It was supposed to be their big break. Now two 24-year-olds are at the center of the ‘Rust’ shooting investigation

It was supposed to be their big break. Now two 24-year-olds are at the center of the ‘Rust’ shooting investigation

From the Los Angeles Times

When Hannah Gutierrez Reed landed a job working on the Alec Baldwin western “Rust,” she couldn’t believe her luck.

“How f— up is it that life’s been so good lately I can’t help but feel like I’m about to fall from grace?” she posted on Facebook on Sept. 29, two days after being offered a dual position as the film’s armorer and key prop assistant.

She had cause to celebrate her good fortune. It was unusual for a 24-year-old who had only been in charge of guns on one prior feature film to get a head armorer position — let alone additional prop responsibility. She would work in New Mexico alongside Sarah Zachry, also 24, who had been hired as the movie’s property master.