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Blind Film Critic on Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 – Feb. 21, 2017
Tommy was a guest on Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 on Tuesday, February 21. Daniel Tosh interviewed him about his work as the Blind Film Critic and made predictions about which film would win the Academy Award for Best Picture… WATCH THE VIDEO

One Russia TV – In the US, Blind Film Critic Reviews Are Popular – April 7, 2015
(Google Translated) Once Tommy, discussing with his friend documentary filmmaker Ben another blockbuster, complained: the dialogues break off, it’s impossible to trace the story, the outcome is in complete silence, some special effects, why he, Tommy, does not understand anything and is terribly upset. And then Ben offered fun for the sake of why they did not try to shoot movie reviews from the perspective of a blind person. Light on the rise, that evening, both went to the cinema… WATCH THE VIDEO/READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Voices News – Tribute Documentary HonorsLegacy and End of Video World – Jan. 1, 2014
Almost four years after it closed, the movie rental store Video World has been eternally memorialized in a tribute documentary simply titled “Video World,” a film that documents Video World’s life and final days… READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Republican-American – Last days of Woodbury’s Video World Captured in Film – Dec. 17, 2013
When Ed Kaczynski closed his video store after 23 years, he drove away in silence. But a former employee’s film crew made sure he wasn’t alone. Documentary and web series filmmaker Ben Churchill shot 57 hours of footage over the store’s last week in March 2010. Now friends, family and folks with a penchant for fading cultural touchstones can watch a 16-minute film celebrating Video World… READ THE FULL ARTICLE

The Patch – ‘Video World’ Recalls Bygone Age of Video Stores – Dec. 6, 2013
Ben Churchill’s documentary “Video World” was released Friday, a film that chronicles the “life and death of video stores” starting with one local favorite. For locals, Video World was a landmark. It wasn’t just the place you went to rent videos, it was the place where you met up with friends before grabbing a pizza, asked for recommendations from the friendly employees, chatted with fellow movie lovers, and maybe tried to weasel out of a late charge or two… READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Times Argus – Documentary Features Vermont Toy Museum – April 13, 2013
With walls lined with thousands of vintage action figures, lunch boxes, cap guns and antique toy displays, the Vermont Toy Museum has been part of the Quechee Gorge Village shopping complex for the past 10 years, serving as a unique attraction for admirers. The local toy museum has now grown to new heights after being highlighted as a recent Road Trip Pictures and ReGen Entertainment documentary, ‘‘Toy Place.’’ Director Ben Churchill of Milford, Conn., was the brains behind the project. After accidentally stumbling upon the museum during a Vermont vacation, Churchill was captivated by the shop and all that it represents… READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Gizmodo – We All Need to Take a Trip to This Wonderful Toy Museum in Vermont – April 2, 2013
Toy Place is a lovely short documentary by Ben Churchill that tours the amazing Vermont Toy Museum that houses a collection of almost 100,000 toys. I want to go there now. We should all go there now… READ THE FULL ARTICLE

The Atlantic – How Tommy Edison, the ‘Blind Film Critic,’ Became a YouTube Sensation – May 7, 2012
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, had been a radio host for years when he decided to start making videos for YouTube. Working with Ben Churchill, a documentary filmmaker, he launched a series of movie reviews under the name the Blind Film Critic… READ THE FULL ARTICLE

News 12 CT – Behind-The-Scenes with the Blind Film Critic – May 9, 2011
News 12 Connecticut’s Sarah Hagen interviewed Blind Film Critic Tommy Edison and Producer/Editor Ben Churchill about the recent success of the movie reviews. This story gives the viewers a behind-the-scenes look at how the videos are produced… WATCH THE VIDEO

ABC News – Blind Film Critic Taking Internet by Storm – May 5, 2011
Tommy Edison reviews films and posts his critiques online, but with one major difference from other reviewers: He was born blind. After posting his first review a few weeks ago, his videos have steadily grown online as people enjoy his humor and his reviews. Along with his friend Ben Churchill, who directs and produces the videos he posts, they have created a rating system starting with one eye for a bad movie to four eyes for a great movie… READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Voices News – In Woodbury Documentary Will Preserve Last Days of Video World – March 27, 2010
There is a difference between a movie and a film. “A movie is for entertainment,” said Ed Kaczynski, owner of Video World. “A film is forever.” It seems fitting that someone surrounded by movies and films for so long, would then find themselves the subject of a documentary. A former employee, Ben Churchill, is filming Video World, with the store as the star and backdrop of his documentary. READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Norwalk Hour – Going Behind The Scenes: Extreme Makeover – October 13, 2007
Norwalk company produces DVD that takes a look at the hundreds of volunteers who make an Extreme Makeover: Home Edition project work. The long-awaited Extreme Makeover: Home Edition episode featuring the Brown family from Bridgeport will air at 8 p.m. this Sunday on ABC. The show’s designers and team leader Ty Pennington will have the lion’s share of the spotlight during the hour­long program… READ THE FULL ARTICLE