Halyna Hutchins, Cinematographer Alec Baldwin Accidentally Killed On The Set Of ‘Rust’
Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer Alec Baldwin accidentally killed on the set of ‘Rust’. The 42-year-old filmmaker’s filmography was starting to take off with indie productions and a television series. Alec Baldwin accidentally kills a cinematographer by firing an alleged blank pistol on set.
A tragic accident during the filming of the movie Rust has ended the life of cinematographer Haylana Hutchins. The woman was hit by a bullet from a prop gun that actor Alec Baldwin was handling , who also wounded the film’s director, Joel Souza.
The gun was supposed to fire fake projectiles, so Santa Fe police have launched an investigation to find out what happened. The filming of this western took place at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, New Mexico. From there he was airlifted to the wound, but upon arrival at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, emergency personnel certified his death.
Haylana Hutchins, a Ukrainian living in Los Angeles, was 42 years old. He grew up on a Soviet military base near the Arctic Circle and graduated from the Kiev National University with a degree in Journalism. According to The Hollywood Reporter, his first job was as an investigative journalist for a British documentary production company in Eastern Europe.
Years later, she decided to move to Los Angeles and work her way into the film industry as a cinematographer. First he worked on several short films – he also directed one, Coco Noir (2015) – and later on independent productions such as Darlini (2019), Blindfire (2020) or the fantasy action thriller Archenemy (2020), starring Joe Manganiello and one of his titles with greater projection and audience.
“I’m really saddened by the loss of Halyna,” Archenemy director Adam Egypt Mortimer said on Twitter . “And furious that this happened on set. He had a brilliant talent and committed to art and film.”
I’m so sad about losing Halyna. And so infuriated that this could happen on a set. She was a brilliant talent who was absolutely committed to art and to film. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/vcdFqHsGA0
- Adam Egypt Mortimer (@adamegypt) October 22, 2021
In 2019, Haylana Hutchins was selected as one of the breakthrough stars of current photography by American Cinematographer magazine . She considered the masters Christopher Doyle and Sergey Urusevskiy her great references in the field of cinematographic photography.
Two days before his death, Hutchins posted on his Instagram account a video from the set of Rust, where he celebrated that one of the advantages of shooting a western is that he could ride a horse during his day off.