Halyna Hutchins was a Ukrainian cinematographer. She earned her bachelor’s degree in international journalism from Kyiv National University in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Born in Ukraine, Hutchins grew up on a Soviet military base in the Arctic Circle surrounded by reindeer and nuclear submarines. She later moved to the United States and lived in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Aside from Los Angeles, Hutchins lived in other parts of California including Venice and Santa Monica. She also lived in New York City, New York, USA and in different parts of Massachusetts including Cambridge and Somerville.
Hutchins has a son. Here are 13 more things about her:
- In 2005, she and Matthew Hutchins got married. She was four years older than him. In 2012, she gave birth to their son Andros Hutchins.
- She was the cinematographer of the short films “Creedy and the Bee,” “Finger Food” and “Down the Rabbit Hole,” which were released in 2012, 2013 and 2014, respectively.
- In 2015, she graduated from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. She was the cinematographer of the short films “Coco Noir,” “The Secret of Joy” and “Hidden,” which were all released that year. She starred in “Coco Noir,” which he wrote and directed. In the same year, she was also a cinematographer of the television mini-series “Diane, Jerry and Friends.”
- She was the cinematographer of the short film “The Providers” and the director of photography of the full-length film “Snowbound,” which were both released in 2017.
- She was the cinematographer of the 2018 short films “GAIA,” “Mujje,” Labor,” “Little King” and “(re)UNITE.”
- Between 2018 and 2021, she was the cinematographer of six episodes of the TV mini-series “A Luv Tale: The Series.”
- She was the cinematographer of she short films “Kings Boulevard,” “Treacle” and “Forgive Me,” which were all released in 2019. In the same year, she was selected as one of the American Cinematographer magazine’s Rising Stars.
- She was the director of photography of the film “Darlin,” which was released in the U.S. on July 12, 2019. Written and directed by Pollyana McIntosh, the film starred Cooper Andrews, Kristina Artnz and Bryan Batt.
- She director of photography of the film “Blindfire,” which was released in the U.S. on November 20, 2020. Written and directed by Michael Nell, the film starred Brian Geraghty, Sharon Leal and Bethany Joy Lenz. She was also the director of photography of the film “Archenemy,” which was released in the U.S. on December 11, 2020. Written and directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer, the film starred Joe Manganiello, Jessica Allain and Skylan Brooks.
- She was the cinematographer of the full-length film “The Mad Hater,” which was released in the U.S. on January 29, 2021, and the short film “Sunday’s Child,” which was released in Canada on May 27, 2021.
- She was the director of photography of the film “Rust,” which stars Alec Baldwin, Travis Fimmel, Jensen Ackles and Frances Fisher. On October 20, 2020, she took to Instagram to share a video of herself riding a horse near the set of “Rust” in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. On October 21, 2021, she was shot when Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set. The film’s director and writer Joel Souza was also wounded. She was rushed via helicopter to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque where she was pronounced dead.
- She died at the age of 42.
- She was the cinematographer of the short films “Singularity Song,” “Will I See You Again” and “Good Bad Luck,” which were all not released before her death on October 21, 2021.