Select Work – CBS Interactive

 

“David Quantic is one of our top go-to editors for our various CBS Interactive Video Projects. He is highly skilled, very professional and works quickly under our tight deadlines. He’s very good at his craft which makes it easy to communicate our goals. It’s nice to have someone you can depend on especially with highly confidential material. He’s a pleasure to work with and makes my job easier.”
– Angela Sostre, Manager of Video Production – CBS Interactive

 

Madame Secretary Season 2 Recap

I edited this recap of season two of Madam Secretary in anticipation of their season three premiere.

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis Doc for The Grammys

I cut this mini-doc about the collaboration between legendary music producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for their Lifetime Grammy award.

Hostages: Behind the Scenes

This is a mini-doc I edited for the CBS drama Hostages.

VITO, Feature Documentary – Director of Photography

I shot the sit down interviews for this documentary by Jeffrey Schwarz about the gay film historian and AIDS activist Vito Russo. VITO premiered at the New York Film Festival, was bought by HBO and won an Emmy for documentary research.

“David is a consummate filmmaker, dedicated to his craft and always there to lend a helping hand. I’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with him in different creative capacities on many projects and appreciate his professionalism and enthusiasm.”
-Jeffrey Schwarz, Director / Owner, Automat Pictures

 

Select Work – 3 Dollar Bill Cinema

 

“David edited this short film sizzle reel for TWIST’s 2016 social media campaign and it definitely engaged our audience. He asked smart questions about our end goals and customized the reel for our audience quickly and with very little direction. We can’t wait to engage him again!”
-David Hurst, 3 Dollar Bill Cinema Development Director

ShoutOut #1 – Favorite Queer Film

The first in a series of promos I directed and edited for Three Dollar Bill in 2017.

“For years now, we have programmed David’s short films for our annual festival. In 2007, 2012, 2017 he worked closely with our staff and developed humorous and entertaining short films that were used as promos. The shorts engaged our audience and were shown both online and before each screening during the festival.”
-Jason Plourde, Executive Director – Three Dollar Bill Cinema

 

King County

Camile Schwartzbaum and her staff at the King County Society for Stage Adaptation of Cinematic Masterpieces try to find the next big musical adapted from an 80s film. Originally produced as a promo for Seattle’s 2007 Queer Film festival.

 

Scenesters

Scenesters was originally 3 separate promos I created for Seattle’s Queer Film Festival in 2012. I combined them into this one short that appeared at film fests including Outfest and Frameline.


 

Selected Personal Projects

Bakersfield, Earth

Based on a feature screenplay, Bakersfield, Earth stars Missi Pyle as an uptight suburban mom going up against a new girl in town.

 

Dish

A group of gay men describe their emotional connection to the queen of daytime talk shows and American icon, Oprah Winfrey.

 

Heart

A karaoke performance takes on a life of its own as a gay parenting fantasia set to the legendary Heart song, “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You.” Part of Outfest’s Boys Shorts program, 2007.

 

Push It

A private dancer shakes his booty to the Salt N Pepa classic.

 

Mother’s Day

After suffering a traumatic head injury, Doug goes to stay with his older brother, Isaac and his lover Josh. When the addled Doug mistakes Isaac for his Dad, it’s only natural for Josh to become Mom.

 

After School Special

Closeted high schooler Benjamin begins experimenting with his desires, terrified that his best girlfriend is going to discover his after school secret.