After Halyna Hutchins’ death, the entire film industry has been in an shock. She was one of the known cinematographer of the industry. She was killed on set when a prop was firearm by the actor and producer Alec Baldwin.
Halyna Hutchins was 42 year old and director of photography for the latest movie of Baldwin, named “Rust”, a Western which was being shot in New Mexico with the leading actors like Baldwin, Travis Fimmel and Jensen Ankles.
Hutchins was shot on Thursday at around 1:50 p.m. local time and was airlifted to hospital but he couldn’t make it till the hospital due to his injuries and died, according to law enforcement statements which were provided.
In a tweet Friday, Baldwin said he was heartbroken and was fully cooperating with police over the tragic accident.
“There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours,” Baldwin said. “My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”
Hutchins was born in Ukraine and brought up in Los Angeles, where she attended the American Film Institute and graduated in 2015. According to IMDB, she was involved in the production of 49 films, television shows, and video games during her career.
She worked on films such as Joe Manganiello’s “Archenemy,” which was released last year, and was named a rising star by American Cinematographer magazine in 2019.
Hutchins was raised on a Soviet military base in the Arctic Circle, according to her website, and studied journalism at Kyiv National University, graduating with a degree in international journalism, before moving on to work on documentary productions across Europe and eventually switching to the films.
On her Instagram page, she described herself as a “Restless Dreamer. Adrenaline junkie. Cinematographer” and shared photos of the “Rust” set.
Film director James Cullen Bressack commented on her post to say: “I will miss you my friend…. This is devastating.”