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.

CAMINO: Check Out Jay Shaw's Poster Art For The Zoe Bell Starring Action Flick

Fresh from its world premiere at Fantastic Fest yesterday Twitch is happy to present the (typically) fantastic Jay Shaw created poster art for Josh Waller's Camino, with Zoe Bell and Nacho Vigalondo. Here's how I pitched the film in the... More »
By Todd Brown   

HALFWORLDS: Watch The Trailer For Anwar's Dark HBO Fantasy

Indonesian director Joko Anwar - a long time favorite around these parts - makes the move to television with the upcoming HBO Asia original series Halfworlds. A dark fantasy tale about supernatural creatures living amongst us, Halfworlds hits the air... More »
By Todd Brown   

Dominic Purcell Kicks Ass In First Clip From GRIDLOCKED

Dominic Purcell anchors the cast of Allan Ungar's indie action film Gridlocked and with the film set to have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest later today the first clip is freshly arrived online.David Hendrix (Dominic Purcell) has got it... More »
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Toronto 2015 Wrap: All Our Reviews & Top TIFF Picks

Well TIFF is all wrapped up for another year and what a festival it was. We'll have a few more reviews rolling out over the coming days but already we've outdone ourselves. Here's a comprehensive list of everything written up... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Hey, Toronto! Win A Pair Of Tickets To Witness Nicholas Wallace's SEANCE!

It was just yesterday that we brought news of Seance, a live theatrical performance running at the Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace in Toronto from September 25th through October 11th that will immerse audiences in the history of spiritism before culminating... More »
By Todd Brown   

Have A Taste Of WHAT WE BECOME In The First Trailer For The Danish Horror Film

Due to have it's world premiere at the upcoming Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX the first trailer has arrived online for Bo Mikkelsen's Danish horror film What We Become. And while the trailer will no doubt trigger the requisite 'are... More »
By Todd Brown   

Toronto Audiences Can Experience A Live SEANCE September 25th - October 11th

Though we focus heavily on film and television here at Twitch every now and then we stumble across something in another medium (heh) that's just too good to pass up. Such is upcoming live theatrical experience Seance. Hosted by illusionist... More »
By Todd Brown   

Jean Luc Herbulot's DEALER Gets A Global Rollout In October, Check Out A New Clip And The International Trailer!

We've been keeping a close eye on Jean Luc Herbulot's gritty French crime thriller Dealer for quite a while now and following a lengthy festival run the film will soon be available around the globe with a worldwide digital release... More »
By Todd Brown   

The Spoonkiller Cometh. Richard Gale's GINOSAJI Needs Your Help On Kickstarter!

It was a few years back now that writer-director Richard Gale created a legitimate online phenomenon with his short film The Horribly Slow Murderer With The Extremely Inefficient Weapon. The tale of an ordinary man pursued around the world for... More »
By Todd Brown   

Rio Announces An Expansive - And Impressive - Midnight Lineup!

The Rio International Film Festival - one of the largest and most prestigious in South America - has announced the midnight lineup for the coming edition and, as per usual, it is an expansive and impressive lineup. Want to see... More »
By Todd Brown   

VILLMARK ASYLUM: Watch The New International Trailer For The Slick Norwegian Horror

Norwegian director Pål Øie returns to screens with Villmark Asylum, a sort of thematic sequel to his 2003 effort, Villmark. An abandoned sanatorium is deteriorating in a remote forest in the mountains. The building is going to be demolished, and... More »
By Todd Brown   

Toronto 2015 Review: THE WAVE Delivers Large Scale Spectacle

Since first appearing on the scene with Cold Prey in 2006, Norwegian director Roar Uthaug - not pronounced how it looks to English speakers but an awesome name, nonetheless - has earned himself quite a reputation, thanks to his ability... More »
By Todd Brown   

Toronto 2015 Review: THE CLAN Is Technically Impressive But Emotionally Distant

It should be noted right from the outset that Pablo Trapero's latest, The Clan, both is and is not exactly what you expect it might be. The true story of a notorious kidnapping ring active in Buenos Aires throughout the... More »
By Todd Brown   

Toronto 2015 Review: SOUTHBOUND Delivers Equal Parts Serling And Splatter

A lonely stretch of highway through the middle of nowhere provides ample fodder for the directors of Southbound, a new anthology project that reunites much of the creative team behind previous anthology hit VHS with a similarly high quality result.... More »
By Todd Brown   

Toronto 2015 Review: Sono's WHISPERING STAR Is A Hushed-Tone Oddity, Even By Sono's Standards

In a career positively littered with oddball entries, Sono Sion's The Whispering Star may very well prove to be the most oddball, the most niche entry in the director's lengthy canon. And, surprisingly, this is because he chooses the path... More »
By Todd Brown   

Toronto 2015 Review: THE ENDLESS RIVER, A Gorgeously Rendered But Emotionally Distant Portrait Of Loss

South African festival darling Oliver Hermanus continues his remarkable run of international acclaim with his third effort, The Endless River. Selected in competition in Venice before coming here to Toronto Hermanus delivers a thematically challenging and gorgeously rendered yet emotionally... More »
By Todd Brown   

Toronto 2015 Review: Broken Loyalties Breed Betrayal And Violence In THE ARDENNES

A man crashes into water and hauls himself to the side, heavy breathing puffing through his nylon mask as he throws himself into the waiting car. "Just drive," he wheezes to the waiting driving. "There was nothing I could do."... More »
By Todd Brown   

Toronto 2015 Review: THE DEVIL'S CANDY Is A Sweetly Horrifying Confection

It was back in 2009 that Australian writer-director Sean Byrne burst on to the scene with his debut feature film, The Loved Ones, igniting a firestorm of positive praise that seemed poised to light the world on fire for this... More »
By Todd Brown   

Get Punched In The Face By SPL 2!

Already a massive hit in China, martial arts extravaganza SPL 2 has it's North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival with a midnight screening at the Ryerson Theatre tomorrow - Thursday, September 17th - and North American Distributor... More »
By Todd Brown   

Toronto 2015 Review: EYE IN THE SKY, A Complex And Darkly Funny Look At The War On Terror

Tsotsi and Rendition director Gavin Hood has set himself a difficult task on multiple levels with his latest effort, Eye In The Sky. He is, first of all, tackling fabulously thorny and morally complex material as he weighs the question... More »
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