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.

Watch Shimizu's Complete NIGHTCRY Short And Support The Video Game!

It was about three weeks ago that we first wrote about NightCry, a new video game project from Clock Tower creator Kono Hifumi with The Grudge director Shimizu Takashi on board as a creative producer while also directing a short... More »
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Kasey Lansdale Has POSTPARTUM, Watch The Teaser Now

For those arching an eyebrow at the name, yes. Kasey Lansdale is indeed the daughter of acclaimed author Joe R Lansdale and she takes a starring in role in Postpartum - the fourth short film directed by Izzy Lee in... More »
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ANOTHER WORLD: Check Out The Trailer For The Israeli Zombie Film

We've been keeping our eye on Israeli director Eitan Reuven and his zombie apocalypse film Another World for quite some time now and with the film now complete and through its festival run a new poster and theatrical trailer have... More »
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GENTLE: Watch Dustin Nguyen In Vietnamese Dostoyevsky Adaptation

A selection of the 2014 Busan International Film Festival, Dustin Nguyen plays the lead in Le Van Kiet's Gentle - an adaptation of the Dostoyevsky short story of the same name. A dark drama revolving around a pawn shop owner... More »
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Thai Villagers Battle The BLACK DEATH In Period Horror

Zombies are coming to Thailand! Or, rather, they've already been there and rather a long time ago according to the premise of upcoming Thai horror Black Death. A period set affair in which a strange plague besets a remote village... More »
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THE BLUE HOUR: Check A Dozen Stills From The Berlin Selected LGBT Mystery

Previously selected to screen in Berlin with his short film work, Thai director Anucha Boonyawatana returns this year with his feature The Blue Hour selected as part of the Panorama section. The gay themed mystery is already garnering advance buzz... More »
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Nazi Zombies Come Flying SKY SHARKS!

How do you top Nazi zombies? By having them ride undead flying sharks, of course. Yes, this actually exists. It's called Sky Sharks, it stars heavily tattooed cult fave Robert La Sardo, it's in post production right now and we've... More »
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THE FORBIDDEN ROOM: Guy Maddin's Latest Looks Even Stranger Than Hoped In This Quintet Of Teasers!

Strap yourself in for something strange, boys and girls, for Canada's favorite cinematic madman Guy Maddin is back with The Forbidden Room. Maddin's latest - codirected with Evan Johnson - is about to premiere at Sundance before heading on to... More »
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Review: R100, An Intensely Intelligent And Witty Study Of Human Behavior

By the time Matsumoto Hitoshi made the move into feature films with his 2007 effort Big Man Japan, he was already a massive star in his native Japan, his television comedy work having firmly established Matsumoto as one of the... More »
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Can Evrenol Wraps BASKIN, Check The First Images Now!

Turkish director Can Evrenol has long been a favorite in these pages, his often horrific short films winning fans around the globe on the short film circuit. His most recent short effort - Baskin - is unquestionably his strongest, which... More »
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Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Catch KILLERS On The Big Screen!

Hey, Toronto! Gritty Sundance selected thriller Killers is coming to the Royal Cinema for one night only on January 22nd and we've got two pairs of tickets to give away!A series of horrific murders have just gone viral, posted anonymously... More »
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GERMAN ANGST Trailer Delivers Love, Sex And Death

A trio of notorious German filmmakers will be bringing the shock value to the International Film Festival Rotterdam with the world premiere of German Angst, a three part anthology from Jörg Buttgereit, Andreas Marschall, and Michal Kosakowski.We've been keeping an... More »
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ROPE A DOPE 2 Is One Of The Best American Fight Comedies Ever Made. Watch It Now.

It seems reductive to say that Rope A Dope 2 is the best thing to emerge from The Stunt People community to date. It's true, I think, and given that The Stunt People have been very good at what they... More »
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Edgar Wright's BABY DRIVER Finds Backing With MRC And Working Title

Edgar Wright's got himself a script, a potential leading man, and now he's got himself a big bag of money to actually make the thing. Sounds like we'll be seeing Wright's Baby Driver sooner rather than later.Variety have broken the... More »
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Trio Of New Johnnie To Projects Now In Production, Including Hong Kong Historical Anthology With John Woo, Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam And More!

One thing that nobody will ever be able to accuse Hong Kong auteur Johnnie To of is being lazy. An incredibly prolific and genre hopping director, To frequently has multiple projects on the go simultaneously and that appears to be... More »
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Watch Nicholas Verso's Dark Thriller THE LAST TIME I SAW RICHARD

If it were meant as a calling card project - as short films most often are these days - then you can consider Nicholas Verso's The Last Time I Saw Richard a resounding success. Winner of an Australian Academy Award... More »
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Ryoo Seung-wan And Hwang Jeong-min Reunite For THE VETERAN

Korea's Ryoo Seung-wan has been at or near the top of the nation's action film heap for better than a decade now thanks to a string of entertaining hits - and sometimes not-hits - and he's looking to retain his... More »
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Enter Malaysia's Most Haunted House With VILLA NABILA

While the format may be overly familiar there's something undeniably effective going on in the trailer for director Syafiq Yusof's Villa Nabila. Presented as a documentary purporting to explore the true stories behind a notorious haunted house in Johor, Malaysia... More »
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The Meltdown Arrives In 6 HOURS With Chilean Disaster Film

Chile's Diego Ayala makes his feature debut with 6 Hours, a disaster film predicated on a very simple and effective premise. A nuclear reactor just outside Santiago has suffered a core breach and will enter full meltdown in just six... More »
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Watch Ben Aston's HE TOOK HIS SKIN OFF FOR ME

Relationships are hard, oftentimes seeming as though no matter what you do it just isn't enough. So goes the basic premise of Ben Aston's fabulous short film He Took His Skin Off For Me, in which a man goes to... More »
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