, written from the perspective of someone who has made the deliberate choice not to read the books so he can experience the series cold. Feedback... More »
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Check Out A Clip From Christopher Denham's PRESERVATION

Fresh from the world premiere of Christopher Denham's Preservation at Tribeca a new clip from the survival horror picture has arrived online. Here's how the festival describes the film:Actor Christopher Denham takes his second turn in the director's chair with... More »
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First Teaser For Alan Mak and Felix Chong's OVERHEARD 3

Directors Alan Mak and Felix Ching are headed back to Hong Kong screens with the third installment of their Overheard thriller series. True to form with the shift from the first film to the second - in which the cast... More »
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Vampire Lothario In Bushwick! Check The Poster And Trailer For Quirky Tribeca Selected Horror Comedy SUMMER OF BLOOD

Something very odd is headed to Tribeca with Onur Tukel's Summer Of Blood. Imagine, if you will, Woody Allen as a child of the mumblecore movement making a vampire film. You are now in the correct neighborhood, at least, for... More »
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Poster, Trailer And Images For Koike's LUPIN THE THIRD Anime

While Versus director Kitamura Ryuhei has been making headlines with his upcoming live action adaptation of hugely popular and long running manga and anime series Lupin The Third, his is not the only high profile new Lupin project in the... More »
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Full Trailer For HENTAI KAMEN Director's Sentai Comedy JOSHI ZU

After releasing three features on Japanese screens  in 2013 Kids Police and Hentai Kamen director Fukuda Yuichi is showing no signs of slowing down in 2014 with another two films already scheduled for release in the first half of the... More »
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VANISHING WAVES Duo Receives Development Funding For Upcoming EMERGENCE

What, exactly, is Kristina Buožytė and Bruno Samper's Emergence? Nobody is saying just yet but given the impact that the Lithuanian duo made with their previous effort, Vanishing Waves, expect something exceptional. All we have been able to garner thus... More »
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Indie Horror DELIVERY: THE BEAST WITHIN Hits Theaters And VOD In May

Brian Netto's POV horror film Delivery has received a fair bit of attention here at Twitch over the past couple years and curious horror fans will soon be able to see why with word that the film (with freshly extended... More »
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MPI And Spectrevision Team To Bring Swedish Indie SciFi LFO To US Audiences

For the past couple years at Fantastic Fest I have taken to getting international directors drunk and making them review their own films. One such director to succumb to my boozie entreaties at the 2013 edition of the festival was... More »
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COLD IN JULY: Watch The Gritty US Trailer For Jim Mickle's Latest

Yeah, we've got a thing for Jim Mickle around these parts. That's because he's very, very good with a filmography that dives deep into the seedy underbelly of Americana. that Mickle hasn't really broken through to a mass audience yet... More »
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Final X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Trailer Rolls Out The Big Names

Director Bryan Singer plays school teacher calling out the morning attendance in the latest - and apparently final - trailer for the upcoming X-Men: Days Of Future Past and it would appear that everyone's in class. This one plays like... More »
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Watch Tex-Mex Action Short KISS OF VENGEANCE Now!

We've been keeping an eye on Fernando Berreda Luna's short film project Kiss Of Vengeance for some time now, the Mexploitation inspired short being designed to introduce the characters from a much larger world with the hopes of building it... More »
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Irish Comedy THE STAG Retitled THE BACHELOR WEEKEND For US Release. Check Out The New Trailer!

Irish comedy The Stag has been retitled The Bachelor Weekend for release in the US, where it hits iTunes and VOD today from Tribeca Film. We're big, big fans of this one around here and recommend checking it out very... More »
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Check The Official Poster For Brian O'Malley's LET US PREY

It was just back on Thursday that we premiered the teaser for Brian O'Malley's Let Us Prey and we've now got the first poster art to share with you as well. Liam Cunningham and Pollyanna McIntosh star in what promises... More »
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Red Band Trailer For Cronenberg's MAPS TO THE STARS

[Video removed at producer's request. Evidently this is a sales trailer that was not intended for the public.]Cronenberg's back and he's getting his kink on with this new, NSFW trailer for his upcoming Maps To The Stars. And while it's... More »
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Sammo Hung Rarity PEDICAB DRIVER Anchors The Old School Kung Fu Fest! Check Out The Festival Trailer Now!

Hey, New York! You lot are in for a treat this coming weekend with Subway Cinema's Old School Kung Fu Fest hitting the Anthology Film Archives April 18 - 20! Pedicab Driver! 36th Chamber of Shaolin! Canton Viper! Challenge Of... More »
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Promising Teaser For Venezualan Crime Picture PIPI MIL PUPU DOS LUCAS

Shot on weekends between 2011 and 2013 the first teaser has arrived for Fernando and Enrique R. Bencomo's Caracas set Venezualan crime picture Pipi Mil Pupu Dos Lucas and indications are the labor of love has yielded a good result. This... More »
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ANIMAL KINGDOM Helmer to Write And Direct THE OPERATORS With Brad Pitt

Now, here's a little something with the potential to be quite good: Animal Kingdom and The Rover helmer David Michôd has been tapped to write and direct an adaptation of Michael Hastings' 2011 book The Operators with Brad Pitt attached... More »
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