triggered a launch accident Actor Alec Baldwin Shooting Director of Photography Helena Hutchins, during a rehearsal for a movie scene in the western United States, asked questions about who is responsible for the use of weapons on filming sites and the measures to be taken to ensure the safety of the crew.
In the movie “Rust”, which witnessed the tragic incident in the US state of New Mexico, Hana Gutierrez Reid, who is in her twenties, was responsible for inspecting firearms, and she joined the team recently in her first experience.
Informed sources also revealed shocking information about the daughter of a prominent Hollywood gunsmith, Thiel Reed, confirming that she gave a pistol to an 11-year-old actress without properly checking her safety.
The New York Post quoted one of the sources as saying, “Reed was reloading the gun on the ground, where there was gravel and other things, and we didn’t see her check that, and we didn’t know if there was something in the barrel or not.”
The late director of photography, Helena Hutchins
Neglected and inexperienced
He added that she was negligent about guns, as she waved them every now and then. He continued, “I have taken up arms several times in an unsafe manner.”
A source in the film’s production also described Reid as “inexperienced”, adding that two other accidents occurred due to the accidental behavior of crew members.
Two other Rust production sources questioned whether assistant director Dave Holz had taken the correct procedure before the tragic accident.
When the film is right
Another confirmed that it was the assistant director’s job to test each pistol, ensuring that it was unloaded with live ammunition and loaded with blanks.
It is reported that some cast members who walked off the set due to what they claimed were poor safety protocols, previously confirmed that the serrated gun contained a live shot, when it went out and killed director of photography Halina Hutchins, 42, and wounded director Joel Souza, 48.
A knowledgeable crew member said there was a “serious lack of safety in this work”.
blood stained clothes
In addition, US court records showed that the pistol with which famous actor Alec Baldwin fired bullets during filming, which resulted in the death of Director of Photography, was handed to him by a director and told him he was safe.
Records said assistant director, Dave Holz, was unaware that the fake pistol contained live ammunition.
While one of the crew members said in press statements, that the late woman was calling for providing safer working conditions for her team.
Alec Baldwin with blood on his clothes in Rust
Police records indicate that Baldwin’s bloodstained clothes were seized as evidence with the gun.
Ammunition and other weapons were also seized from the filming location by the police.
Hutchins was fatally shot in the chest last Thursday on the set of the movie Rust.
The 48-year-old director, Souza, who was standing behind her, was also injured, but received emergency treatment for a shoulder injury, and was later discharged from the hospital.