‘Horrifying’: Halyna Hutchins killed after prop gun misfire; Joe Manganiello, more pay tribute

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cinematographer helena hutchins died Thursday in New Mexico alec baldwin discharged prop firearms on the set of “War,” Officials confirmed. She was 42 years old.

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a. after the call reported shootingPolice officers arrive on the set of the western film to find that Hutchins and director Joel Souza were both shot. According to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, a helicopter transported Hutchins to the University of New Mexico Hospital, where he was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Souza was taken to Christus St Vincent Hospital via ambulance and is receiving emergency treatment for his injuries.

The incident is still under active investigation and no charges have been filed, the sheriff’s office said. The interrogation of witnesses is on.


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Born in Ukraine, Hutchins was raised on a Soviet military base in the Arctic Circle, According to his website. He received a bachelor’s degree in international journalism from Kiev National University in Ukraine and began his career as an investigative journalist before moving to filmmaking and the United States.

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She began taking production assistant jobs and ended up applying to the American Film Institute Conservatory, where she graduated in 2015. Hutchins was selected to the 21st Century Fox DP Lab in 2018 and named Cinematography’s Rising Star by American Cinematographer magazine in 2019.

“My transition from journalism began when I was working on British film production in Eastern Europe, traveling with crew to remote locations and seeing how cinematographers worked,” Hutchins told the magazine. “I was fascinated by storytelling based on real characters.”

In addition to Baldwin’s “Rust,” Hutchins has an extensive resume throughout the film. She has also worked on “The Mad Hatter,” “Blindfire,” “Darlene” and the mini TV series “A Love Tale: The Series,” as well as other titles.

Hutchins documents his time on the set of “Rust” instagram, Sharing photos and videos of the location.

“One of the benefits of shooting a western is you can ride horses in your day,” she captioned a video of her on a horse Tuesday.

Another picture shows him picture of In a moment with the cast and crew “#IAsolidarity with our @IATSE crew here at RUST in New Mexico.”

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Hutchins also worked with director Adam Egypt Mortimer and actor Joe Manganiello On the mystery-thriller “Arkanemy”. At the time of the film’s release, Mortimer praised Hutchins’ “brilliant mind” in a Twitter thread, which he resurrected after his death on Thursday.

“Her choice and sensibility of the cinematic were a huge asset to our executing on the genre – the grim but beautiful spirit of what I referred to as romantic brutality,” Mortimer said. Tweet in 2020. “She was a true wartime sister, fighting a battle to make this thing amazing despite incredible limitations and disasters, which made us wonder if we were cursed by a witch.”

Mortimer paid tribute to his friend on Twitter, writing: “I’m so sad about losing Halina. And so furious this could happen on a set. She was a brilliant talent with a penchant for art and film. Kind of committed.”

Manganiello shared a photo of Hutchins instagram And wrote that he was “shocked” at the news, adding that his “heart goes out to his family and especially to his son. I am deeply saddened today for all those who knew him and worked with him.” “

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“She was an absolutely incredible talent and a great person. She had such an eye and a visual style, she was the kind of cinematographer you wanted to see successful because you wanted to see what she could do next. She was a fantastic She was a person. There was no pressure she couldn’t handle. She was a great collaborator and ally to anyone in front of her camera,” the “True Blood” actor wrote. “Everyone who knew him rooted for him. I can’t believe it can happen in this day and age… Bullets from a prop gun can kill a crew member? It’s a terrible It’s a tragedy.”

Friends and those who worked in films with Hutchins also shared memories on social media.

Patricia Arquette Tweeted: “My heart goes out to the Halina Hutchins family. What a heartbreaking loss. Sending prayers to Joel Souza. I’m sure everyone is devastated.”

actor Elijah Wood Hutchins’ death is “absolutely appalling and devastating.”

Mia Farrow also paid tribute to Hutchins.

“Sad and utter horror that cinematographer Helena Hutchins was killed on set. This should never have happened. Thoughts with your family and friends,” Farrow tweeted.

Comedian and actor Paul Scheer wrote Twitter: “I’m disappointed. It’s beyond a tragedy and there are a lot of rules to make sure it doesn’t happen. I can’t even understand how it’s even possible. So many people had to be reckless. This one It’s a crime. Halina was a tremendous talent. I’m sick to my stomach.”

Nathalie Emmanuel called the news “Absolutely terrifying.”

SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher and National Executive Director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland also issued a statement On Hutchins’ death, the website wrote that he was “devastated by this tragic news.”

“Our hearts go out to the family of Director of Photography Helena Hutchins, who has passed away, and Director Joel Souza, who is injured and hospitalised,” he said in the statement.

“It is still an active investigation and we do not have all the facts yet. We will continue to work with production, other unions and officials to investigate this incident and to understand how to prevent this type of incident from happening again. “

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