Halyna Hutchins Biography – Halyna Hutchins Wiki
Halyna Hutchins was a Ukrainian cinematographer and investigative journalist. She was best known for her cinematography work in the 2020 superhero-action film, “Archenemy,” starring Joe Manganiello; “Blindfire,” written and directed by Mike Nell starring Brian Geraghty and Sharon Leal; and the horror feature, “Darlin’,'” which was directed by Pollyanna McIntosh and debuted at the SXSW Film Festival in 2019.
Originally from Ukraine, Halyna grew up on a Soviet military base in the Arctic Circle surrounded by reindeer and nuclear submarines, according to her official website. She graduated with a degree in International Journalism from Kyiv National University in Ukraine and previously worked as an investigative journalist with British documentary productions in Europe.
The Los Angeles-based union cinematographer transitioned into the film industry, graduating from the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles in 2015. She was selected as one of American Cinematographer’s Rising Stars of 2019 as well as a cinematographer for the 21st Century Fox DP Lab in 2018.
She is known for her work on Archenemy (2020), Darlin’ (2019), and Blindfire (2020), according to her IMDb page. Her work on Adam Egypt Mortimer’s art house superhero action film Archenemy, starring Joe Manganiello, premiered at Beyond Fest 2020 and was in official competition at the Sitges International Film Festival, receiving a nomination for Best Motion Picture.
Her other work includes Blindfire, a racially charged cop drama written and directed by Mike Nell starring Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker, TNT’s The Alienist) and Sharon Leal (Supergirl, Instinct), winner of Best Crime Drama at the Houston International Film Festival, 2020. Darlin’, a horror feature lensed by Hutchins and directed by Pollyanna McIntosh (The Walking Dead), premiered at the SXSW film festival 2019 with limited theatrical release in the US while playing internationally at the Edinburgh Film Festival, Fantasia, London FrightFest, BiFan, Sitges, Galway Film Fleadh (Best International Film nomination), Fangoria Chainsaw Awards (Best First Feature nomination).
Halyna Hutchins Age
She was born in 1979, in Horodets, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union. She died on 21 October 2021, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was 42 years old.
Halyna Hutchins Husband
Was Halyna Hutchins married? She was married to Matthew Hutchins. Hutchins and her husband, Matthew Hutchins, were married for 16 years.
Halyna Hutchins Children – Halyna Hutchins Son Age
She and her husband Matthew Hutchins share a son. Halyna Hutchins’ son is 9 years of age.
Halyna Hutchins Family
The cinematographer is survived by her husband, Matthew Hutchins, and their 9-year-old son.
Halyna Hutchins Death
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins tragically died on October 21, 2021, at age 42 after actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm that killed her on the set of “Rust.” She was the director of photography for “Rust,” which was filming in New Mexico. She was airlifted to the University of New Mexico Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.
Actor Alec Baldwin expressed shock and sadness over the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of “Rust” in New Mexico. He tweeted: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred. I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) said in a statement on its official website: “We are heartbroken and devastated to learn that one of our members, sister Halyna Hutchins, died yesterday from injuries sustained on set while working as the Director of Photography on Rust in New Mexico. Our entire alliance mourns this unspeakable loss with Halyna’s family, friends, and the Rust crew.”
The husband of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins said he had no words following his wife’s death. Matthew Hutchins told Insider: “I don’t think there are words to communicate the situation. I am not going to be able to comment about the facts or the process of what we’re going through right now, but I appreciate that everyone has been very sympathetic. I think that we will need a little bit of time before we can really encapsulate her life in a way that is easy to communicate.”
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins’ husband Matthew Hutchins told The Post actor Alec Baldwin is being “very supportive” in the wake of the tragic incident. “I have spoken with Alec Baldwin and he’s been very supportive,” Hutchins’ husband, Matthew told The Post.
“There are so many unanswered questions,” Hutchins’ mother-in-law, Teresa Hutchins, told The Post. “She was a very lovely young woman. And I knew when I first met her that she would wind up being my daughter-in-law.”
Halyna Hutchins Cause of Death
Her official cause of death won’t be released until the autopsy is complete. Her body is with medical examiners at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine pending an autopsy, a spokesperson told The Post.
Halyna Hutchins Net Worth
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
Halyna Hutchins Instagram
Halyna Hutchins’ Instagram handle is @halynahutchins.