Rashida Jones is set to co-direct a Netflix documentary on her father Quincy Jones alongside Alan Hicks.
“Quincy” is produced by Paula DuPré Pesmen and executive produced by Jane Rosenthal and Berry Welsh from Tribeca Productions and Adam Fell from Quincy Jones Productions. The film will launch globally on Netflix on Sept. 21 and have a limited theatrical release.
“It’s rare that somebody who has lived as much life as my dad is still interested in growing and knowing the next generation,” Rashida Jones said in a statement. “He is such a man of action and accomplishments, but we were so lucky to spend real time with him, to let him reflect on life and the larger picture. I feel honored to be able to share that with audiences all over the world.”
“Quincy” is described as an intimate look into the life of EGOT winner Quincy Jones. The film threads personal vérité moments with private archival footage. Beyond his own acclaim as a trumpeter, producer, conductor, composer and arranger, Jones has discovered and mentored some of entertainment’s biggest names, like Michael Jackson, Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith.
“There is really no one like Quincy, the sheer breadth of his work alone is unparalleled, but the story of him as a man has never been comprehensively told. It was a privilege to have his trust, allowing us to capture intimate moments giving insight into the fabric of the man,” said Hicks.
“It’s a rare opportunity to be able to present the definitive story of someone who has for over seven decades, not just influenced, but altered the course of culture. Combining his God-given creative gift with a near maniacal work ethic, Quincy Jones has done just that, marshalling every expression of the arts to their full potency resulting in everything from ‘Thriller’ to ‘The Color Purple,'” said Lisa Nishimura, VP of original documentaries for Netflix. “Told through the rare and intimate lens of Directors Alan Hicks and Quincy’s daughter Rashida Jones, Quincy provides a fresh and unexpected journey into this legendary life, still in the making.”