About

Filmed with vérité intimacy over the course of a decade, the documentary feature debut of director Jonathan Olshefski is a portrait of a family living in North Philadelphia. Set against the backdrop of a country engulfed in turmoil, and a neighborhood assaulted by inequality and neglect, it follows Christopher “Quest” Rainey, and his wife Christine’a, “Ma Quest,” as they raise their children and nurture the creative sanctuary offered by their home music studio. The family evolves before our eyes, and what began as a tender depiction of an American family develops into a stunning illumination of race, class, and community.

Quest begs viewers to take notice. The Rainey clan will have audiences clutching their hearts in a visceral display of admiration. Ultimately, Quest reflects the profound beauty of one family whose journey is a testament to love and healing and whose resilience provides hope for a nation torn apart.

YEAR 2017

SECTION U.S. Doc Comp

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 105 min

COMPANY Quest Fury Sound

WEBSITE http://questfurysound.com

EMAIL sabbygnyc@gmail.com

PHONE (212) 982-7137

Credits

Director
Producer
Editor
Cinematographer
Music
Composer
Consultants
Assistant Editors
Executive Producer
Supervising Producer
Executive Producers For American Documentary/Pov

Artist Bio

Jonathan Olshefski

Jonathan Olshefski is a documentary filmmaker and artist living in Philadelphia. He strives to tell intimate and nuanced stories that honor his subjects’ complexity by employing a production process that emphasizes collaboration, dialogue, and relationship to amplify their voices and reflect their points of view in an artful way. He has an MFA in film and media arts from Temple University and is currently an associate professor of radio, TV, and film at Rowan University.