MISSION STATEMENT In Altum Productions is dedicated to producing high quality film and video projects of all lengths and genres for both the fiction and documentary industries. The expression in altum (latin for "into the deep") encapsulates the philosophy of our production company. The phrase comes from the Gospel story in Luke (5:4) in which Jesus, after He finished teaching the crowds from Simon Peter's boat, instructed Peter to, "Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught [catch]." Peter and the other fishermen had been working all night with no success, but he trusted Jesus and obeyed. The result was a catch of so many fish that the nets began to tear and additional help was needed to bring the fish in. In a world where entertainment is synonymous with moral ambiguity and artistic apathy, In Altum is dedicated to the three principles of moral clarity, personal vision and artistic ingenuity, all of which aim to reach out to people of all walks of life in every segment of our global community and into the depths of each viewer.
Along with the founder of IAP, our company has a network of passionate, competent and experienced individuals ready and willing to use their skills and love of the visual medium to see that every project reaches its artistic and substantive potential. Through our projects, we aim to not just bring about a purely entertaining experience, but also one that is at the same time intellectually stimulating and spiritually edifying.
Jordan Allott is a documentary filmmaker, Founder of In Altum Productions (IAP) and Senior Advisor to In Defense of Christians. Mr. Allott has filmed projects in over 25 countries, from China and Syria to Nigeria and Cuba, with themes ranging from Catholic Spirituality and mountain climbing to international human rights and American politics. In 2009-10, Jordan went into Cuba to film a documentary about Dr. Oscar Biscet, a Castro dissident and human rights advocate who was imprisoned by the Communist regime, for which he has been banned by the Cuban government. The acclaimed documentary has been screened across Europe, the United States and South America, including during a 25-stop university tour. Members of Congress, ambassadors and mayors of U.S. and European cities hosted additional screenings.
In 2013, Jordan went to Egypt to interview Coptic Christians and other Egyptians who opposed the oppressive rule of the Muslim Brotherhood. Early in 2014, despite significant ISIS activity in the region, Jordan crossed into Syrian under the cover of night to document the heroic struggle of Christians to survive. The story was captured in the print edition of National Review's May 19 edition. That same month, Jordan traveled to Nigeria, publishing an account in NRO entitled, "On Boko Haram's Blood Trail."
Jordan and his work have been seen on Fox News, EWTN News, CNN International, Telemundo and Univision, among others. Mr. Allott has also written opinion pieces for National Review, National Review On-Line, the Washington Times and Catholic World Report and is a 2012 National Review Institute Washington D.C. Fellow. Mr. Allott was born in Reading, England, received a B.A. in Political Science, Philosophy and Film from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and resides in McLean, Virginia.
Daniel Allott was born in Reading, England in 1977 and was baptized into the Anglican Church. At the age of five, Daniel moved with his family to the United States, settling in Madison, Wisconsin. While in college, Daniel became involved with the campus pro-life group, through which he met many practicing Catholics who introduced him to the Church and her teachings. In 2000, Daniel received a B.A. in English and International Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
After years of searching, Daniel came into the Catholic Church in January 2001. Later that year, he moved to Washington, D.C., where, in 2004, he obtained a Masters of Public Policy from the Georgetown University Public Policy Institute. Since then, Daniel has worked as a writer and policy analyst for American Values, a Washington, D.C. area public policy organization. Daniel’s faith informs all of his work, whether he’s writing a speech on valuing persons with disabilities or authoring an editorial on genocide in Darfur. He has written for a variety of publications--including the Houston Chronicle, Washington Times and Washington Examiner--and on a variety of topics--including abortion, the disabled, stem-cell research, marriage, Darfur, the Supreme Court, presidential politics, and terrorism.
Suzann "Sooki" Martinsen recieved her B.F.A. from the University of
Florida, with a Major in Drawing and a Minor in Art History. She
received her M.F.A. in Studio Art and the Computer at the University of
Central Florida. Currently she works as a Film Editor, Animator, and
Graphic Designer for a productions company. She, also, has done
graphic design for the documentary films "Oscar's Cuba" and "Cuba's
Hope ." As well as, animation for "Flashes of Color."
"My soul and spiritual heritage is represented in my drawings. My illustrative style allows me to contextualize my works as a young child, while the elegant mark makings and the use of color are informed decisions of an adult. My drawings are a means for me to parallel my journey into my past with my maturation as an individual."
Ann Marra is an Associate Producer at In Altum Productions. She was formerly the Executive Director at The Foundation for Sacred Arts in Washington, D.C. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology summa cum laude from Houghton College, a Master of Arts in Art History from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master of Arts in Theology with honors from Franciscan University of Steubenville. She has held administrative positions at the Natchez Council for Arts & Culture and The Dietrich von Hildebrand Legacy Project.