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Halyna Hutchins 10 Personal Facts, Biography, Wiki
Born: 1979, Horodets’, Ukraine
Died: October 21, 2021, UNM Hospital, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who died on the set of Rust when Alec Baldwin discharged a prop gun, is being remembered as a talented artist and a team player.
Hutchins’ credits include the superhero action film Archenemy, Blindfire and The Mad Hatter. She was 42 years old.
Hutchins was named one of the American Society of Cinematographers’ (ASC) Rising Stars in 2019.
A journalist turned filmmaker, Hutchins was an army brat born in Ukraine.
According to her website, she “grew up on a Soviet military base in the Arctic Circle surrounded by reindeer and nuclear submarines.”
She told American Cinematographer “there wasn’t that much to do outside,” which is why she was already a movie fan.
Labelling herself as a “Restless dreamer” and “Adrenaline junkie” in her Instagram bio, Hutchins filmed herself doing such extreme sports as parachuting and cave exploration.
When Archenemy was released in 2020, director Adam Egypt Mortimer praised Hutchins on Twitter for having “a brilliant mind for light and texture.
Her tastes and sensibility of what is cinematic were a huge asset for executing our style — the grimy but beautiful feeling I referred to as ROMANTIC BRUTALSM.”
Today, Mortimer posted: “I’m so sad about losing Halyna. And so infuriated that this could happen on a set.
She was a brilliant talent who was absolutely committed to art and to film.”
Innovative Artists, the agency that represented Hutchins, issued a statement in her memory: “Halyna Hutchins was a ray of light.
Always smiling, always hopeful. She decided early on she would take the craft of cinematography by storm and the last couple of years proved she was well on her way.
Her talent was immense, only surpassed by the love she had for her family.
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Hutchins was born in 1979 in Horodets, Zhytomyr Oblast, USSR, but grew up in the Russian city of Murmansk, on a Soviet military base in the Arctic, where her father served in the Soviet Navy.
She called herself an “army brat.”
According to film historian Jim Hemphill, she first became interested in film while living at the military base.
She attended National Agricultural University and then Kyiv National University, first studying economics before changing her study to journalism.
Hutchins graduated there with a degree in international journalism, and worked on documentary films as an investigative journalist in Eastern Europe.
She met her husband Matthew, who is American, while in Kyiv.
They have a son.
On October 21, 2021, Hutchins was working in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as director of photography on the set of the Western film Rust, when actor Alec Baldwin discharged a gun used as a prop, mortally wounding her and injuring director Joel Souza.
She died later that day at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, aged 42.
Baldwin released a statement the next day expressing shock and sadness at the incident.
He said he would cooperate with police, and offered support to her family.
In October 2021, following Hutchins’s death, teachers and friends of hers at the American Film Institute established the Halyna Hutchins Memorial Scholarship Fund dedicated to supporting the education of female cinematographers.
Hutchins’s widower Matt Hutchins endorsed the project and asked for anyone wishing to honor Hutchins’ memory to donate to the fund.