Shine the Spotlight | Tommy Edison

Today is the first Monday of the month, which means that it’s time for another Shine the Spotlight.

If you didn’t already know, Shine the Spotlight is where I pick one of my favourite content producers and tell you just exactly why I love them.

Today i’m going to shine the spotlight on… Tommy Edison, or as many may know him as, the Blind Film Critic.

First, as always with these posts, a little background. Tommy has been blind all of his life. When he was born, he was diagnosed with an under developed optic nerve. For those wondering Tommy is based in Connecticut, New York. Being blind from birth, Tommy has used both a cane and a guide dog, but he just uses a cane now. As you may have guessed by his other name, the Blind Film Critic, he reviews films. He first got into it through a conversation with his friend Ben. They were talking about how some films add a lot of music and other cinematic things, so he felt he was missing out on the endings, and the Blind Film Critic was born. He also creates YouTube videos. When he was reviewing films, he would get a lot of comments asking him questions about being blind. The questions varied from, how do you use the cash machine, to can blind people tell what colours are. This is when he decided to start answering them in videos. This is when his very successful YouTube channel, the Tommy Edison Experience was born, and it’s been going for three years now. Tommy also has another part to his amazing producing talents. He is a radio presenter. He was the cohost and traffic reporter for many years on his local radio stations breakfast show, and you can now hear him every Monday, playing every style of music under the sun on The Hank and Jim Network.

WOW Right? Tommy proves that being Blind doesn’t stop you from achieving your goals.

Now that i’ve given you a bit of background on the amazing Tommy Edison, let me move on to why I love him.

Tommy has the most amazing personality. I’m not really sure how to describe it. It makes you feel incredible and on top of the world, it’s so infectious. He has the most incredible humour, his laugh always makes you laugh.

If you haven’t seen any of his videos, why not? His ability to answer questions people send him, with the most clear and to the point answers but at the same time answer them with his incredible humour and wit.

If you have listened to his radio show, you’ll know what I mean about his humour. He also has the most outstanding knowledge of music, it’s a lot better than some of the more popular radio presenters. It turns out, it was one of his all time dreams to be on the radio. I’m so glad that dream came true. Any chance I can get I listen to him. Unfortunately, the time he is on in the US, is not a brilliant time in the UK, but I don’t mind, and neither will you after listening to him just once.

This has been my shine the spotlight on the incredible Tommy Edison. Have you watched his videos, or listened to his radio show? If not click the links below to check him out.
Blind Film Critic Channel
Tommy Edison XP Channel
Hank & Jim Network

What are your thoughts on Tommy? Do you enjoy him as much as I do? Please let me know down below.

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Luke x

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