‘Kind’ cinematographer and married mother-of-one in Alec Baldwin tragedyBorn in Ukraine and raised on a Soviet military base ‘surrounded by reindeer and submarines’, cinematographer Halyna, Hutchins was a married mother making a name for herself in Hollywood when her life was tragically cut short.

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  • Helena Hutchins, 42, was killed by Alec Baldwin in a film set accident
  • The cinematographer, believed to have a son, was a rising star in the industry.
  • Born in Ukraine in 1979, Halyana said she grew up “on a Soviet military base in the Arctic Circle surrounded by reindeer and nuclear submarines”.
  • Graduated with a degree in journalism and spent time on documentaries in Europe
  • She later moved to Los Angeles where she had a son with husband Matthew.

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Sun streaming from above, cinematographer Helena Hutchins smiles at the camera as she rides herself in the desert of New Mexico on horseback.

It was the last Instagram post shared by the married mother-in-law before she was accidentally killed by actor Alec Baldwin, when she fired a prop gun while filming a scene for an upcoming western on a farm near Santa Fe.

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Born in Ukraine and raised on a Soviet military base ‘surrounded by reindeer and nuclear submarines’, 42-year-old Halyana trained as a journalist and spent time in Europe working on British documentaries before moving to Los Angeles where he had installed it. Career – and started a family.

Remembered by friends as a ‘kind’ and a ‘loving soul’, Halina lived in Venice Beach, California with her husband Matthew, a lawyer, and their son Andros, who is affectionately known as her ‘little man’. and was believed to be about nine years old. old.

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A friend wrote in a moving Instagram tribute, ‘Helena loved him dearly and it was great to see him as the handsome boy he is today. ‘I know she’s taking care of him and Matt at this terrible time.’

Social media photos capture a sense of playfulness and adventure, with Halloween costume parties, road trips with friends and exploring the days sparkling with Halina’s smile.

She was also highly respected by her peers and was seen as a ‘rising star’ by other cinematographers. ‘She was utterly devoted to the arts and to integrity,’ director, collaborator and friend Adam Mortimer told GMB this morning. ‘I could already tell she was going to be a genius.’

Sun streaming from above, cinematographer Helena Hutchins smiles at the camera as she rides herself in the desert of New Mexico on horseback. This was the last Instagram post shared by the married mother-in-law before she was accidentally killed by actor Alec Baldwin when she fired a prop gun while filming a scene for the upcoming western, Rust, Tomorrow.

Remembered by friends as a ‘kind’ and ‘loving soul’, Halina lived in Venice Beach, California with her husband Matthew, a lawyer, and their son Andros, pictured in an old Facebook photo had gone.

Photos capture a sense of playfulness and adventure from Halloween costume parties, road trips with friends, and days lit up with Halina's smile

Photos capture a sense of playfulness and adventure from Halloween costume parties, road trips with friends, and days lit up with Halina’s smile

Born in Ukraine and raised on a Soviet military base 'surrounded by reindeer and submarines', Halina had recently worked on a project in Ireland and was tipped for a bright future in Hollywood when her life was so tragic. was noticeably smaller.  picture in 2018

Born in Ukraine and raised on a Soviet military base ‘surrounded by reindeer and submarines’, Halina recently worked on a project in Ireland and was tipped for a bright future in Hollywood when her life was so tragic. was noticeably smaller. picture in 2018

Baldwin, 62, was filming a scene for the new film Rust when the gun went off at around 1.50 p.m., seriously injuring Hutchins and writer-director Joel Souza, 48. The incident took place at Bonanza Creek Ranch.

Hutchins was taken to the University of New Mexico Hospital in an air ambulance, but was pronounced dead shortly after.

Souza was taken by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. He has since been released, although his exact condition is unclear.

Meanwhile, Baldwin is taken to the detectives’ office in Santa Fe to be questioned about the shooting. He was not arrested and was later released without charge – although the investigation is ongoing.

The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office said the gun was fired in the middle of a scene that was either being filmed or rehearsed. It is unclear how the gun was fired – by accident or on purpose. Detectives said the gun had been ‘discharged’ and gave no further details.

Police tape cordon of a small church used as a set for the film, following a fatal accidental shooting on the set of the film Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe on Thursday

Police tape cordon of a small church used as a set for the film, following a fatal accidental shooting on the set of the film Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe on Thursday

The film's writer-director Joel Souza, 48, was injured in the incident and is undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Halina, 42, was shot and killed on Thursday on the set of the film Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where writer-director Joel Souza, 48, (pictured) was also injured.

Alec Baldwin shows up on the set of Rust with fake blood on Thursday, hours before the film's cinematographer was shot and killed.  He shared this photo on Instagram with the caption

Alec Baldwin shows up on the set of Rust with fake blood on Thursday, hours before the film’s cinematographer was shot and killed. He shared this photo on Instagram with the caption ‘Back to in person at office’. Blimey…it’s exhausting.’ Filming was halted after a fatal incident on the set of the film Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe

Fatal accidents with prop guns are rare, but not unheard of. Brandon Lee, the 28-year-old son of martial arts star Bruce Lee, was shot dead on the set of The Crow in 1993 after part of a dummy round got stuck in the barrel of a gun – and then shot and killed Lee Went. When a second dummy round went belly up.

It is a tragedy that has stunned the film industry and prompted friends, colleagues and strangers to pay tribute to Hutchins, whose life was so shocking.

Born in 1979, Halyana Hutchins was the daughter of military parents and grew up on a Soviet base ‘in the Arctic Circle’. Recalling what it was like, he said they were ‘surrounded by reindeer and nuclear submarines’.

In a sign of her broader interests, Halyana, who was fluent in Russian and English, attended Ukraine’s most prestigious higher education institution, the National University of Kiev, and graduated with a degree in International Journalism.

He used it as a ticket to work abroad and spent time as ‘an investigative journalist with British documentary productions in Europe’. The details of the projects are yet to be revealed.

At some point Hutchins moved to America, settling in California. She is married to husband Matthew, a lawyer who worked as an associate with the American firm Kirkland & Ellis…

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