Candlelight Vigils in Memory of Rust Cinematographer Halina Hutchins

Helena Hutchins. photo credit: AFP

Helena Hutchins. photo credit: AFP

Two candlelight events will be held in memory of the late cinematographer, Helena Hutchins. Talent was killed in an accident on the set of Rust in New Mexico on Thursday, October 21.

Local 600 International Cinematographers Guild shared the details of the event via their Facebook page. According to the Post, the first vigil was held on Saturday, October 23 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Albuquerque Civic Plaza in Albuquerque, NM. 30 hrs at IATSE Local 80 HQ in Burbank, CA.

The guild’s statement read, “Let’s all take a moment and gather and mourn together to honor Halina and her achievements. Please bring your own candle, and join us in lighting a candle for Halina ”

According to Variety, the GoFundMe campaign also aims to collect donations to help Hutchins’ family. The campaign has been set up by guilds for union members and others.

Helena Hutchins was a bright talent whose career as a cinematographer was on the rise. When Alec Baldwin accidentally shot himself with a prop shotgun on the set of the film, she was seriously injured. Hutchins is survived by Matthew, her husband and their 9-year-old son. She was born in Ukraine, Hutchins lived in Los Angeles. In addition, she educated herself from the American Film Institute and graduated in 2015. She is best known for her work on Arkanemy, Darlene and Blindfire.

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