Mortensen was a member of Local 600 for 13 years. In that capacity, he served on the National Executive Board of the International Cinematographer’s Guild since 2013 and as a co-chair of the Active Engagement Committee since 2017. His most recent work was on the upcoming feature “Your Place or Mine,” a romantic comedy with Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher.
“Our local is reeling from the loss of our friend and colleague Gunnar Mortensen who was a dedicated elected leader, a skilled craftsperson and a loving husband and father,” said Rebecca Rhine, national executive director of the Icg. “Our sadness pales in comparison to the loss suffered by his beloved wife and adored son. Gunnar was happiest when sharing stories and pictures of his family.