Mystery and Hope Team


From left: Martha, Jordan, Nathan, Liza, and Carol on a pier off of the Hudson in Manhattan,
filming the Sisters of Life during a Sunday afternoon of kayaking.

Carol T. Young: Executive Producer, Producer

Carol graduated from Oberlin College, received a Masters fellowship from George Washington University in ESL and Social Studies K-12 instruction, and later worked in Vermont, Ohio, and Virginia in ESL and Social Studies classrooms. Carol served as a teacher consultant for the National Geographic Society and co-authored a textbook on U.S. Government entitled We, The People, published in 2005 and 2006. She collaborated with Keene State and Kenyon Colleges and public schools on creative, collaborative initiatives to teach geography, U.S. History, African-American history, and Government that involved her students, parents, and teachers. In 2005 she received her Masters in political philosophy from the Catholic University of America.

Carol is the visionary and driving force behind this project. When she is not charming potential donors, asking nuns around the country to pray for our project, or encouraging the film crew to push forward with our respective tasks, she teaches English as a second language to students in Silver Spring, Maryland. Carol runs marathons and triathlons, loves to dance, and sings in her church choir.

Jordan Allott: Director

Jordan Allott was born in Reading, England. When still young, Jordan's family moved to the United States. Jordan attended Chaminade University of Honolulu, and he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with three degrees: political science, philosophy, and film production. Jordan suffered the loss of his mother in the summer of 1998, and this led to his interest in artistically investigating self-reflection through film. His passion for the discovery of God, self, and the world, combined with his interest in traveling, has led him to visit over a dozen countries, including living in Salamanca, Spain for six months in the spring of 2003. Jordan has written, directed and produced four short fiction film and video projects. For more information on Jordan's projects follow these links: In Altum Productions, IMDB

Liza Figueroa Kravinsky: Musical Score Composer

Liza is president of Art Palette Productions and an award winning video producer and music composer with national broadcast credits. Prior to establishing Art Palette Productions, Mrs. Kravinsky worked as a video producer and composer for American Film and Video in Silver Spring, Maryland; and assistant editor at Townhouse Post Productions in Washington DC. As a composer, she collaborated with national recording artists such as Prince, Stacy Lattisaw, and Trouble Funk. Her music appears on a compilation album, Octaves Beyond Silence, which includes works by the Indigo Girls, Ani Difranco, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, and Eve Ensler. She received her music training at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. For more information on Liza's projects see her web site: Art Palette Productions

Nathan Castellanos: Associate Producer, Production Manager, Assistant Director

Nathan Castellanos was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where he attended Brophy College Preparatory. In 2005 he graduated from the University of Dallas with a Bachelors degree in philosophy and pure math. He has been employed in various creative positions which range from teaching high school to theater set construction. Currently he works as a webmaster/database administrator for a small non-profit in Washington, DC, where he creates and maintains the website and manages several data collection projects. In his free time Nathan plays music and also organizes and runs a monthly open mic night for graduate students and young Catholic professionals in the DC metro area. He is also involved in his local parish leading music for a prayer group and lectoring on Sundays.

Nathan is our fearless web designer. He has a vast knowledge of all things Art, and we implicitly trust his critical eye when it comes to the creation of our film.

Martha Tudor: Associate Producer

Nurturing her lifelong passion for stage and screen, Martha studied theatre performance and English literature at McDaniel College, a small liberal arts school in Westminster, Maryland. After receiving her BA, Martha returned to her hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, to start work at the local newspaper, helping to maintain and update their website, DelawareOnline.com. In 2003 Martha moved to Washington, DC, to continue her work with Gannett, the paper's parent company, in their Digital department. Today she helps small papers across the U.S. keep their websites ordered and up-to-date. She also keeps busy with several freelance web projects, sings soprano in her church choir, and writes her own songs.

Martha's technical skills, sense of organization, and attention to detail, along with her love of film and the arts, make her an asset to our project.