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.

Marko Zaror To Play Colombian Superhero ZAMBO DENDE?

What next for Chilean martial arts star Marko Zaror? It would appear a move into the world of superheroes with a role in Colombian superhero effort Zambo Dende, with director Riccardo Gabrielli R tweeting out yesterday "@markozaror mañana nos vemos... More »
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Watch An Exclusive Clip From Revenge Thriller JULIA

Matthew A Brown's psycho-sexual revenge thriller Julia is poised to have its US premiere October 21st as part of Screamfest LA and we've got an exclusive clip to introduce you to The Human Centipede star Ashley C Williams as the... More »
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First Shots From Mark Dacascos Starring Action Film ULTIMATE JUSTICE

It was back at the end of September that we brought word Crying Freeman star Mark Dacascos was returning to martial arts action with Ultimate Justice and with the film now deep into production we have a first look at... More »
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It's A Good, Old Fashioned STARE DOWN

Since we last heard from Australian YouTube prankster Michael Shanks, the young talent has been hired on to direct music videos for Guy Pearce - really, see one here - but happily his time spent singing movie stars has not... More »
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Keshales And Papushado To Remake Johnnie To's VENGEANCE

The Big Bad Wolves boys are coming to Hollywood, word breaking today that Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado - the Israeli duo behind Rabies and Big Bad Wolves - have signed on to direct a remake of Johnnie To's Vengeance.... More »
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Remember to Turn Off Your Phone Before Entering THE MANSION

When we last heard from Portuguese director Jeronimo Rocha it was on the heels of his scifi horror short film Dedalo, a project which initially grew out of a film festival ident spot and continues to grow with Rocha currently... More »
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Man, Maiden, Monster. Watch Cameron Macgowan's Ghastly Love Story LIEBE Now

Ah, true love. There's just no telling where it will strike, a fact played to great comedic effect by director Cameron Macgowan in his short film Liebe. After a hugely successful festival run that saw the film screen at dozens... More »
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Hey, Filmmakers! Montreal's Fantasia Festival Is Accepting Submissions For Their 2015 Festival Now!

You a filmmaker looking for a leg up? Want to get your latest opus in front of an audience? Montreal's mammoth Fantasia Festival is now accepting submissions for their 2015 edition! Get yourself in there and start training your arteries... More »
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Hypnotic Danish Fantasy DARK SAMURAI To Premiere At Camerimage, Take A Look At These Gorgeous Images

It's been a long road for Sidney Lexy Plaut and his debut feature Dark Samurai. A hypnotic, experimental piece of work revolving around the folklore surrounding legendary samurai Miyamoto Musashi produced with the help of Valhalla Rising producer Lene Borglum... More »
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Full Trailer For Jean Dujardin Starring Crime Thriller LA FRENCH (THE CONNECTION)

Jean Dujardin anchors the cast of Cedric Jimenez' classy Gallic crime thriller La French. Based on the same true events that provided the basis for The French Connection, the film is known in these parts simply as The Connection and... More »
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Crowdfund This: Aussie True Crime Thriller HOLT!

In December of 1967, at the height of the Vietnam War, Australian Prime Minister vanished without a trace. No warning. No clues. He was simply gone and has never been heard from since. What happened to Holt? That's been the... More »
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Watch Conor Holt's Acclaimed Indie SciFi Short A BETTER LIFE

Fresh off a hugely successful festival run, Twitch is proud to present the online premiere of Conor Holt's indie scifi short A Better Life. Very much the sort of scifi driven by ideas and characters more than effects and flash... More »
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Watch The Trailer For Espinoza's SANTIAGO VIOLENTA

[Now with English subtitles.] It's been a busy time for Chilean writer-director Ernesto Diaz Espinoza. Just last month Espinoza had the world premiere of Redeemer - his latest collaboration with martial artist Marko Zaror - at Fantastic Fest while just... More »
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Sono's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL Lands A New US Trailer

With its arrival on North American shores imminent a new trailer for Sono Sion's gonzo Why Don't You Play In Hell has arrived online. I literally ate my shirt at Fantastic Fest last year because of this film (and R100,... More »
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Even By Miike Standards, This Is Just Weird. Check The Full Trailer For AS THE GODS WILL

The are exploding heads o'plenty in the full trailer for Miike Takashi's adaptation of popular manga As The Gods Will. Heads exploding into piles of beads, apparently, all of it presided over by a mocking sculpture. Then there's the guy... More »
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Watch The Trailer For Indie Thriller BAD TURN WORSE (aka WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE)

A selection of the 2013 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival - back when it was known as We Gotta Get Out Of This Place - Zeke and Simon Hawkins' indie thriller Bad Turn Worse hits limited theatrical release,... More »
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Panna Rittikrai Exits In Style With Balls-Out Insane VENGEANCE OF AN ASSASSIN Trailer

Weep for the loss of Panna Rittikrai for when the acclaimed Thai fight choreographer succumbed to illness earlier this year the fight world lost a simply enormous talent. While Rittikrai has often been viewed as a secondary player in the... More »
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Check This Amazing Artwork Of Jeffrey Combs As Edgar Allan Poe In NEVERMORE

I have nothing to add to the press release beyond, "Wow."Phantom City Creative Artwork Revealed for Edgar Allan Poe Halloween "Nevermore" Performance at the Somerville TheatreBOSTON (October 1, 2014) -- On October 31, fans of the darker literary persuasion will... More »
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Don't Answer The Door For Mike Chester's TRICK OR TREATERS

A major pet peeve of mine is the casting of actors in their late twenties or early thirties to play teenagers. Yes, it's been going on forever and I understand the mechanics of why it happens but it remains a... More »
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Watch Jon Yeo's LEVIATHAN AGES And Learn Wisdom From The Tentacled Emperor

It was just over a year ago that we posted a pair of teasers for Jon Yeo's Leviathan Ages, a unique and compelling short that Yeo put together over the span of two years. And now, having completed a lengthy... More »
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