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Who was Halyna Hutchins?

Halyna Hutchins was a Ukrainian former journalist and cinematographer credited with work on more than 30 films, short films, and television miniseries, such as the films Archenemy, Darlin’, and Blindfire.

‘Rust’ director breaks silence over ‘tragic’ death of Halyna Hutchins

 ‘Rust’ director, Alec Baldwin (right) breaks silence over ‘tragic’ death of Halyna Hutchins
‘Rust’ director, Alec Baldwin (right) breaks silence over ‘tragic’ death of Halyna Hutchins

‘Rust’ director, Alec Baldwin reveals he is absolutely “gutted by the loss” of his cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

For those unversed, the director, Joel Souza was also hospitalized as a result of a shooting on set.

He broke his silence to Deadline and was quoted saying, “I am gutted by the loss of my friend and colleague, Halyna. She was kind, vibrant, incredibly talented, fought for every inch, and always pushed me to be better.”

“My thoughts are with her family at this most difficult time. I am humbled and grateful by the outpouring of affection we have received from our filmmaking community, the people of Santa Fe, and the hundreds of strangers who have reached out….. It will surely aid in my recovery.”

Halyna Hutchins Biography, Wiki

Halyna was born on 1979 in Ukraine(Soviet territory at that time) and died on October 21, 2021 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. She died on October 21, 2021 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

She moved to the United States to focus on filmmaking, taking on roles in production and fashion photography. From 2013 to 2015, she studied at the American Film Institute Conservatory, where Stephen Lighthill was a mentor. Her thesis project, Hidden, made with director Rayan Farzad, was screened at the Camerimage International Film Festival.

In 2018, she was one of the first eight female cinematographers participating in the Fox DP Lab program, which was established to provide greater opportunities for women cinematographers. In 2019, she was named one of the “10 up-and-coming directors of photography who are making their mark” by American Cinematographer.

She was director of photography on Adam Egypt Mortimer’s 2020 film Archenemy. She is also credited for work on the films Darlin’ (2019), Blindfire (2020), and The Mad Hatter (2021).

She attended National Agricultural University and then Kyiv National University, first studying economics before changing her study to journalism. Hutchins graduated from Kyiv National University with a degree in international journalism and worked as a journalist in Eastern Europe.

Halyna Hutchins Biography
Halyna Hutchins
ProfessionCinematographer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 168 cm
in meters– 1.68 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 6”
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlonde
Career
Last FilmRust (under production in 2021)
Personal Life
Date of BirthThe year 1979
BirthplaceKyiv, Ukraine
Date of Death21 October 2021
Place of DeathSanta Fe, New Mexico
Age (at the time of death)42 Years
Death CauseShot by Prop Gun
NationalityUkrainian
HometownKyiv, Ukraine
College/University• Kyiv National University, Ukraine
• American Film Institute Conservatory (AFI) Conservatory, US
Educational Qualification(s)• Graduation in International Journalism from Kyiv National University, Ukraine citation
• Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Cinematography from American Film Institute Conservatory (AFI) Conservatory (2015)
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Married
Family
Husband/SpouseMatthew Hutchins (worked as an associate at Kirkland and Ellis, US)
ChildrenSon– Andros Hutchins (born in 2012)
ParentsHer parents were in military forces.

Halyna Hutchins Family

According to her website, she was born in Horodets, Zhytomyr Oblast, USSR, but grew up in Murmansk, 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.

Halyna Hutchins Death

On October 21, 2021, Hutchins was working in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as director of photography on the set of Rust, when actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop gun, seriously injuring her and director Joel Souza. Hutchins died from her injuries at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. She was 42 years.

On Twitter, Alec Baldwin said “…there are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother, and deeply admired colleague of ours. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna,” he added.

Among those who worked with Hutchins, Archenemy actor Joe Manganiello wrote on Instagram: “She had such an eye and a visual style, she was the kind of cinematographer that you wanted to see succeed because you wanted to see what she could pull off next. She was a fantastic person. There was no amount of pressure she couldn’t handle. She was a great collaborator and an ally to anyone in front of her camera. “

Halyna Hutchins Cause of Death

She died on October 21, 2021, while working in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as director of photography on the set of Rust, when actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop gun, seriously injuring her and director Joel Souza. She died from her injuries at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. She was 42.

Halyna Hutchins Husband

She was married to her husband Matthew Hutchins with whom they were married for 16 years. Matthew is an attorney with the Los Angeles firm, Latham & Watkins.

Halyna Hutchins with her husband Matthew Hutchins
Halyna Hutchins with her husband Matthew Hutchins

Some Interesting Facts About Halyna Hutchins

  • Halyna Hutchins was a Ukrainian born cinematographer who worked mainly in American films.
  • She spent most of her childhood at the Soviet military base in the Arctic Circle.
  • Halyna started working in short films as a production assistant and grip electric.
  • After working as a director of photography at the International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) in Los Angeles, California, she started working as the director of photography at Innovative Artists.
  • In 2019, she was listed among the American Cinematographer’s Rising Stars. 
  • Halyna has worked in the filmmaking team in various Hollywood films like ‘Darlin’ (2019), ‘Archenemy’ (2020), and ‘Blindfire’ (2020). Halyna Hutchins on the sets of the film Archenemy
  • In 2019, she worked as a cinematographer in BET+ original series English TV series ‘A Luv Tale: The Series.’
  • She used to speak and write in various languages like English, Ukrainian, and Russian.
  • She was a coffee lover and used to love reading books.

Halyna Hutchins FAQ’s

Who was Halyna Hutchins?

Halyna Hutchins was a Ukrainian former journalist and cinematographer credited with work on more than 30 films, short films, and television miniseries, such as the films Archenemy, Darlin’, and Blindfire.

How did Halyna Hutchins die?

She died on October 21, 2021, while working in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as director of photography on the set of Rust, when actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop gun, seriously injuring her and director Joel Souza. She died from her injuries at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque.

How old was Halyna Hutchins?

Halyna Hutchins died at 42 years old.

Who is Halyna Hutchins’s husband?

She was married to her husband Matthew Hutchins with whom they were married for 16 years. Matthew is an attorney with the Los Angeles firm, Latham & Watkins.

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