LOS ANGELES — The assistant director on the set of "Rust" where Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins had previously allowed an unsafe working environment on productions, according to a prop maker who worked with him.
Dave Halls "at first he seemed like an older, affable first [assistant director] with the usual run of idiosyncrasies, but that facade soon disappeared," according to prop maker Maggie Goll, who said she was called to work on Hulu's "Into the Dark" anthology series in February 2019.
"He did not maintain a safe working environment," Goll said in a detailed statement to NBC News.
In a statement to NBC News, a spokesperson for Blumhouse Television, which produced "Into the Dark" with Hulu, said they couldn’t comment "on personnel matters" when asked about complaints against Dave Halls.
"There is absolutely no reason that gun safety should be ignored on set, even when it is a non-firing prop firearm," Goll said.