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.

It Comes From Space To Suck Your Blood! Do You Dare Brave The Horrors Of INSECTULA?

It came from space! And it will suck your blood! Behold the terrors of Mike Peterson's Isectula in this exclusive trailer!Peterson and company are eschewing traditional distribution with this one and bringing the film straight to the audience with DVDs,... More »
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Cassel Chills In First PARTISAN Trailer

That iconic French star Vincent Cassel continues to find new facets of himself on screen this far into his career is nothing short of a wonder and the career chameleon takes yet another coldly charismatic turn at the center of... More »
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LOVE AND PEACE: Watch The Gonzo Full Trailer For Sono's Latest

A heartwarming tale of a would-be rock star and his pet turtle. And a cave full of abandoned toys. And a giant monster. That's what Japanese maverick Sono Sion appears to have cooked up with his upcoming Love And Peace... More »
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Miike, Saulnier and Van Dormael Anchor Directors' Fortnight Selections

There's a fuzzy green frog headed for Cannes with word that Miike Takashi's Yakuza Apocalypse - poster art featured above - is headed to the massive French fest as part of the official Directors' Fortnight selection along with Jeremy Saulnier's... More »
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Check The First Poster Art For Yam Laranas' ABOMINATION

It was just over a week ago that Filipino director Yam Laranas (Sigaw, The Road) dropped the trailer for his latest fright flick, Abomination, and now we're happy to premiere the first poster art here at TwitchFilm. Says Laranas about... More »
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Farsi Language Horror UNDER THE SHADOW Begins Shoot In Jordan

I read a lot of scripts. I mean a lot of scripts. Reading scripts has become a fundamental part of my working day since becoming a part of XYZ Films and let me tell you - most of them are... More »
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Large Scale Destruction In Full ATTACK ON TITAN Trailer

The titans are coming with a summer release for Higuchi Shinji's live action adaptation of the hugely popular manga and anime series rapidly approaching. This tale of humanity's last survivors struggle against a race of flesh eating giants is giant... More »
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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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