Illuminating gay & lesbian lives
and the journeys
of extraordinary older women
Pam Walton Productions
4210 Thomas Lake Harris Drive #202
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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original and
educational media
for over 40 years
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About Pam Walton Productions


Pam Walton
Pam Walton

Pam Walton Productions is dedicated to telling the truth about American life. We're most interested in changing our culture's homophobic views of gay and lesbian people and in telling compelling stories about aging.


We have produced and distributed Out in Suburbia, Gay Youth, Family Values: An American Tragedy, Call to Witness, Liberty: 3 Stories about Life & Death, Grassroots: Contesting Ohio, Raging Grannies: The Action League and Triptych: 3 Women Making Art.


Gay Youth and its 16-page study guide are widely used and respected as among the most effective educational tools dealing with gay and lesbian adolescents.


Call to Witness has helped educate and change the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and has furthered the struggle for gay and lesbian rights in mainstream American culture. For more information, check out Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries.


We are also pleased to announce that Call to Witness and Family Values: An American Tragedy are now available for rental on-line through Netflix at


All films are available on Amazon.


Pam Walton and Ruth Carranza
Pam Walton and Ruth Carranza

Who We Are

Pam Walton, Producer/Director, has two masters from Stanford University, one in Education and the other in Communication (Film and Video Production). Walton is an award-winning independent video producer. Her work has screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, at the Margaret Mead Film Festival, and has been included in the prestigious International Public Television Screening Conference (INPUT). Her documentaries have aired on PBS member stations in major American cities, are broadcast nationally on MTV's LOGO, and distributed by New Day Films. From 1989 to 1999 Walton was a lecturer in the Department of Communication (Film and Video Production) at Stanford University.


Ruth Carranza, Associate Director, has been the associate producer for all of Pam Walton Productions' documentaries. She has a masters in Communication (Film and Video Production) from Stanford University and is the owner of Silicon Run Productions ( Ruth has completed an award-winning seven-part educational film series in worldwide distribution on the manufacture of the integrated circuit called The Silicon Run Series. She recently received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation for the production and dissemination of three films on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and nanotechnology. From 1982-1994 Ruth was editor of Intercambios, a publication of the National Network of Hispanic Women.