Jerome Vermelin –
It’s a terrible drama that happened on the set of the western Rust, in New Mexico this Thursday. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died of her injuries, actor Alec Baldwin triggering a series of accidental shootings that also hit director Joel Souza, hospitalized him in critical condition.
Born in Ukraine in 1979, Halyna Hutchins grew up on a Soviet military base on the Arctic Circle. A journalism graduate from Kyiv University, she began her career as an investigative journalist for British production companies in Eastern Europe before moving to Los Angeles to focus on film.
I’m furious that such a thing could happen on set
In 2020, she shot her first feature film alongside director Adam Egypt Mortimer, the thriller Archenemy performed by Joe Mangianello, in competition at the Sitges Festival. “I’m sad to lose Halyna”, Tweeted the latter. “And furious that such a thing could happen on set. He’s a brilliant talent, absolutely dedicated to his art. “
Halyna Hutchins had worked in recent months on several projects. The police drama Blindfire, horror movies The Mad Hatter or the series A Luv Tale: The Series on the BET + channel before being hired on Rust by director Joel Souza. In recent days, she had published several photos and video since the shooting …
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