Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer for the film “Rust,” will be laid to rest this weekend.


Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer for the film “Rust,” will be laid to rest this weekend.

Haylna Hutchins’ family is preparing to bury the beloved cinematographer, who was mistakenly shot and died while filming Rust in New Mexico, a month ago. A private service with only Hutchin’s close family and friends is being held to say their goodbyes. The ceremony’s location is unclear. Her ashes will be interred after the ceremony. “Halyna was the love of my life, and our loss of her has crushed our family’s dreams,” Matthew Hutchins, the late director of photography’s widow, said in a statement to Deadline on Friday, Nov. 19. Matthew also sent the outlet a photo of the memorial headstone.

“We feel the oppressive stillness of her being forever gone in our home,” Matthew continued on behalf of himself and their 9-year-old son, Andros. “As we tell her tale, our admiration for her grows, and we hope that her work will inspire filmmakers and storytellers all over the world. We appreciate all of our wonderful supporters who have been so caring during this difficult time.” Alec Balwin, the actor who shot and killed Hucthins using a gun that was assumed to be a prop but turned out to be empty, is fully collaborating with the Sante Fe authorities. There have been no arrests. While the investigation is ongoing, members of the film’s team have spoken out about the allegedly hazardous working environment.

During an examination with authorities, David Halls, the first assistant director on Rust, revealed that he did not thoroughly verify the 1880s-era gun before designating it a “cold gun.” After that, he handed the gun to Baldwin for the deadly “fast draw” practice.

A camera assistant who resigned the day before the deadly accident spoke with Good Morning America about the several complaints he submitted prior to his departure. On the day he departed, he sent a thorough email outlining the safety concerns he claims he had while filming.

Lane Luper told Yahoo News, “What I said in my resignation letter was: loose COVID procedures, the housing situation — driving to and from Albuquerque — and specifically gun safety, a lack of rehearsals, a lack of prepping the crew for what we were doing that day.” He claims that there were just a few safety meetings, recalling only one or two before quitting.

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