Alec Baldwin recently made headlines when the accidental discharge of a misfired prop gun led to a tragic fatality on set – we look at the staff behind this event.
Meet Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer on set during the incident who was reportedly in charge of overseeing the gun props.
Where was Hannah Gutierrez-Reed on the Rust set?
On the set of an upcoming New Mexico film named Rust, Alec Baldwin used a prop gun which tragically misfired.
LA Times has since reported that camera crew workers had walked off the set to protest working conditions only hours before.
Witnesses report that Baldwin’s stunt double had accidentally fired two rounds prior to the fatal event, after being told by the director that the weapon did not contain any ammunition.
The crew members who gave Alec Baldwin the prop gun have now been identified as Hannah Gutierrez-Reed and Dave Halls.
Hannah Gutierrez-Reed was listed on the set’s call sheet as the armorer during filming, making her the person in charge of overseeing the gun props.
Despite necessary safety requirements, the armorer set three prop guns on a cart outside the filming location.
Assistant director Dave Halls was reportedly unaware that the prop contained live ammunition and indicated it was unloaded by referring to it as ‘cold’.
A search warrant revealed that Halls took the revolver from the cart and brought it inside to Baldwin, mistakenly believing it was unloaded.
LA Times report that Gutierrez-Reed could not be reached for comment.
According to Apple News, after the fatal shot was fired the affidavit states that the armourer was given the prop gun and then removed the spent casing (cartridges that have been fired) from the weapon before giving it to the police.
Meet the armorer on social media
Hannah Gutierrez-Reed is active on various social media platforms with a creative lifestyle outside of work.
Over on her privatised Instagram account used for work purposes, @no_son_of_a_gun has a bio listing three characteristics:
“Female Armorer on feature films. Thell Reed’s daughter. Firearm training”
The user also has a privatised personal account on the same platform, @hannah.twerks.to_blastbeats, whereby she describes herself as an internationally published model, filmmaker and college graduate.
On Twitter as @CorpseCosmic, Hannah also states that she is a published alternative model, located in Flagstaff, Arizona.
@cosmiccorpsehannah has a TikTok profile with over 2,600 followers, sharing more of her personal life aside from work which includes dressing up, tattoo art, her modelling photographs and more.
Family life explored
The female armorer is currently 24-years-old and the daughter of 78-year-old Thell Reed.
Thell Reed is an exhibition shooter specializing in fast draw, and a consultant to the movie industry as a veteran armorer, stuntman and extra.
Gutierrez-Reed had recently completed her first film as the head armourer for the movie The Old Way.
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