A Field Guide to Being a 12-Year-Old

A Field Guide to Being a 12-Year-Old

Tilda Cobham-Hervey

Feature Film
Film education

Singing loudly, laughing wildly, dancing crazily and crying quietly, twelve 12-year-old girls declare the stage a place of self-presentation: »Today, we’re studying the fascinating creature, otherwise known as the 12-year-old girl.« In a dynamic mix of film and play, the young girls describe what it’s like to be a teenager, what makes them and their peers different, who they want to be and how they want to change the world.

Awards for ›A Field Guide to Being a 12-Year-Old‹
Crystal Bear, Best Short Film (Kplus) – Berlinale 2018 | Best Film – Kiki Kids Festival 2018 | Best Kids Film – Cinema in Sneakers 2018 | Best Short Documentary – Frontdocs 2018 | Best Live Action TV – Chicago International
Children’s Festival 2018

Director / Script

Tilda Cobham-Hervey

Cinematography / Editing

Bryan Mason


Harry Covill


Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Audrey Mason-Hyde, Lila O’Donnell, u. a.


Katrina Lucas


Closer Productions, Katrina Lucas

Age Recommendation

suitable for age 12 and above

Tilda Cobham-Hervey

As an actress, Tilda’s first role as Billie in 52 Tuesdays premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. In 2016, she had her television debut in the mini-series Barracuda and The Kettering Incident. She also appears in the ABC web series F**king Adelaide and the thriller Hotel Mumbai since 2017.