A candlelight vigil in honor of Halyna Hutchins was held in New Mexico Saturday night. The 42-year-old cinematographer was fatally shot by actor Alec Baldwin on the "Rust" film set. pic.twitter.com/3bTxFJDUWk
Hundreds of citizens have gathered near the Albuquerque Civic Plaza and lit candles. The industry workers have also attended the event and shared their feelings on the incident which took the life of the 42-year-old woman.
Mourners gathered to remember âthe most wonderfulâ Hutchins at a vigil at the Albuquerque Civic Plaza on Oct. 23, 2021. pic.twitter.com/SnPwA4kNPi
Candlelight vigil held in Albuquerque New Mexico for cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, tragically killed on the Alec Baldwin movie set. Another vigil is planned for tonight at 6 pm at IATSE Local 80 Headquarters, 2520 West Olive Avenue, Burbank California. pic.twitter.com/UIdJfi9KPs
«She was so dynamic and when something like this happens, it's devastating to all of us,» film worker Sandie Kay said in an interview with Reuters.
The National Cinematographers Guild president John Lindley highlighted that Hutchins was bound to have a brilliant future in the industry.
«It was so clear that she had a bright present and she had a big effect on all the people she has worked with,» he said.
Halyna Hutchins vigil held after she's shot dead by Alec Baldwin as mourners 'honor' cinematographer:Mourners at a vigil held for Halyna Hutchins in New Mexico vowed to get justice for the "brilliant" cinematographer after she was tragically shot dead on set by Alec Baldwin. The pic.twitter.com/2aGuphUlfA
A group in the crowd was holding a demonstration appealing to improve safety standards and working conditions on the set. Others highlighted that the incident happened because the staff was working long hours.
«I think that it's definitely a stark reminder for gun safety on set, and I am with the idea of banning real guns from the set if that is possible,» film worker Cheryl Lowe told Reuters.
The incident occurred on Thursday while the group was filming a scene for the movie called «Rust» starring Alec Baldwin, Jensen Ackles, and Travis Fimmel.
Baldwin made a shot from a prop gun that had live rounds, killing Hutchins and injuring the film’s director Joel Souza who was standing behind the woman.
According to court records, Baldwin who fully cooperates with the police was told that the gun was unloaded. He states that assistant director Dave Halls was unaware of the live round and shouted «cold gun!» shortly before the tragedy.
“Rust” is a story of an outlaw trying to save his 13-year-old grandson after the latter was sentenced to capital punishment for an accidental murder.