Who is Halyna Hutchins, the director of photography killed by Alec Baldwin on the set of Rust

Director of photography Halyna Hutchins died at 42 on the set of the last film she was working on, the western Rust, after being injured when a prop gun (which was supposed to be loaded with blanks) was unloaded by actor Alec. Baldwin. Born in Ukraine in 1979, Halyna Hutchins grew up on a Soviet military base and, after working as a production assistant and electrician, entered the Hollywood system by managing mostly independent productions including Archenemy, Blindfire and The Mad Hatter.

The director of photography Halyna Hutchins she died at 42 on the set of the last film she was working on, the western Rust, after being injured when a prop gun (which had to be loaded with blanks) was downloaded fromactor Alec Baldwin. Hutchins has handled mostly independent productions including Archenemy, Blindfire and The Mad Hatter. “I am so sad for the loss of Halyna. And so infuriated that this could have happened on a set. He was a brilliant talent, absolutely dedicated to art and cinema“, the director of Archenemy, Adam Egypt Mortimer.

With Mortimer, he shot the thriller film Archenemy, released in 2020 by SpectreVision and Voltage. Interpreted by Joe Manganiello, the film premiered at Beyond Fest 2020 and entered official competition at the Sitges International Film Festival, receiving a Best Picture nomination.

Who is Halyna Hutchins and what has she done in cinema

Born in Ukraine in 1979, Halyna Hutchins grew up on a Soviet military base in the Arctic Circle. She attended Kyiv National University and graduated in international journalism. Early in his career, he worked as an investigative journalist for British documentary productions in Eastern Europe. Inspired by filmmakers such as Christopher Doyle and Sergey Urusevskiy, she decided to focus on cinema and moved to Los Angeles, working first as a production assistant and as an electrician, then also making short films.

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Pushed by Emmy-winning director of photography Robert Primes, she entered the American Film Institute Conservatory in 2013 and graduated two years later. His Hidden thesis project, a collaboration with classmate Farzad Ostovarzadeh, was screened at Camerimage, the European film festival. In 2018 she was one of eight female filmmakers selected for the inaugural 21st Century Fox DP Lab and a year later she was selected as one of the Rising Stars (emerging stars) of American Cinematographer magazine.


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