All About Dani Bowman’s Animation Company: Love on the Spectrum Update

Shreeyantra Rai

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All About Dani Bowman’s Animation Company: Love on the Spectrum – Dani Bowman of Love on the Spectrum founded her animation company, DaniMation Entertainment, at the age of 11 and has worked professionally in the animation industry since the age of 14. As per her, she uses her passion to prove to persons on the autistic spectrum that anything is possible.

Love on the Spectrum is an Australian reality television show that follows individuals on the autistic spectrum as they navigate the dating scene. Northern Pictures produces the show for ABC TV, and it is presently available to stream on ABC iview and Netflix. The show was created by Cian O’Clery after working on Employable Me, which featured people with various disabilities seeking to find jobs.

Since the release of season 2, fans have been eager to learn more about the singles featured on the show, one of them is Dani Bowman, who also appeared in season 1. She soon became a fan favorite among viewers thanks to her humor and ambition. But recently, viewers were fascinated by her work in an animation project. So, if you’re curious to know more about Dani and her animation work, here’s what we’ve discovered.

Previously, we touched on Jasmine, David, and Tanner.

Dani Bowman From Love on the Spectrum Has Been in the Animation Industry Since a Young Age & Even Owns an Animation Company!

According to Dani Bowman‘s (@danibowman1) LinkedIn profile, she began her work in animation at an early age. She launched her company, DaniMation Entertainment, at the age of 11, and the rest is history. Previously, she worked as a lead animator during an internship at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. She also worked as a teacher at a creative academy for neurodivergent artists in California from 2017–2021.

Dani Bowman launched her animation company, DaniMation Entertainment, at the age of 11. blurred-reality.comDani Bowman launched her animation company, DaniMation Entertainment, at the age of 11.
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Dani’s LinkedIn page additionally indicated that she has been working professionally in the animation industry from the age of 14, having premiered nine award-winning animated short films at Comic-Con every year for the past eight years. She has also been a guest speaker at several conferences.

In January 2024, Dani Bowman was the keynote speaker at the Everyday Lives Conference, which describes itself on its website as a training conference dedicated to empowering persons with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who support them.

Furthermore, Dani Bowman goes on to say that she shows those on the autism spectrum that everything is possible by using her enthusiasm for teaching animation, public speaking, illustration, and the fine and creative arts. In her words, she not only teaches animation but also serves as a role model and mentor to her pupils, pushing them to pursue their ambitions.

Why Doesn’t Dani Bowman Live With Her Parents?

In Season 2, Episode 1 of Love on the Spectrum, Dani Bowman goes on a blind date with a guy named Matt, during which she reveals her present living condition. She said she discovered she was on the autistic spectrum when she was 11 years old, after moving home with her aunt and uncle. She explained, “I used to live with my parents um, but it didn’t last that long. It’s a sad story.”

If you are unaware, Dani’s parents’ names are Myrna Vielma and Robert Bowman. According to public documents, the couple filed for divorce in 2010. While she appeared to have a good relationship with her mother since she occasionally posts images with her on Facebook, it’s the opposite with her father.

Dani Bowman with her uncle Patrick & aunt Sandy. blurred-reality.comDani Bowman with her uncle Patrick & aunt Sandy.
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But Dani Bowman has spoken openly about her father on Facebook in December 2015. She even shared a link to a story headlined Austim’s Lost Generation, reminding her followers that it is never too late to get mental health therapy. She then went on to say, “I really wish my own father would have gotten a diagnosis, but he is now lost among the homeless.”

Likely, Dani mentioned in previous blogs that her parents may have been unable to cope with her autism, which is why she moved in with her aunt and uncle. In a fictional letter to her parents, which she posted as a Facebook status, writing,

I can’t imagine the disappointment, and/or the terror that you must of felt when I was first diagnosed or when you first realize I was different. I wish I could go back in time and comfort you.

While Dani Bowman’s parents aren’t as present as she would want, it looks like living with her Aunt Sandy and Uncle Patrick was the greatest decision for her because they provided her with the love and support she required to thrive. She even admitted in an interview with podcaster Bruce Nachsin of Fails, Falls & F-Ups, that her aunt and uncle were able to help her realize her aspirations and begin her animation company. She said,

Sandy and Patrick noticed it all. They just noticed my gifts. So what they did is that they help me get my company started.