POV | Quest Filmmaker Interview

Quest film-director Jonathan Olshefski tells us what the community is like in North Philadelphia.
Position: Editor, Production Assistant, & Scriptwriter
Production Company: POV | American Documentary

For Season 31 of POV, I edited and scripted together filmmaker interviews, updating and establishing the look, style, and structure. The interview videos were shown after the television premier of the film and used for social media advertising.

Quest (2017) dir. Jonathan Olshefski is the moving portrait of a family from North Philadelphia. Beginning during the Obama presidency, Christopher “Quest” Rainey and his wife, Christine’a “Ma Quest,” raise a family while nurturing a community of hip-hop artists in their basement home music studio. Official Selection, 2017 Sundance Film Festival. A co-production of ITVS and American Documentary | POV.

Filmmaker Jonathan Olshefski chronicles the daily struggles and successes of the Raineys, an African-American family living in Philadelphia.
“There’s a deep connection between father and daughter that you see play out in the film” – Jonathan Olshefski, Director of Quest.