An intimate documentary film that captures ten years in the life of a family living in North Philadelphia.

Filmed with vérité intimacy for over a decade, QUEST is the moving portrait of a family in North Philadelphia. Christopher “Quest” Rainey, along with his wife Christine’a, aka “Ma Quest,” open the door to their home music studio, which serves as a creative sanctuary from the strife that grips their neighborhood. Over the years, the family evolves as everyday life brings a mix of joy and unexpected crisis. Set against the backdrop of a country now in turmoil, QUEST is a tender depiction of an American family whose journey is a profound testament to love, healing and hope.

Status: Our World Premiere will be in competition at Sundance Film Festival in January 2017!

Supporters: In 2014 Quest was accepted into the IFP Documentary Lab. In 2015 Cinereach came on to support the film. In 2016 the film was awarded a MacArthur Foundation documentary film grant and entered into a co-production with ITVS. We are very grateful to our supporters whose investment will enable the film to reach its full potential.



Sundance Interview: QUEST’s Jonathan Olshefski And Sabrina Schmidt Gordon
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