Director Joel Souza is out of hospital after accidentally being shot by actor Alec Baldwin (Picture: Getty)
The 48-year-old has since left the hospital while production on the Western movie has been put on hold.
Here’s everything you need to know about the film maker and his career so far.
Who is director Joel Souza?
Joel Souza is a director based in San Francisco who began his career in 2010.
Writer/director Joel first worked with Alec Baldwin in 2019’s Crown Vic (Picture: Jim Spellman/Getty Images)
The filmaker burst onto the scene after her wrote and directed Hannah’s Gold, an adventure movie following two sisters after they discover a treasure map on their father’s ranch.
The 48-year-old lives in the Bay area with his wife and two kids.
What films has Joelz Souza directed?
Alec Baldwin was filming on the set of Joel’s upcoming film, Rust (Picture: Alec Baldwin/Instagram)
After Hanna’s Gold, the director release Ghost Squad in 2015. The film followed a group of small town kids who are dared to spend the night in a haunted house.
Souza then released Break Night in 2017, which followed a safecracker trying to repay a debt before he can leave town.
In 2019 he worked with Alec Baldwin on his feature debut, the R-rated police drama Crown Vic.
The film follows one memorable night in the life of LAPD officer Ray Mandel while hunting two cop killers on the loose.
Baldwin and Souza’s working relationship continued when Baldwin signed on to star in new project, Rust.
Written by Souza, Rust also stars Travis Fimmel, Brady Noon, Frances Fisher and Supernatural star Jensen Ackles.