Thursday, February 14, 2013

RIP Darren Rydstrom

Darren Rydstom, 46, died early Sunday morning February 10, 2013 when the helicopter he was working from crashed in the pre-dawn hours in a rugged canyon in Acton, California. Rydstrom, a native of Rapid City South, Dakota, was killed along with the pilot and a former U.S. Army Special Forces member who were in the helicopter. They were filming a reality TV show for the Discovery Channel. Rydstrom's career as a director of photography would take him around the world had its beginning in a childhood love of cameras. Friends and family remember him as usually having a camera in his hands. His only Euro-western was as an assistant cameraman on “From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter” (1999).


  1. A great guy, dear friend and somebody who will be dearly missed here on earth.

  2. i bartended for darrens lobster parties and never met a nicer guy.