Meet the Intern: Christopher James

Hi there! My name is Christopher James, but my friends call me Chris.

I’m very excited to have the opportunity to work here. I started my internship with the GCFC in September of 2018, with a variety of tasks alongside the rest of the interns.

I come from a family of five: my mom, dad, myself and two younger sisters. I am an animal lover, having a soft spot for horses, cats and dogs, and one special dog in particular named Froggy. When my youngest sister was volunteering with the organization 4 Paws for Ability, I got to know Froggy while he was training. You may recognize the name of the organization because they were featured in the first episode of the Netflix show DOGS!  Froggy is now a trained service dog living in Illinois, and has his own Instagram page thanks to my sister, @4paws_froggy.

During the time I’m not at my internship, I am either listening to records (Glenn Miller, Barbara Streisand, and Frank Sinatra are among my favorites), playing my violin, writing poems on my typewriter, or watching movies.

When it comes to movies, I prefer classic black & white films, musicals, romantic comedies, and movies from the 80s.

Two lessons that will remain with me when I leave my internship here, is to always remain friendly, no matter how stressful the work is, and to always stay organized to help reduce the chances of feeling overwhelmed.

I am glad that I have had the wonderful opportunity of being an intern for the Greater Cleveland Film Commission.