Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
M.F.A. Visual Art Azusa Pacific University 2012
B.A. English/French Whitworth University 1987

Michael Eaton is a filmmaker with thirty years of film industry experience in all aspects of narrative and documentary film making, commercials, corporate media, music videos, and web based content. Michael has worked variously as a producer, director, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor and camera operator on literally hundreds of productions around the world, and is the founder of 5 Palms, a full service production company based in South Pasadena, California, where he lives with his wife and daughter. His films include the documentaries Soul Searching, Let Justice Roll On, and the Case for Christ, a top download in its category on Netflix.

Act One Writing Program, Hollywood, CA, 2003
Art Center College of Design, Film Production, Pasadena, CA, 1989

Film Directing, Film Production I, Film Production II, Cinematography, Basic Screenwriting, Writing Short Screenplays, Writing Adapted Screenplays, Film and Sound, Film as Visual Art, Cinematic Storytelling, Capstone.

Film Production, Film Studies, Photography, Visual Art.

Adjunct Professor of Film, Chapman University, Orange, CA, 2008-2013
Adjunct Professor of Film, California State University Fullerton, CA, 2010-2013
Adjunct Professor of Film, Brooks Institute, Ventura, CA, 2010

Eaton, Michael, Screenwriter. Eye Of Providence, 2020. Screenplay.
Eaton, Michael, Director/Cinematographer. Avenger of Blood: The Soghomon Tehlirian Story, Tales of Truth, 2020. Documentary.
Eaton, Michael, Director/Cinematographer. Twelve Million Steps, 2017. Documentary.
Eaton, Michael, Director/Cinematographer. Let Justice Roll On: The Life and Legacy of John M. Perkins. Seattle Pacific University, 2011. Documentary.
Eaton, Michael, Cinematographer. A Woman For Our Time: Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. Tau Cross Books and Media, 2011. Documentary.
Eaton, Michael, Co-Director. The Case For Christ: The Movie. Lionsgate Films, 2007. Documentary.
Eaton, Michael, Co-Director. Soul Searching: A Movie About Teenagers and God. Revelation Studios, 2007. Documentary.
Eaton, Michael, Associate Producer. Unlocking The Mystery of Life. Illustra Media, 2001. Documentary

Member of Grace Pasadena Church.

Volunteer media production for Grace Pasadena, Faith in Christ Ministries, Pasadena Christian School and Reach Global: Evangelical Free Church of America. Referee for AYSO Youth Soccer.

Camping, gardening, raising chickens, running, traveling with my wife Holli, our daughter Esmée, and our dog Millie.

"Those in whom the Spirit comes to live are God's new Temple. They are, individually and corporately, places where heaven and earth meet." - N.T. Wright, Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." - Matthew 22:37 (NIV)