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According to Los Angeles Times And time limitCrew members working on the upcoming western film raised concerns about a range of problems, including safety issues, ahead of Thursday’s incident that left cinematographer Helena Hutchins, 42, dead, and director Joel Souza, 48, under emergency care. had gone.
Outlets report that, hours before the fatal incident, members of the “Rust” camera crew packed their gear and walked off the job in protest and were soon replaced with non-crew members, according to the LA Times. Outlets also noted at least two previous misfires on a prop gun from the set days before.
In a statement to the LA Times and Deadline, Rust Movie Productions LLC said, “The safety of our cast and crew is the top priority of everyone associated with Rust Productions and the company.”
“While we were not made aware of any official complaints related to weapon or prop safety on set, we will conduct an internal review of our procedures when production ceases.” “We will continue to cooperate with Santa Fe officials in their investigation and provide mental health services to the cast and crew during this tragic time.”
USA Today has contacted Rust Productions and Baldwin’s production company El Dorado Pictures for comment.
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. According to his representative Matt Delpiano, Souza was taken by ambulance to Christus St Vincent Hospital and has since been released.
USA Today received an email sent about the incident to members of IATSE Local 44, a consortium of prop makers and other craft individuals working within the entertainment industry. The message stated that the prop gun from the “Rust” set was loaded with “a live single round” and that no local 44 members were on set.
According to the sheriff’s office, the deputy responded to a 911 call Thursday afternoon that someone had been shot at “Rust’s” Bonanza Creek Ranch set.
“Rust” stars 63-year-old Baldwin, who also serves as the film’s producer. Production on the western has been halted.