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Producers Sabrina Schmidt Gordon


Filmed with vérité intimacy for over a decade, Quest is a 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.

About The Team

Jonathan Olshefski (Director, DP) is an artist and documentary filmmaker. Quest is his first feature length documentary. Olshefski strives to tell intimate and nuanced stories that honor his subjects’ complexity by emphasizing collaboration, dialogue, and relationship.

Sabrina Schmidt Gordon (Producer) is a filmmaker with over 15 years experience. She is the Co-Producer and Editor of Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Her most recent project, BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez, premiered at the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

Lindsay Utz (Editor) edited the award-winning documentary Bully, which was released nationally in 2012, and was shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Documentary. Most recently she completed the Sundance supported In Country, which had its 2014 premiere at Full Frame Documentary Festival.

Quest is a Cinereach grantee.