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.

Complete Udine Far East Film Festival Lineup Announced

A great favorite here at Twitch HQ thanks to their always stellar programming, beautiful cinema and amazing hospitality - I've attended once and have kicked myself (hard) every year since when other obligations have prevented my return - the Udine... More »
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The Apes Take Up Arms In New DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Images

Ten new images from Matt Reeves' upcoming Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes have arrived online and if there were any lingering questions about the quality of the VFX in the film - which there shouldn't be, really -... More »
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Take Your First Look At Kitamura's LUPIN III

Versus director Kitamura Ryuhei has been hard at work on his live action adaptation of popular manga and anime series Lupin III and with an August release coming up for the latest live action incarnation of the hugely popular master... More »
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Return To Department Q With A Gorgeous Teaser For Mikkel Nørgaard's THE ABSENT ONE

Director Mikkel Nørgaard laid waste to the Danish box office - breaking a handful of records - with The Keeper Of Lost Causes, the first big screen adaptation of Jussi Adler-Olsen's Department Q crime novels. And so anticipation has been... More »
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Van Warmerdam's Dark Fable BORGMAN Gets A Suitably Dark US Trailer

Drafthouse Films are gearing up for a June release of Alex van Warmerdam's Cannes selected Borgman, a particular high point in a filmography filled with high points for the Dutch maverick.A dark suburban fable exploring the nature of evil in... More »
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No Noses, Just Weapons In These TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Character Posters

Of all the things purists had to complain about in the first trailer for the upcoming Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, it was the noses that got the most attention. No problem with these new character posters,... More »
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Crowdfund This! David Baddiel And Erran Baron Cohen Bringing THE INFIDEL To The Stage!

Singing! Dancing! Jihad! 2010 comedy The Infidel proved a hit on screens across Europe and now original writer David Baddiel has teamed up with Erran Baron Cohen - yes, the musically inclined brother of Sacha - to bring the story... More »
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Chris O'Dowd's MOONE BOY Headed For The Big Screen!

Chris O'Dowd's Moone Boy is the greatest single reason why US residents should subscribe to Hulu. Created by, co-written by, and starring O'Dowd - who also directed the as yet unaired third series - Moone Boy is a quasi autobiographical... More »
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Slick Trailers For Turkish Hitman Film PANZEHIR (ANTIDOTE)

Though Turkish cinema is perhaps best known abroad for their arthouse dramas while local audiences tend to flock to broad comedies there's a long history of action cinema from Turkey as well, a history that has perhaps bubbled beneath the... More »
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Trailer For Malaysian Found Footage Horror IA WUJUD Promises Scares

Yes, I know. The found footage thing is played out. People have been saying so pretty much from the moment that Blair Witch hit the screen. And yet they keep getting made and while the hit rate isn't great the... More »
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Get Ready For German Fight Club With Ultra Stylish Trailer For STEREO

Is director Maximilian Erlenwein aiming for a career as the German David Fincher? Dark moody visuals, a throbbing soundtrack, cold and clinical violence ... yep, his upcoming Stereo has more than a few points of contact with Fincher's signature style.... More »
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Watch Australian Animated Short GOOD GRIEF

Addressing grief and loss in a format that will call to mind Aardman's Creature Comforts, director Fiona Dalwood and producer Jonno Katz have released their acclaimed stop motion animated short film Good Grief online. Good Grief is a short stop... More »
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The Album Leaf's Jimmy Lavalle Scoring Moorhead And Benson's SPRING

Resolution filmmakers Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson continue wending their way through post production on their latest effort, Spring, and they've just added a very intriguing collaborator with The Album Leaf's Jimmy Lavalle coming on board to score. Apparently he... More »
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Crowdfund This! Quirky Canadian Comedy SONGS SHE WROTE ABOUT PEOPLE SHE KNOWS!

We were big fans of oddball Canadian indie comedy Doppelganger Paul around these parts and now writer and co-director Kris Elgstrand is in prep on his newest offering, the fabulously titled Songs She Wrote About People She Knows, and he's... More »
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Hey, Toronto! Catch THE RAID: REDEMPTION On The Big Screen!

So, you're in Toronto and you're wondering how to properly lead in to the release of The Raid 2 on Friday. Have no fear! Toronto's Royal cinema has secured a 35mm print of Gareth Huw Evans' The Raid: Redemption -... More »
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New Teaser For Oshii's PATLABOR: THE NEXT GENERATION

As the marketing campaign for Oshii Mamoru's live action update to his popular Patlabor series, now is the time where - if this were a conventional giant robot film - we'd be breaking out the big time giant robot action.... More »
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SHAUN THE SHEEP THE MOVIE: Check Out The First Teaser!

Aardman Animation's ambitious little sheep is coming to the big screen! Yup, after first appearing as a secondary character in Nick Park's hugely popular Wallace And Gromit short films Shaun has arguably gone on to become even more popular than... More »
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AFFLICTED Will Help Canada Defeat America!

Ha! This is a fun little bit of goofing around ...This weekend sees the obvious box office juggernaut that is Captain America: The Winter Soldier hit the big screen in a big way. Also hitting the screen is little Canadian... More »
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Explore The Roots Of Indonesian Action With GARUDA POWER

While Gareth Huw Evans may have reintroduced the world to Indonesian action with Merantau and The Raid, those films are not an introduction of the action genre to the SE Asian nation but, rather, a reinvigoration of a tradition that... More »
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Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Bryan Singer's APT PUPIL On The Big Screen!

The end has arrived for the Twitch presented Kingdom Of Fear Stephen King retrospective at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. We wrap things up tomorrow with a 10pm screening of Bryan Singer's adaptation of King's Apt Pupil with Ian... More »
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