NOW SHOWING
Genre:
Documentary
Duration:
0 hours 30 minutes
Age restriction:
G
Director:
Hugh McDonald
Actors:
Sheila Natusch
No Ordinary Sheila

Sheila Natusch is no ordinary.

Writer, illustrator, historian, naturalist, sailor, cyclist, mountain woman.

She's a strong character, with a warm and witty personality, who makes light of her many successes and setbacks over a long career of telling New Zealand stories in words and drawings, and getting out in the mountains and on the sea to experience the exhilaration of the 'wild life' to the full.

No Ordinary Sheila tells her life story, from her upbringing on Stewart Island in the 1930s, her studies at Otago University in the 1940s, her teaching and writing career in Wellington thereafter, and her amazing adventures in the wild places of New Zealand.

"Viewers will love this radiant, defiant and unconventional life story which ranges from the southern wilds to the rugged Wellington coastline, where Sheila still lived until very recently, without car, TV, lipstick or alcohol, planning to “get the last bit of fun out of life that there is.”" -nziff.co.nz

"Hugh Macdonald and Christine Dann’s No Ordinary Sheila is a heartwarming documentary about an extremely practical woman who might just inspire you."         -Massive Magazine