Sheila Natusch was no ordinary
writer, illustrator, historian, naturalist, sailor, cyclist, mountain woman
She was also a strong character, with a warm and witty personality, who made 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.
Hugh Macdonald's feature documentary No Ordinary Sheila was first released in the New Zealand International Film Festival 2017 and was one of the most popular films in the Festival. It went on to cinema release from October 2018 to enthusiastic reviews and large audiences throughout New Zealand.
Go to the No Ordinary Sheila website for information on
“It's a gorgeous film about an astonishing woman. Just loved it!" Beck Eleven
See the Andrew London Trio in the recording