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.

Crowdfund This! HotDocs Selection DOGLEGS Needs Your Help To Wrap Things Up!

How's this for an assurance of quality for prospective crowd funders? Not only is Heath Cozens' feature documentary Doglegs very nearly complete but it is already selected to premiere at the prestigious HotDocs festival in Toronto. But don't you need... More »
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Grind The Rail - And The Undead - With A Pair Of Concept Teasers For Dominik Hartl's ATTACK OF THE LEDERHOSEN ZOMBIES

It was just at the beginning of the week that we brought the first in a trio of proof of concept teasers from Dominik Hartl's Austrian horror comedy Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies and we now follow with the remaining... More »
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Big Shark! Bigger Monster! It's The Japanese MEGA SHARK VS KOLOSSUS Trailer

Given that the third installment of the Mega Shark franchise is openly cribbing designs from the Attack On Titan manga, anime and soon-to-be-live-action franchise, it seems only fitting that the first trailer for the upcoming Mega Shark vs Kolossus has... More »
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Hasselhoff Powers KUNG FURY Up To A Whole New Level Of Awesome

When one David is not enough, add another. That was the general thinking behind the producers of David Sandberg's much buzzed Kung Fury when pondering how to generate even more attention for a short film that already stands as one... More »
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Witness The Carnage Wrought By The ATTACK OF THE LEDERHOSEN ZOMBIES

The undead have risen in the mountains of Austria thanks to Austrian director Dominik Hartl and his debut feature Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies. Now in production this tale of a young snowboarder stranded on the mountainous site of a... More »
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Adil El Arbi And Bilall Fallah Dive Into Belgium's Youth Gangs With Super Slick Teaser For BLACK

What's this? An ultra slick youth-gang romantic drama from Belgium? That may not be the first thing you think of when the European nation is mentioned by directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallahare delivering exactly that with their adaptation... More »
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Watch The Brandon Cronenberg Directed Video For Sook Yin-Lee And Adam Litovitz's JOOJ

Outside of Canadian borders artistic polymath Sook-Yin Lee is likely best known as an actor and director thanks to her appearances in John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus and Hedwig And The Angry Inch. But up here north of the border? Well,... More »
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Brussels 2015 Review: BURYING THE EX Stumbles But Doesn't Fall

A triumphant return for a beloved master or a sleepy reworking of now overly familiar tropes in a zombie movement that just won't die? Joe Dante's Burying The Ex is neither, really, the horror comedy showing plenty to say that... More »
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Brussels Kicks Off With a Look At MR NOBODY Director's Next And a Knighthood For Joe Dante

Earlier this evening the 33rd edition of the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival kicked off in grand style with a raucous packed house - and, yes, the Brussels audience notorious for making visiting directors sing to them and general carryings-on... More »
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Social Media Gets Nasty In UNFRIENDED Trailer

That social media is very frequently anti-social in the extreme is really not news at this point, with virtually everyone having a handful of stories of horrible things 'friends' have said or done to each other online. But despite the... More »
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Nishimura Unleashes His NINJA WAR In New Trailer

Tokyo Gore Police helmer Nishimura Yoshihiro appears to be taking a somewhat more reserved approach with his latest feature, The Ninja War Of Torakage with nary a geyser of blood to be found in the just released first trailer. And,... More »
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Rest In Peace, Robert Z'Dar.

A big man with a big jaw is no more with word that iconic Maniac Cop star Robert Z'Dar passed away yesterday in Pensacola, Florida where he was attending a fan convention. The popular cult actor who appeared in over... More »
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MAD MAX: Will You Survive The New Trailer?

Mad Max. Fury Road. Tom Hardy. Charlize Theron. New trailer. Holy shit.... More »
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MEGA SHARK Bites ATTACK ON TITAN

What's this? The first images have surfaced from The Asylum's Mega Shark vs Kolossus - the latest installment in the pulp producer's franchise. And while the Mega Shark movies may be considered among the more 'original' content from the production... More »
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Raven Banner Takes International Rights To Mattie Do's DEAREST SISTER

Like the headline says, following up a successful crowd funding campaign and serving as the Lao side of Jamie Dagg's Canada-Lao co-production River, Chanthaly helmer Mattie Do's Dearest Sister is gaining momentum leading up to production with word that Raven... More »
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*UPDATED* Sahamongkol Blocks FURIOUS 7 From Release In Thailand Over Tony Jaa Contract Dispute

[Engines are revving with news that Thailand's Civil Court has struck down the injunction against releasing Furious 7 following an appeal filed by Jaa, Universal and UIP.]The ongoing drama between Thai star Tony Jaa and Sia Jiang - the head... More »
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Things Get Creepy In Norway's VILLMARK 2 Trailer

Norway's Pål Øie made huge waves with his 2003 horror effort Villmark (Dark Woods) but despite a significant box office success Øie has helmed only one feature since - 2009 effort Hidden - and now returns with a sequel to... More »
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Fight The Communist Threat With New CAPITAO FALCAO Trailer

When traditional fascist values are under attack Portugal knows where to turn: Capitao Falcao will save them! Joao Leitao's tongue in cheek deconstruction of the Salazar years hits Portuguese screens April 23rd and has just released a new trailer for... More »
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DEADPOOL Bears It All In First Still

Yup, after much talk the Ryan Reynolds starring big screen outing for Deadpool is under way and the Merc With A Mouth is doing his very best Burt Reynolds impression in the first released image from the set.Based upon Marvel... More »
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Stephen Irwin Delivers More Glorious Oddity With THE OBVIOUS CHILD!

UK animator Stephen Irwin is an enormous favorite here at TwitchFilm, his work constantly spinning off into unexpected, bizarre and oftentimes grotesque territory to hilarious effect. And all of these things are very much true of his latest effort, The... More »
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