Animation & Autism Awareness Month: Q&A with Dani Bowman

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 now, it will be premiered at the PSIAF 2018 Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival & 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, so you have to show up to PSIAF 2018 to see the whole mini-documentary. 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. 😀#DaniBowman#Dani101#Neurodiversity#ComicConPalmSprings#AliDwas#Autism#Documentary#AutismDocumenatryPay it Forward Media

Posted by Dani Bowman on Thursday, August 9, 2018

Dani 101: A documentary about Dani

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. 😀

KMIR News: Comic Con Palm Springs

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.

COMIC CON PALM SPRINGS 2018

Comic Con Palm Springs (CCPS) August 24-26th Main Event is finally here! I spoke with the amazing and beautiful DaniMation Entertainment to find out why Comic Con is so special to some. You'll be blown away from her. Don't miss Dani's story in my full report:

Posted by Lauren Day KMIR on Friday, August 24, 2018

“Limitless: The Story Of Dani Bowman” BY Kendra Quadra

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.

The New DaniMation Entertainment Website will Open Soonish…

With DaniBowman.com updated, it will be my personal website related to being part of the autism community including public speaking, teaching animation, and appearances.

The new DaniMation Entertainment website will include an online resume only for animation, my list of commercial work including my 7 animated shorts that I premiered at San Diego Comic-Con. All of the DaniMation Entertainment related stuff will all be moved in. 🙂

With two separate websites DaniBowman.com and DaniMationEnterainment.com, people don’t have to worry which website will categorized as “Autism Advocate Related” or “Animation Related”.

Once the new website is up and loading, it will be ready for animation company clients to take a look at the portfolio. 🙂

Please stand by everybody!

DaniBowman.com Gets Updated

My website is right now updating, and it will continue to change overtime as I continue to add more art in my Art Portfolio website,  some new videos like the behind-the-scenes of producing animated shorts, and new public speaking engagement videos.

Please hang tight everyone while Zyrin animates away! Thank you very much!