during the shooting of his film War On Thursday, October 21, 2021, Alec Baldwin The prop gun fired, injuring the director and killing another crew member.
The incident happened at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico. According to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department, the weapon was “discharged”. 30 rock alum, 63, and deadline It was later reported that production on the western had been halted.
“Mr. Baldwin came forward voluntarily to speak with investigators,” said a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office. juan rios A statement noted, adding that the situation would be treated “like any other investigation”.
Detectives were trying to determine “what type of projectile was fired” as the set was on lockdown. victim – director Joel Souza and director of photography Halina Hutchins—were taken for medical attention after suffering injuries. Hutchins, 42, was pronounced dead at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque.
The 48-year-old filmmaker was airlifted to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. While his status was initially unknown, deadline Souza’s representative said she was released from the hospital on Friday, October 22.
The film’s production company, Rust Movie Productions LLC, said in a statement about the accident, “The entire cast and crew are completely devastated by today’s tragedy, and we extend our deepest condolences to Halina’s family and loved ones.” We have suspended production of the film indefinitely and are fully cooperating with the Santa Fe Police Department’s investigation. We will provide counseling services to everyone involved with the film as they work to process this terrible incident .
Hutchins was originally from Ukraine and had been sharing updates about the filming process with her Instagram followers prior to her death. “One of the perks of shooting a western is that you get to ride horses on your day off :),” she captioned a video of herself on Wednesday, Oct. 20, as she joins a group on horseback. Had happened.
The Emmy winner broke her silence on Hutchins’ death Friday via Twitter, writing, “There are no words to express my shock and sadness about the tragic accident that has deeply affected Halina Hutchins, a wife, mother and Took the life of an admired colleague.. I am fully cooperating with the police investigation to find out how this tragedy happened and I am in contact with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son and everyone who knew and loved Halina.
Before Baldwin addressed the event, tributes poured in for the late cinematographer.
“I’m in shock. I was very lucky to have Halina Hutchins as my DP on ‘Arkenemy’. Joe Manganiello Tweeted. “An incredible talent and great person. I can’t believe this could happen in this day and age… a gunshot from a prop gun could kill a crew member? What a terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to her family.”
ava duvernay Commented on the casting director Sidra SmithInstagram post about Hutchins, writing, “Devastating. Absolutely horrifying. Bless you, Sidra, during this difficult time. And may his soul rest in peace.”
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