Talent Guide

Dave Quantic

  • Discipline:Director, Producer
  • Program Year:CNN Docuseries Intensive 2022


Dave Quantic is a graduate of UCLA’s MFA Film Directing program (2004) and is a veteran queer filmmaker, having produced over 20 queer short films in the last two decades. Dave’s films have been shown at every major queer film festival including Frameline, NewFest, and at 11 different Outfest festivals in LA. In addition to shooting all of the Fruitbowl interviews, he also edits and produces each podcast episode. This year he was awarded a CityArts grant by the city of Seattle to help promote Fruitbowl by producing a live event. He also received sponsorship from the new LGBT social media app, Spaces, and has trained three assistant editors to help with the podcast production. He currently works full-time as an in-house editor for Cascade Public Media which owns KCTS, Seattle’s PBS affiliate, and a local news website, crosscut.com. Segments he has edited have received seven local Emmy nominations since he started work at Cascade in March of 2020.

Current Project

Fruitbowl: An Oral History of Queer Sex


Fruitbowl is an archive-driven docuseries that explores the many ways queer people discover their sexual preferences and identities. Drawn from a deep library of original interviews with queer people about their coming of age, each episode represents a different stage of development including the moment we learn what sex is; first times; embarrassing hook-ups; first loves and all the stuff we wish we knew when we first came out.