Halyna Hutchins - Updated May 2024

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Halyna Hutchins

Halyna Anatoliivna Hutchins was a famous Ukrainian cinematographer. Halyna Anatoliivna Hutchins has worked in films like Rust, Darlin’, and Archenemy.

Early Life

Halyna Hutchins was born on April 10, 1979, in Horodets, Ukrainian SSR. Additionally, she grew up in Murmansk, Russia, on a Soviet military base in the Arctic. Her parent’s name is still unknown, but her father served in the Soviet Navy. Whereas, she has a sibling named Svetlana Androsovyc.


She was the 1st interested in making movies when she lived at the military base. For her education, she went to the National Agricultural University. Later, he attended Kyiv National University. With a degree in international journalism, she graduated from college.


During the making of the film Rust, she was shot with a prop gun fired by Alec Baldwin on October 21, 2021, at the age of 42. Therefore, film director Joel Souza was seriously injured by the gunshot. Both of them were immediately rushed to the hospital. unfortunately, she was declared dead on arrival.


To focus on filmmaking, taking on roles in production and fashion photography, Halyna Hutchins moved to Los Angeles. In 2006, she was an associate producer for World’s Tallest Man. Thus, it’s a film about Leonid Stadnyk by Wild Pictures; the film premiered on the Discovery Channel.

Moving on, she graduated from UCLA TFT Professional Program in Producing, in 2010. During her journey, she met Bob Primes, a cinematographer, in Los Angeles. By showing her the right path, he encouraged Hutchins to apply to the American Film Institute Conservatory.

Halyna Hutchins

Caption: Halyna Hutchins while making a film. Source: Instagram

In 2013, she was accepted and began studying there for a two-year master’s program. After 2 years, she finally graduated in 2015. As per the sources, Stephen Lighthill mentored her there.

Also, her thesis project, Hidden, was made with director Rayan Farzad. Additionally, it was screened at the LA Shorts Fest, Camerimage International Film Festival, AFI Fest, and the Austin Film Festival.

In the Fox DP Lab program, she was one of the first eight female cinematographers to participate in 2018. Thus, it was established to provide more significant opportunities for women cinematographers.

Finally, she was named one of the “10 up-and-coming directors of photography who are making their mark. It was by an American Cinematographer, in the year 2019.

More about her career

In Adam Egypt Mortimer’s 2020 film Archenemy, she was the director of photography. Mortimer had said that her “tastes and sensibility of what is cinematic were a huge asset for executing our style” and that “her AFI training and her skill with the math of LUT settings gave us the best texture I’ve found yet in shooting digital”.

Besides that, she has worked on the films Darlin’ (2019), Blindfire (2020), and The Mad Hatter (2021). According to Hollywood.com, she was credited for her cinematographic work on Darlin’. Therefore, the film was highlighted after its feature at the March 2019 South by Southwest Film Festival, in the Narrative Feature Competition.

Halyna Hutchins – Net Worth 2023

In the short period of Halyna Hutchins’s career, she has established a very successful one. Therefore, she was involved in both films and short films. Therefore, she has an estimated net worth of $1 million as per the sources. Undoubtedly, she has experienced a healthy and luxurious lifestyle.

Personal Life

In around 2005, Halyna Hutchins met her husband Matthew Hutchins at Kyiv National University. After dating for a long time they married in January. Later, the couple welcomed their first child Andros.

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Caption: Halyna Hutchins with her family. Source: Goss. ie

Halyna Hutchins – Body Measurements

Halyna Hutchins was very pretty and beautiful. She had a good height of 5 feet 6 inches (170 cm/ 1.70 m). Similarly, she has maintained her weight and weighed about 55 kg (121 lbs). The celebrity had brown eye color and blonde hair color.

Social Media

Halyna Hutchins was active on her Instagram account named @HalynaHutchins with 59.3k followers. Similarly, she had her Twitter account named @HalynaHutchins, with 3300 followers.