- Jose Cadena
HOLLYWOOD LOSES VISIONARY CINEMATOGRAPHER IN ACCIDENT
Horror has lost a unique visual storyteller behind the camera. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was tragically killed on the set of the film Rust. A prop weapon, fired by actor Alec Baldwin, fatally struck Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza.
Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. Brandon Lee suffered a similar fate when a prop weapon fired a bullet fragment directly at the actor on the set of 1994’s The Crow, thus ending his life. Many have taken to social media to speak in favor of stricter safety policies for film sets.
Hutchins was voted a Rising Star of 2019 by The American Society of Cinematographers. Her filmography included 2 independent Horror features: 2019’s Darlin’ and 2021’s The Mad Hatter. For a glimpse at her unique work, check out the trailer for The Mad Hatter: