Description: The words blind since birth and serious film critic had never been used in the same sentence until Tommy Edison burst onto the US film scene three years ago. Equipped with candour and cut-through humour, Tommy immediately attracted the endorsement of Roger Ebert, the doyen of American film critics. After more than 25 years on local radio in Connecticut, USA, Tommy Edison is now building an international reputation for his film reviews on YouTube.
In Australia for the first time, Tommy Edison will share his journey from radio traffic reporter to living his dream as the blind film critic. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A with the audience and be assured, no questions are off-limits.
Tommy Edison’s attendance is generously supported by the US Embassy.