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: 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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Dario Argento Launches Crowd Funding Campaign For THE SANDMAN With Iggy Pop

The headline says it all, really, iconic director Dario Argento has enlisted punk legend Iggy Pop to take the lead of his upcoming feature The Sandman and today has launched a crowd funding campaign to raise two hundred fifty thousand... More »
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Bo Mikkelsen Delivers More Dark Delights From Denmark With First Shot From WHAT WE BECOME

Intrigued by the current turn towards genre cinema throughout Scandinavia? Well, then, remember the name of Danish writer-director Bo Mikkelsen and his feature debut, What We Become. Because you'll be hearing a lot about this one.Though the film has just... More »
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Defeat Your Own Fucking Jelly Beasts With These Hilarious Teasers For The Shnit International Short Film Festival

This year I've had the great pleasure of sitting on the jury for the Shnit International Short Film Festival where I had the task of wading through a TON of fabulous short films and pitting one against the other in... More »
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Watch The US Trailer For Antonio Tublen's LFO

Antonio Tublen's Swedish microbudget scifi picture LFO was something of a dynamo on the festival circuit, punching way way above its weight as it won raves for its dark comedy, strong performances and clever script. And now US audiences are... More »
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What Is THE STATUE WHISPERS DEATH? Watch The Intriguing Teaser ...

While we can't say for sure what, exactly, The Statue Whispers Death actually is, this new thirty second teaser leaves us hungry to find out more. But here's what we do know: It's obviously got a heavy influence from classic... More »
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Latest DEAR WHITE PEOPLE Trailer Goes Red Band

Justin Simien's indie satire Dear White People hits screens October 17th and while early teasers and clips have certainly let us know what the film's all about we certainly haven't gotten the full bite of the comedy until this latest... More »
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Check Out Phil Mucci's Video For Monster Magnet's 'The Duke'

We don't cover a ton of music video work here at Twitch but we make exceptions for directors we like. And we really, really like Phil Mucci whose work we've covered both as a music video director and in short... More »
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Be Charmed By The Trailer For Malaysian Quasi-SciFi Comedy NOVA (TERBAIK DARI LANGIT)

It was just last year that we first came across the work of Malaysia's Nik Amir Mustapha and we immediately knew that he was one of us. The occasion was his debut film, a genre mashing drama titled Kil that... More »
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Win A 20 000 DAYS ON EARTH Poster Signed By The Filmmakers And Nick Cave!

Drafthouse Films is immensely proud to offer one lucky Twitch reader the opportunity to take home a stunning signed 20,000 Days On Earth poster. The acclaimed new rock doc starring the legendary Nick Cave is now screening in select cities,... More »
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A Few Words With ABCs OF DEATH 2 Director Ohata Hajime

With horror anthology The ABCs Of Death 2 now available on VODwe've had the chance to fire a few questions by Henge director Ohata Hajime about his entry, O Is For Ochlocracy. Read on!The idea of putting a person on... More »
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