Meet the Intern: Dani Phillips

My name is Dani Phillips, and I am going to be a senior at The Ohio State University. I am majoring in English with a creative writing concentration and minoring in screenwriting and media production and analysis.

TV and film have always been passions of mine, as I view them as fantastic ways to escape into a new world. Some might consider the amount of TV I watch unhealthy, but I call it research. Since I was young, I have had an unremitting desire to tell stories. One day, I hope to combine my passion for film and storytelling by becoming a screenwriter or editor.

I spent last summer working at Chaos Films in Tel Aviv and hope to continue working in the film industry post graduation this May. I am originally from Chicago, but am spending the summer in Cleveland! I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to intern at the Greater Cleveland Film Commission this summer. I have already learned so much about what goes into bringing films to fruition as a result of working here.

I am a huge Marvel fan and find it incredible that both The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier were filmed in Cleveland. I am team Cap all the way.

Some of my favorite films include Pulp FictionAvatar, and Good Will Hunting. I hope to one day enable others to escape into new and exciting worlds through stories of my own creation.

One of the core pillars of GCFC’s mission is workforce development. Throughout the year, several opportunities are available to high school and college students interested in the media production industry to come work with us and learn not only more about the industry, but also about non-profit organizations and day-to-day office life.