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.


Watch the trailer


No Ordinary Sheila was first released in the New Zealand International Film Festival 2017, and screened in 13 towns and cities between August 3 and September 24. It was one of the most popular films in the Festival.  It goes on general release in cinemas around New Zealand from Thursday October 19.


Go to the No Ordinary Sheila website for information on


  •         screening dates and places
  •         who (else) is in the film
  •         how the film was made
  •         the music in the film
  •         credits for the film
  •         the No Ordinary Sheila Newsflash mailing list


“It's a gorgeous film about an astonishing woman. Just loved it!" Beck Eleven


Hear the No Ordinary Sheila song and see the Andrew London Trio in the recording session.