What people are saying
"A beautiful film about a charming, passionate, adventurous woman."
“No Ordinary Sheila tells the story of a talented, fiercely independent woman with a strong zest for life and a lively intelligence. We thoroughly enjoyed the film. The interviews, archival photographs and film, Sheila Natusch’s own sketches and paintings, and contemporary film of mountain, forest and coastal landscapes are full of interest, beauty and warmth.”
Bob and Colleen McClymont
“It's a gorgeous film about an astonishing woman. Just loved it.”
“This is the story of a remarkable woman. With rare archive footage we are taken back in time, capturing the rich texture of Sheila's life and her dedication to nature and the outdoors. The film works on many levels; it communicates, educates and entertains us with Sheila's humour and zest for knowledge, and with the wonders of nature. It not only records the life of a strong-willed, determined and wonderful New Zealander but paints a rich tapestry of her love of people, country and life. It is a fitting tribute to a great lady who gave so much of herself for the benefit of others.”
“A truly beautiful film about an inspiring woman. I just want to hug her. So admire her spirit.”
Hear producer Christine Dann talking about the film to Wallace Chapman on Radio NZ here.