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.

What Remake? More Of The Original LUTHER On The Way ...

Never say never, right? Ever since the most recent episodes of Idris Elba starring UK crime drama Luther aired on the BBC official word has been consistent: There may be a Luther feature, there may be a spinoff devoted to... More »
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Disaster Strikes In Teaser For Roar Uthaug's THE WAVE

If the idea of a tsunami causing destruction in a Norwegian fjord seems outlandish to you ... well, it's happened before. It was in 1934 that a massive wave spread destruction along the Tafjord after a massive landslide triggered a... More »
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Fox Developing US Remake Of BBC Cop Drama LUTHER, But Who Will Play The Title Role?

Can there really be Luther without Idris Elba? That's the only question that really matters in response to word that Fox is developing a remake of the hit BBC cop thriller with series creator Neil Cross currently writing a US... More »
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BAD TURN WORSE: Watch An Exclusive Clip From The Acclaimed Indie Thriller

Now available on VOD platforms across America, Zeke and Simon Hawkins' acclaimed indie thriller has been winning lots of love from the press and we've got a little something to show you why here with a new and exclusive clip... More »
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AFRIFF 2014 Review: COZ OV MONI 2 Is A Ridiculously Good Time

Several days on from screening Ghanaian musical duo FOKN Bois' Coz Ov Moni 2: Fokn Revenge - a film they bill as "the world's second first pidgen musical" - I am left with one certainty and one question. The certainty?... More »
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After A HIJACKING, Tobias Lindholm Enters A WAR

One of the brightest young talents in international cinema, A Hijacking writer-director Tobias Lindholm will soon wrap principal photography on his third feature film, A War. Reuniting his core creative team with regular collaborators Pilou Asbaek and Soren Malling, Lindholm... More »
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VIOLATOR: Watch The Trailer For Cinema One Winning Horror Film

The ecosystem of Filipino film festivals can be a confusing one to outside eyes. For unlike pretty much everywhere else in the world - where festivals may commission the occasional work but overwhelmingly show films independently produced outside of the... More »
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THE TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN: Watch The First Trailer For Tsui Hark's Latest

Iconic director Tsui Hark will unleash his latest period set action epic on Chinese cinemas this Christmas and the first trailer has arrived to whet the appetite. And, yes, fans will be positively drooling over this one.Set in the 1940's... More »
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Watch A Mitt Full Of TV Spots For Yamazaki's Live Action PARASYTE

Fresh from its world premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival - where our own Christopher O'Keeffe saw and reviewed it - a quartet of TV spots for Japanese VFX wizard Yamazaki Takashi's live action adaptation of popular manga Parasyte... More »
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THE HORSEMAN Director Takes A Visit To The BLOODLANDS

Things have been quiet since 2009 for Australian writer-director Steven Kasrissios. It was back in 2008 that his gritty, intense debut The Horseman turned heads around the world and though he's been hard at work developing other concepts since none... More »
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BLADE OF THE MAIDEN: Check The Teaser For Filipino Martial Arts Fantasy

The Philippines' Cinema One Originals program continues to support a broad range of talent across more genres than you can shake a stick at with their annual funding grants - unlike most nations Filipino festivals actually commission and pay for... More »
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Turkish Horror Helmer Steps Into English Language With First MAGI Teaser

Prolific Turkish horror director Hasan Karacadag has been a familiar face in these parts since bursting on the scene with D@bbe in 2006. And with a handful of titles under his belt since then, Karacadag is making the step into... More »
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DARK SAMURAI: Watch The First Teaser Now

We have been keeping a close eye on the development of Sidney Lexi Plaut's Dark Samurai for some time now, drawn in by the gorgeous imagery and the presence of Valhalla Rising producer Lene Borglum on the production team of... More »
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Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To See OVERHEARD 3 At Reel Asian!

Yes, kids, the Reel Asian festival is drawing to a close but we've still got tickets to give away to catch the November 16th screening of Overheard 3 at the Silver City Richmond Hill! The finale of the surveillance themed... More »
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Marko Zaror Will Kick That Face And That Face And All The Faces In First REDEEMER Teaser!

Good news for fans of Chilean martial artist Marko Zaror on a pair of fronts. Up first, word is out from the American Film Market that US rights for his latest pairing with writer-director Ernesto Diaz Espinoza, Redeemer, has been... More »
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Enter The Hollow Earth With New Promo For IRON SKY: THE COMING RACE

The Moon Nazis, it would appear, are looking inward. No, not in the emotional touchy-feely sense. That's not their style. They're looking inward literally, as in to the center of the earth, in this new promo for Timo Vuorensola's Iron... More »
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Jackson, Russell, Roth, Madsen, Dern And Tatum Among Tarantino's HATEFUL EIGHT

Polish up your six shooters and get your tongue all warmed up for lots and lots and lots of dialogue for Tarantino's Hateful Eight is officially a go and the full cast list boasts a collection of familiar (and welcome)... More »
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Adventure On The High Seas In Teaser For Dutch Bio Pic MICHIEL DE RUYTER

A 17th century Dutch admiral famous for his role in the Anglo-Dutch wars, Michiel De Ruyter makes his way to the big screen as the subject of a swashbuckling adventure by director Roel Reine."Wars are fought by many, history is... More »
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Review: WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL?, A Brash Bundle Of Boundless Fun

[This review originally ran following the film's premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. And, yes, thanks to the general craziness of of R100 I did, in fact, eat my shirt.] Mark my words: If another film brings even half... More »
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Sigmund Freud Treats The Undead In Austrian Comedy THE VAMPIRE ON THE COUCH

Austrian film, it should be noted, is not particularly known for having a sense of humor. And so you will be forgiven if you cringe a little inside at the idea of an Austrian romantic comedy about a depressed vampire... More »
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