Reel Rescue

Kris Butler : Photographer

World renowned photographer Kris Butler provides years of experience, enabling the ability to capture the human spirit on film. With passion, desire and dedication, Kris brings a different perspective on how she views the world through the lens.

In the Field:

  • SF Giants
  • Junior Giants
  • Oakland A's
  • Port of SF
  • Aveda
  • Jones Soda
  • South America Photo Journalism

Areas of Expertise:

  • Weddings
  • Sporting Events
  • Personal Photography
  • Bands/Stage
  • Television/Film/Commercials
  • Theatre
  • Races
  • Surfing
  • Candids
  • News Reel Action Shots
  • Print Work
  • Models/Cat Walks


  • Jacobsen Sound Blimp
  • Under Water Housing
  • Canon High Speed Mark Series
  • Studio Lighting/Canon Flash Gear

Hall of Fame Photographer
Hall of Fame Photographer


Bachelor of Arts Degree The Evergreen State College:  Bachelor of Arts Degree in Photography, Film, Video Production, Latin American Studies, and the Spanish Language. Graduated with Honors. In addition, I studied abroad to Costa Rica on the International Gilman Scholarship Award for photojournalism and surfing. Contact Information: (360) 867-6000,
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia, WA. 98505.

Associates of Arts Degree Las Positas College: General Education, Photography, and Fire Science. Graduated on Dean’s List with Honors. Contact Information: Las Positas College (925) 424-1000, 3033 Collier Canyon Road, Livermore, CA. 94551.


IATSE Local 478:  Motion Picture Studio Mechanics:  Contact Information: (504) 486-2192,
432 North Anthony Street STE. 305, New Orleans, LA. 70119. 

IATSE Local 16: Moving Picture Technicians: Contact Information: (415) 441-6400,
240 Second Street First Floor, San Francisco, CA. 94105.

IATSE Local 119: Bay Area Film Alliance: Contact Information: (510) 206-1987,
P.O. Box San Carlos, CA 94070.

TEAMSTER: Identification number: 008-500-3253.  Class A License, Passenger,
Haz Mat (TSA background), Doubles Triples, and Tankers Endorsements.  Contact Information:
(510) 569-9317, 400 Roland Way, Oakland, CA. 94621


Emergency Medical Technician -1/Alameda County, certification number: 10-7226

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, registry number: B1726417

CPR Healthcare Provider/American Heart Association

Confined Space Search and Rescue certified

Wild Land Interface Firefighting, certification number: S-130 S-190

Office of State Fire Marshal: Fire Investigation and Fire Prevention

FEMA: National Incident Management System, certification number: IS-00700

Water Rescue Certified

WORK EXPERIENCE - Credits listed under IMDB

Reel Rescue Set Medics and Site Photography/Director of Operations; Feature films, television commercials, raceways, firefighting, and professional sports.


Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter/Twentieth Century Fox

Twilight Breaking Dawn/Twentieth Century

82nd Academy Awards/Auditions and Dance Rehearsals

Zane’s Sex Chronicles/HBO

The Gates/Twentieth Century Fox

Comedy Central/Important Things with Demitri Martin

Myth Busters/Discovery Channel

Prototype This/Discovery Channel

Battle Ground Earth/Discovery Channel Planet Green

My Name is Kahn/Feature Film

Love Struck 2/MTV-51 Minds Productions

Donny Danger/MTV-Public Announcement

NRC Environmental Safety/Medic

Infineon Raceway/Fire Medic

Lure/Feature Film

Touching Home/Feature Film

Carmel/Feature Film

Sideways/International Paramount Pictures

Darwin Awards/Feature Film

Miami Magma/Feature Film

Calvin Klien/Photoshoot

Levi Strauss/Photoshoot


Free Board/Commercial


Fidelity Investments/Commercial

Cal Fire/Fire Medic


Hall of Fame/Barry Bonds Chase

San Francisco Giants

World Series

All Star Series at San Francisco Giants

Oakland Athletics

Oakland Raiders  

The Port of San Francisco

Darwin Awards/Feature Film

Carmel by the Sea/Feature Film

Holy See Godfrey Ragio/Feature Film

International Sports Connection

Mavericks Surfing Competition

Sound (A2), Parab Operator, Utility: Professional Sports. Contact Information: IATSE Local 119 Bay Area Film Alliance. (855) 726-6261, 2735 Derby Street, Berkeley, CA. 94705. Jobs include:

ESPN • Fox Sports • World Series • NFL Network • TNT • Comcast Sports