Halyna Hutchins Biography

Halyna Hutchins was a Los Angeles-based professional cinematographer who enjoyed playing with lighting and telling impressionistic stories. Darlin (2019), Archenemy (2020), and Blindfire are among her most well-known projects (2020). Hutchins has previously worked in Europe as a journalist for British documentary films. When she died, she was working on the set of Alec Baldwin’s upcoming film Rust.

Early life

Halyna Hutchins was born in Ukraine in 1979 and has not shared any information regarding her parents or any other details with the public as she does not like that. Hutchins was born and raised in the Arctic Circle on a Soviet military outpost. She studied international journalism at Kyiv National University and finished with a bachelor’s degree.

Halyna Hutchins Career

In her first career, she worked as an investigative journalist for British documentary productions in Eastern Europe. Inspired by cinematographers such as Christopher Doyle and Sergey Urusevskiy, she decided to focus on filmmaking and moved to Los Angeles, working first in various production-assistant jobs and as a grip-electric, while also shooting short films. On the recommendation of Emmy-winning cinematographer Robert Primes, she entered the American Film Institute Conservatory, the institute’s filmmaking MFA program, in 2013 and graduated two years later.

Her thesis project Hidden, in collaboration with classmate Farzad Ostovarzadeh, was screened at Camerimage, the European festival dedicated to cinematography. In 2018, she was one of eight female cinematographers selected for the inaugural 21st Century Fox DP Lab, and a year later she was selected as one of American Cinematographer magazine’s Rising Stars. She shot the indie superhero mystery movie Archenemy with Mortimer, which will be published in 2020 by SpectreVision and Voltage. The film, which stars Joe Manganiello, premiered at Beyond Fest 2020 and was in official competition at the Sitges International Film Festival, where it received the best film nomination.

Halyna Hutchins Biography

Real Name Halyna Hutchins
Birth Date 1979
Died Date 21 October 2021
Aged 42 Years
Birth Place Kyiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Ukrainian, American
Profession Cinematographer
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Not Known

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimeters – 168 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 50 kg  –  in Pounds –  110 lbs
Shoe Size 6 (U.S.)
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Slim

Family

Father
Mother
Sister
Brother

Qualification/Education

School
College American Film Institute Conservatory,

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Husband Matthew Hutchins
Children Andros Hutchins

Personal life

Halyna Hutchins has not shared anything regarding her personal life with the public and so no information is available about the same to date.

Death

Halyna Hutchins was killed in an incident involving a prop gun on the set of “Rust” on 21st October 2022. During the shooting of the movie “Rust,” Alec Baldwin cocked and fired a gun which meant to be loaded with blanks. Halyna was airlifted off the set of Rust, which began filming this month at Bonanza Creek Ranch. The gunshot also injured the film director, Joel Souza, and was receiving emergency care at a hospital in Santa Fe.

The International Cinematographers Guild confirmed the death of Halyna, stating that she died from the injuries sustained on the set. Although no charges have been filed against actor Alec Baldwin, the investigation is still ongoing. She was one of the rising stars in the cinematography field and will always be remembered for her amazing work.

Halyna Hutchins Net Worth

Halyna Hutchins’s net worth is estimated to be $500K and her source of income was from her cinematography career.

Trivia

  • By profession, she was a Ukrainian-born cinematographer.
  • From 2013 to 2015, she studied at the American Film Institute Conservatory, where Stephen Lighthill was a mentor.

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