3 Aug 2013

School girl film-maker makes international splash

5:22 pm on 3 August 2013

The work of a young New Zealand film-maker has been selected as a finalist at the Japanese Wildlife Film Festival.

Wellington school girl, Natasha Bishop, 17, is the youngest film-maker to ever to be nominated for the awards and will travel to Japan next week to attend them.

Her film, Aboraceous, will compete against films made by the likes of the BBC.

"Of course I'm very nervous, but it's a really good opportunity and experience as well. I'm putting together a Powerpoint to present and it's just about my background and how I made the film," she said.

The film is entirely written, directed and animated by Miss Bishop, and features music that she wrote and performed herself.