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.

ZAMBO DENDE Rises! Watch Marko Zaror As The Colombian Comic Book Hero In Live Action Adaptation!

As regular patrons of Fantastic Fest have known for years, Chilean martial arts star Marko Zaror is a little bit larger than life. I mean that both literally in that he's not at all a small man, and also figuratively... More »
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Sex, Booze And Accordions Make For A Riotous Coming Of Age In Russia's RAG UNION

Writer-director Mikhail Mestetskiy looks to inject some life into the typical coming of age story with his upcoming Rag Union, the story of a young man whose chance encounter with a group of hard drinking, hard playing, accordion wielding quasi-anarchists... More »
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Hey, Fight Fans! Win An Amazing IP MAN 3 Prize Pack!

Hey, martial arts fans! Wilson Yip's acclaimed Ip Man 3 is out in US theaters now and to celebrate the fine folk at WellGo USA are offering up one hell of a quality Ip Man 3 prize pack to a... More »
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Men Down Post-Sundance ... Please Help Us Raise Funds To Cover Medical Costs For Injured Twitch Writers

We pause our regular flow of pop-culture news and notes here for something entirely more serious. On their return trip from covering the Sundance Film Festival for Twitch regular contributors Ben Umstead, Zach Gayne and Jeremy Harris were involved in... More »
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GREEN ROOM: Watch The Bad Ass Red Band Trailer For Saulnier's Latest

Wrong place. Wrong time. Great fucking movie. That's basically what you need to know about Jeremy Saulnier's follow up to the acclaimed Blue Ruin with the equally acclaimed Green Room, in which a group of punk kids end up in... More »
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Crowdfund This! Jason Trost's Post Apocalyptic Oddity Returns With BEATS OF RAGE, THE FP PART II!

It was back in 2011 that the Trost Brothers first burst into the public eye with cinematic oddity The FP. A bizarre post-apocalyptic beast, The FP was essentially took the world of The Warriors and had the rival gangs fighting... More »
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Full Trailer For Stephen Chow's THE MERMAID Is Weirdly Serious ... And Not Very Good.

Whenever Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle director Stephen Chow releases a new film it's something of an event. One of the most beloved entertainers on the face of the planet, Chow has an enviable selection of truly great films... More »
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THE WITCH: Watch The New Trailer For The Acclaimed Horror Film

After blowing audiences away at the 2015 edition of the Sundance Film Festival, Robert Eggers' The Witch finally hits screens on February 19th and another impressive new trailer has just arrived to whet the appetite.New England, 1630. Upon threat of... More »
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Watch Fantastic Proof Of Concept For French SciFi ICKERMAN

Remember the names of Raphaël Hernandez and Savitri Joly-Gonfard, a French duo who work professionally under the name of Seth Ickerman. For while you may not know them know the talent the pair display is so overwhelmingly obvious that you're... More »
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THE ARDENNES: Watch The Trailer For Robin Pront's Striking Debut

Though it arrived at the Toronto International Film Festival with little fanfare, Belgian director Robin Pront's striking debut feature The Ardennes left as a major favorite for many of those lucky enough to catch it there, myself included. The story... More »
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Meet THE LION WOMAN In First Trailer

Director Vibeke Idsøe delivers what appears to be a handsomely realized and very unusual period drama with The Lion Woman, which is exactly what it sounds like: The tale of a girl born with her body covered in hair.THE LION... More »
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Lion On The Loose In Amsterdam! Check Out The First Images From Dick Maas' PREY

Dick Maas - the director of cult hits Amsterdamned, The Lift and Sint - is once again wreaking havoc on Amsterdam with his latest feature, Prey, and we've got the first images to share. No killer Santa or cursed elevators... More »
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THE AMBASSADOR Director Returns With True Crime Doc COLD CASE HAMMARSKJOLD

After building a name for himself as a documentary prankster par excellence with his features The Red Chapel - in which he posed as an experimental theater director to gain access to North Korea - and The Ambassador - in... More »
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Full BOYKA: UNDISPUTED Trailer Will Punch You In The Face

Boyka is back, with Scott Adkins once again taking on his most popular role to lay one hell of a beatdown in the upcoming Boyka: Undisputed. This one breaks with the format of the series somewhat with the title character... More »
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FUCKKKYOUUU: Watch The Complete Sundance Selected Short

After a successful festival run that took them through the Sundance Next Festival, Fantastic Fest and on to Sundance proper, director Eddie Alcazar and Flying Lotus have released their collaborative short film Fuckkkyouuu online in its entirety. And this is... More »
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Hey, Toronto! Seijun Suzuki Retrospective Kicks Off Tomorrow With STORY OF A PROSTITUTE At The TIFF Bell Lightbox

Hey, Toronto! It's time to get your Suzuki on with twelve film retrospective Action, Anarchy And Audicity kicking off tomorrow at the TIFF Bell Lightbox with a screening of his Story Of A Prostitute.One of the true madmen of world... More »
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Watch Tyson And Yen Behind The Scenes Of IP MAN 3 In This Exclusive Clip!

Now in theatrical release across the USA, Wilson Yip concludes his martial arts biopic trilogy with Ip Man 3 in which Donnie Yen again reprises his role as the iconic martial arts master, and teacher to Bruce Lee. Donnie Yen... More »
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TRIVISA: Watch The Trailer For Johnnie To Produced Crime Thriller

Johnnie To produced crime thriller Trivisa will soon premiere as part of the Berlin International Film Festival and the first teaser for what promises to be one slick piece of classically inspired Hong Kong cinema has arrived online. Set in Hong... More »
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WE ARE THE FLESH: Dark, Disturbing Trailer For Minter's Apocalyptic Vision Debuts

You've got to have some kind of special debut film to enlist the likes of Battle In Heaven helmer Carlos Reygadas and The Revenent's Alejandro Innaritu to your cause and the fact that both have gotten involved with Emiliano Rocha... More »
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KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS: Watch The Full Trailer For Laika's Latest Stop Motion Spectacular

Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls lead animator Travis Knight graduates up to the director's chair on Kubo And The Two String, the latest from stop motion animation house Laika. And, true to typical Laika form, it looks absolutely gorgeous. Clever,... More »
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