Who is Halyna Hutchins' husband Matt Hutchins? Lawyer mourns wife in moving tweet

On Saturday, October 24, Halyna Hutchins' husband and son were seen arriving at the area where the accident took place


                            Who is Halyna Hutchins' husband Matt Hutchins? Lawyer mourns wife in moving tweet
Matt Hutchins is a corporate lawyer in Latham & Watkins' Los Angeles office (Matt Hutchins/Twitter and Halyna Hutchins/Instagram)

Halyna Hutchins, a Ukrainian woman who worked as a Director of Photography in Hollywood films, was identified as the woman shot and killed by actor Alec Baldwin with a prop gun in New Mexico. Halyna Hutchins, who called herself a "restless dreamer", died when a prop gun discharged. She was the director of photography for Baldwin’s film 'Rust'. According to reports, the prop gun misfired while Baldwin was holding it on the New Mexico movie set. An “independent feature”, 'Rust' is being shot near Santa Fe. Baldwin, when questioned by authorities, was seen in tears. 

On Saturday, October 24, Halyna Hutchins' husband and son were seen arriving at the area where the accident took place on the set. Matt Hutchins and his son were seen at a hotel in Santa Fe, near the location where Halyna had been filming a new movie with Alec Baldwin.

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According to her website, Halyna was "a Los Angeles based union cinematographer who graduated from the AFI conservatory in 2015 and has since established a track record of successful narrative features. Halyna was selected as one of the American Cinematographers’ Rising Stars of 2019 as well as a cinematographer for the 21st Century Fox DP Lab in 2018. Her work on Adam Egypt Mortimer’s art-house superhero action film Archenemy, starring Joe Manganiello, premiered at Beyond Fest 2020 and was in official competition at the Sitges International Film Festival, receiving a nomination for Best Motion Picture."

In a recent post on Twitter, Alec Baldwin said that he is offering his support to Halyna's family. "I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna," he wrote.



 

Who is Halyna Hutchins' husband?

Matt Hutchins is a corporate lawyer in Latham & Watkins' Los Angeles office. He joined Latham as an associate this year. He was previously an in-house lawyer at an entertainment company and practiced at Kirkland & Ellis and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. "An attorney with experience handling mergers and acquisitions transactions, securities offerings, cross-border investments, spin-offs, restructuring transactions and corporate governance matters for public and private companies and private equity funds," his LinkedIn profile states. 

Matt Hutchins took to Twitter to express his grief after the death of his wife. "Halyna inspired us all with her passion and vision, and her legacy is too meaningful to encapsulate in words. Our loss is enormous, and we ask that the media please respect my family’s privacy as we process our grief. We thank everyone for sharing images and stories of her life," he wrote on the microblogging platform. In another tweet, Hutchins thanked Halyna's friends and mentors at AFI "for establishing a scholarship to honor her memory and support aspiring female cinematographers." He urged people who wish to honor her memory "please direct your giving to this fund."

Image: Halyna Hutchins/Instagram