Obituary for Halyna Hutchins, killed by Alec Baldwin on movie set


The cinematographer who was fatally shot with a prop gun by Alec Baldwin on a movie set was 42. She recognized herself on Instagram as a ‘stressed dreamer.’

Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who was fatally shot with a prop gun by Alec Baldwin on a movie set, grew up on a Soviet army base within the Arctic Circle and labored as an investigative reporter in Europe earlier than finding out movie in Los Angeles.

Hutchins, 42, was shot Thursday on the New Mexico set of the Western “Rust.” A spokesperson for Baldwin stated there was an accident involving a prop gun with blanks. Detectives had been investigating.

According to her web site, she grew up on the Soviet base “surrounded by reindeer and nuclear submarines.” She acquired a graduate diploma in worldwide journalism from Kyiv National University in Ukraine, labored on British documentary productions in Europe and graduated from the American Film Institute Conservatory in 2015.

Her different credit embody the crime drama “Blindfire” and the horror movie “Darlin,” whose director, Pollyanna McIntosh, referred to as her “the most talented, in the trenches, committed wonderful artist and team mate.”

Friends and colleagues quickly posted tributes on social media.

“I’m so sad about losing Halyna. And so infuriated that this could happen on a set,” Director Adam Egypt Mortimer, who labored together with her on the 2020 thriller “Archenemy,” tweeted. “She was a brilliant talent who was absolutely committed to art and to film.”

The star of “Archenemy,” Joe Manganiello, tweeted that Hutchins was “an incredible talent & great person.”

“I can’t believe this could happen in this day and age … gunfire from a prop gun could kill a crew member? What a horrible tragedy. My heart goes out to her family,” he wrote.

McIntosh posted a number of images of Hutchins from the set of her 2019 movie on Instagram.

“We were so lucky to have her as cinematographer on Darlin’. We’ll miss you. You were going to keep making amazing films,” McIntosh wrote.

On her Instagram web page, Hutchins recognized herself as a “restless dreamer” and “adrenaline junkie.” In latest days, she posted a number of photos from the set of “Rust” on the outskirts of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The photos included an early morning shot of the desert sky, a video of herself driving horseback throughout a time without work and a photograph of the crew gathered to precise solidarity with union members looking for a brand new contract.