The ‘Rust’ shooting victims Halyana Hutchins and Joel Souza are not as widely known as star Alec Baldwin. Here is some information about them
Alec Baldwin, who officials say fired a “prop firearm” at the New Mexico film set of “Rust” on Thursday, killing a cinematographer and injuring the film’s director, lost millions to a hugely successful acting career. Known for what has been going on for decades.
But the two victims of the shooting — cinematographer Helena Hutchins, 42, who died in an Albuquerque hospital, and director Joel Souza, 48, who was treated then, who was reportedly released from a Santa Fe hospital — nearly became widespread. are not explicitly known. Here is some information about them.
According to her website, Halina Hutchins was a Los Angeles-based cinematographer who was born in Ukraine and grew up on a Soviet military base in the Arctic Circle. She described her childhood as “surrounded by reindeer and nuclear submarines”.
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He earned a bachelor’s degree in international journalism from Kiev National University in Ukraine and later worked on documentary productions in the UK.
Before joining the crew of “Rust,” Hutchins worked on film productions such as “Blindfire,” a police drama, and “Darlin,” a horror film, according to his website.
She graduated from the American Film Institute conservatory in 2015 and was named Rising Star of 2019 by American Cinematographer. his website says.
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Hutchins was also the cinematographer for 21st Century Granthshala DP Lab in 2018.
As news of Hutchins’ death spread, fans began posting tributes on social media.
“A life ended too quickly,” wrote one fan. “Can’t believe it’s happened again.”
Another Twitter user wrote, “Halina Hutchins showed in the last few posts how excited she was to work on an Alec Baldwin western,” and then it ends in tragedy. This is a very sad thing. #RIP”
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James Gunn, the director of “Suicide Squad” and other films, also posted on Twitter.
He wrote, “My biggest fear is that someone will get mortally injured on one of my sets. I pray this never happens.” “My heart goes out to everyone affected by today’s tragedy at Rust, especially Helena Hutchins and her family.”
Joel Souza is based in the San Francisco area. His past works include 2019’s “Crown Vic,” a police drama that, like “Rust,” also featured Alec Baldwin as a producer.
According to film site IMDb, “Crown Vic” marked Souza’s debut as a director of feature films.
He also worked on the comedy “Christmas Trade”. according to Reuters.
The director has a wife and two children, according to website.
Some early reports said Souza was seriously injured in Thursday’s shooting, but early Friday “Rust” co-star Frances Fischer tweeted that Souza had been released from the hospital. She also disputed some published reporting about the incident.