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Producer Profile: Melissa Butts

Production Company: Melrae Pictures
Occupation: Producer/Director

Melissa Butts is the principal and founder of Melrae Pictures based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her passion for telling immersive stories and her ability to combine compelling human experiences with cutting-edge science and technology has been recognized by the film and museum community worldwide.

Her most recent film 3D SUN, premiered in the prestigious New Jersey Liberty Science Center in July of 2007. Produced in cooperation with NASA, 3D SUN is being distributed by K2 Communications.

Her first installment of “3D BODY ODYSSEY”, a new 3D digital documentary health series, is slated for a 2008 Fall release. Featuring state of the art imaging technology, this film will take audiences where only doctors have gone before: inside a real human body in three dimensions to diagnose, treat and cure a beating heart.

“MARS 3D”, a 2D/3D digital experience, was theatrically released in the Fall of 2004 for new 3D digital cinemas in museums throughout the United States. The 2D HD version, “FUTURE FRONTIERS: MARS” celebrated its North American premiere at the prestigious American Film Institute/Discovery Silverdocs 2004 Documentary Festival.

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