Hundreds of people showed up in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Saturday to pay their respects to the cinematographer who was killed in the incident with a gun on the set of “Rust.”
About 200 people – mostly in the film industry – were on hand to mourn the loss of Halyna Hutchins, who was shot after Alec baldwin unintentionally fired an actual bullet from a propeller pistol.
A number of those in attendance were from the Local 600 International Cinematographers Guild.
The candlelight vigil took place in Albuquerque Civil Square, where dark music from violins filled the air, followed by a moment of silence in honor of the 42-year-old cinematographer.
Hutchins, 42, was commemorated by the Local 600 International Cinematographers Guild in a candlelight ceremony at Albuquerque Civil Plaza.
Now was not just the time to honor Hutchins… some mourners have voiced fears of similar accidents on their films. “His death should not have happened. The Union sets should be safe sets” … this according to Liz pecos, president of the local IATSE, the theater and cinema union.
Some mourners read poetry and spoke of the “artistic spark and generosity” of Cackling.
There will be a similar vigil Sunday night in Burbank, and a large crowd is expected.
the son and husband of Hutchins, Mast, flew to Santa Fe Saturday … and I met a distraught Alec Baldwin.
As we reported, Baldwin was holding what he was told to be a safe propeller pistol – a pistol that apparently had an actual bullet – and when he fired he hit Hutchins and the director, Joel Souza, who was injured.