Hollywood and the global film industry are shocked by the tragic incident that happened during the shooting of the movie Rust when protagonist Alec Baldwin accidentally shot the director of photography, Alina Hutchins, resulting in her death a little later. The director of the film, Joel Souza, was also injured in the incident.
According to the “Hollywood Reporter”, which quoted a representative of the production, the tragic event is an “accident”, as instead of a bullet in the pistol used by the protagonist, real bullets were placed.
THE 42χρονη Χάτσινς (Halyna Hutchins) She was taken to hospital with serious injuries and a short time later succumbed to her injuries.
Who was 42-year-old Alina Hutchins?
Hutchins was originally from Ukraine, had studied journalism in Kiev and directing in Los Angeles, and American Cinematographer magazine had named her in 2019 as a rising star.
He was born in 1979 and grew up in a Soviet military base in the Arctic Circle. He attended the National University of Kiev and graduated with a degree in international journalism. In the early stages of her career, she worked as an investigative journalist for British documentary productions in Eastern Europe.
Inspired by filmmakers such as Christopher Doyle and Sergei Urushevsky, he decided to focus on filmmaking and moved to Los Angeles, working on various projects as a production assistant and cameraman, while also making short films.
Following the recommendation of Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Robert Prime, he entered the American Film Institute Conservatory with the institute’s MFA Film Institute program in 2013 and graduated two years later. Her dissertation “Hidden”, a collaboration with her classmate Farzad Ostovarzadeh, was screened at Camerimage, the European film festival.
In 2018, she was one of eight female filmmakers selected for the opening ceremony of the 21st Century Fox DP Lab and a year later was selected as one of the rising stars by American Cinematographer magazine..
With Mortimer, he photographed the indie superhero mystery thriller “Archenemy”, released in 2020 by SpecterVision and Voltage. Starring Joe Manganiello, the film premiered at Beyond Fest 2020 and was in an official competition at the Sitges International Film Festival, receiving a nomination for Best Picture.
“I am just saddened by the loss of Alina. And so angry that something like this happened on set. “She was a great talent, dedicated to art and cinema,” Mortimer wrote on Twitter.