At a vigil held for Helena Hutchins in New Mexico, mourners vowed to get justice for the “brilliant” cinematographer after he was tragically shot and killed on set by Alec Baldwin.
Vigilance was held at the Albuquerque Civic Plaza on Saturday and was hosted by the International Cinematographers Guild.
The guild told its members, “Let’s gather together to honor Halina and her achievements, and mourn together.”
“Join us on a Saturday or Sunday night to light a candle for Haliyana, who will always be in our hearts.”
In Albuquerque’s vigil, attendees were seen holding candles, and some put up signs on film sets demanding better security measures.
A member of Halina’s camera crew, who walked out of battle over security issues days before the fatal shooting, vowed to fight for justice for the cinematographer.
The crew member, who did not wish to give her full name, explained exclusively: “We want to see justice for Halina.
“She was more than just a camera person who was shot, she was a wonderful person.
“We’ll be able to talk more after talking to investigators and giving them evidence.”
The crew member said that Halina “just had a fun personality and was very cooperative.”
“When she talked to you and asked for your opinion she meant, she just wasn’t going through the motions,” he said. “She was [director of photography] But she was not ahead of you, she was an equal and a friend.”
Asked if he was present at the time of the shooting, the crew member said: “I don’t want to comment on whether I was present when Halina was shot because stuff is going on now.
“We are trying to cooperate with the investigation and ensure that justice is done properly.”
Guild president John Lindley read a message in alert, which he said was from Halina’s husband, Matt Hutchins.
The message read: “Halina inspires us all with her passion and vision and her legacy is too meaningful to put into words.
“Our loss is huge and we will need time to overcome our grief.
“There has been an outpouring of sympathy from many of her friends. We thank everyone for their kind and generous sharing of images and stories from her life.
“Please take the time to remember her, and we will all work together to honor her memory and emulate her determination.”
Meanwhile, Rust actress Frances Fisher shared a tribute to Helena on her Instagram page.
The actress wrote alongside a picture with Halina, “Helena-I love watching you work: your intense focus and your lively command of the room.”
“I asked you to stand next to me in our #IAsolidarity #RUST Cast & Crew photo because I wanted to make sure you were front and center, given that there are very few non-male directors of photography.
“There’s a line from #Unforgiven that maybe someday I might dare to put it here. That’s pretty much the gist of it.
“In the meantime, my prayers are with your family and all those who love and miss you.”
The second time will be held on Sunday at IATSE Grips Local 80 in Burbank, California, as reported time limit.
Baldwin, 63, was doubly in shock after Thursday’s accident on the set of the western film Rust, in which director Joel Souza also suffered a shoulder injury.
Court records said yesterday that assistant director Dave Hall, 62, handed Baldwin an old-fashioned Colt, and indicated it was no live round by shouting: “Cold gun!”
Baldwin released a statement: “There are no words to express my shock and sadness about the tragic accident that took the lives of our wife, mother and deeply admired colleague Helena Hutchins.
“I am fully cooperating with the police investigation to find out how this tragedy happened and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family.
“My heart breaks for her husband, their son and everyone who knew and loved Halina.”