Who is Halyna Hutchins? All You Need to Know About the Late Film Crew Member!
Hutchins was killed on the set of ‘Rust’ when a pretend gun held by Alec Baldwin accidentally went off. This article can help you gain more details about the late cinematographer.
Who is Halyna Hutchins?
Halyna Anatoliivna Androsovych, better known as Hutchins, was born in the small Ukrainian town of Horodets in 1979. She was raised on a Soviet military post north of the Arctic Circle and earned a degree in international journalism from Kyiv National University. Next, she returned to her first career as an investigative journalist for British documentary films set in eastern Europe. While stationed at the military post, Hutchins developed an early appreciation for cinema. Following her career as an investigator, she relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in cinema. She worked as a production assistant, grip electric and on the set of several short films she directed. Hutchins wed Matthew, an American, in 2005. Andros, her son, was born a little later; he’s nine now.
How did she have to face the unexpected death?
When cinematographer Halyna Hutchin unexpectedly passed away in October 2021 while working on the set of Rust, it sent shockwaves through the film industry. On October 21, 2021, while filming ‘Rust’ at Bonanza Creek Ranch in New Mexico, actor Alec Baldwin accidentally discharged a pretend gun containing “a live round,” killing Halyna. A member of the Rust crew told PEOPLE in the days following the event that they felt unsafe on set. Filmmaker Joel Souza was also hurt in the altercation. They noted that Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer in charge of the weapons, did not keep them “secure” and “locked up,” which raised “a lot of red flags.”
Following Baldwin’s alleged involvement in Matthew’s death, he was sued by Matthew in February 2022. After settling their case in October 2022, Matthew was brought on as an executive producer, and production was set to resume in January 2023. However, as of the 19th of January, Baldwin will be charged with involuntary manslaughter in Halyna’s death. Baldwin will face two counts of involuntary manslaughter, while the film’s armorer, Gutierrez-Reed, will face the exact charges. Indictments, according to prosecutors, will be handed out before the month is through.