Back in 2016, I was interviewed by Bonnie Baglioli Randall from Animation Career Review. She asked me questions including how I started my own animation company, advise on how people with autism enter the workforce, and my future goals.
In my university Junior year during my Biology class, I met Ali Dwas. He is an international student, majoring in film.
He said he was having a hard time and was ready to give up and return to his home country. But when he met me and saw what I was doing despite of my challenges, he became inspired, so he decided to do his junior thesis film on me, “Dani 101”.
He received an award from our university for the “Outstanding Junior Film”. And it premiered at the PSIAF 2018 Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival and Expo, opening up the Academy of Dream Awards panel.
Quote from Ali, “Dani gave me and my family a better understanding of how to treat my autistic nephew, and how to not allow challenges to stop you from reaching your dreams”.
This is the trailer to the documentary.
Unfortunately, we cannot show the full movie because he has entered it to film festivals. It’s only 11 minutes long because it’s a student film.
Ali, I really think you did a great job, thank you so much. 😀
When I was at Comic Con Palm Springs last month August, I was featured in KMIR news.
Thank you to Lauren Day KMIR of KMIR News for featuring me and my 8th animated short and senior thesis The Audition.
Notes About the Author
Kendra Quadra is my classmate from Mike Sonsken’s Journeys and LA Stories class at Woodbury University. I am really honored that she did this article write up about me and was published on Cultural Weekly. She did an amazing job. 🙂
Special thanks to our professor Mike Sonsken for all his guidance and encouraging us to just be our best selves. 🙂
About the Author
Kendra Quadra is an Interdisciplinary student at Woodbury University with a focus in interior architecture and management. Kendra was born in Los Angeles in 1996, but moved to Modesto in 2004. In 2014 she moved back to Los Angeles to attend Woodbury University. Her background includes photography, cinematography, fashion styling, creative directing, product development, branding, graphic design, interior design, and makeup artistry. Kendra is currently in the field of real estate and hopes to apply the essence of her creativity to her future enterprises.