Assistant Director Dave Holmes on the film set of “Rust” was the subject of complaints Two people who worked closely with Hall told CNN on safety on set and their behavior during two productions in 2019.
Complaints include violations of safety protocols for the use of weapons and the art of pyrotechnics, frequent blocking of fire lanes and exits, and instances of inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.
In a statement to CNN, IATSE Local 44 prop maker and licensed pyrotechnician Maggie Gaul said that while working on Hulu’s “Into the Dark” anthology series in February and May 2019, Hall neglected to hold security meetings. Of. NS. and consistently failed to declare. The presence of a firearm on set for the crew, as is protocol.
“The only reason the crew was made aware of the weapon’s presence was because the Assistant Prop Master demanded Dave acknowledge and declare the situation each day,” Gol’s statement said.
She said the prop master would “announce every day when a gun would be needed on camera, the nature of that weapon—whether it was a rubber/plastic replica, a non-firing option, or a “cool” functional, but unloaded option.” ”, allowing anyone to bring the said weapon on set and inspect it before presenting it to Pratibha. (…) The prop master often told Dave to dismiss the genius without including any props, weapons, or safety announcements.
Gall’s statement also describes an instance where a licensed pyrotechnic had a medical emergency on set and Hall told him to continue shooting. Gol said, “I told them that they are free to do whatever they want, but until the doctors, fire safety officers and all my teammates are back on the sets safely, there will be no fire or spark etc. ” description.
A crew member, who had also worked in productions but requested anonymity for fear of reprisal, confirmed Gol’s accounts, saying that when Hall held security meetings, they were few and far between. . . He was dismissive, saying that the guns used would be identical. Production always uses, and it questions why they would have to have meetings in the first place.
The crew member also stated that Hall complained of having a gun “cleared” (supervised by a licensed professional on set, such as a armor) for a scene where an actress pointed a gun to her head. The target was set. Was placed. and will pull the trigger.
Gal and other crew members told CNN about another instance where Hall insisted on continuing filming during a storm at a location where electric lights were touching mud, wires were exposed to rain, and The crew members feared for their safety.
On allegations of sexual misconduct, Gaul said she did not file a complaint, but says that “on my first day on the series, another crew member asked me to “look” for Dave, adding that he The crew was very familiar with the physical, despite numerous fights and complaints about unwanted and unnecessary touches. Nothing extreme, but crew members of all genders and temperaments touched their backs, waists, shoulders, etc. to do. was uncomfortable.
Gaul said that at the time he had called a production safety line and complained internally to the executive producers of Blumhouse Productions. He also said that he informed the Directors Guild of America (DGA) about vulnerable individuals. “To my knowledge nothing has been done after my complaints,” reads her statement.
Hall did not respond to CNN’s request for comment Saturday night regarding Gall’s allegations against him.