Rose McMahon is a 16 year old girl in the Bay of Plenty who aims to become the youngest female director in Hollywood.
Rose grew up home-schooled in a rural home in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. She found her love of photography at age 11 when her friend lent her a manual camera. When she asked for it back, Rose was distraught when she realised it had a $5000 price tag. She saved up all her money for a second hand camera she found on TradeMe, but she still didn’t have enough. She called the seller and told him what she was doing. Touched by the story, he sold it to her for all she had.
Once Rose got better at photography, she volunteered to take the pictures at a corporate company’s christmas party. They were amazed at the results. Later on she also volunteered as a photographer at the Little Big Markets in Mount Maunganui, which helped to get her name out as a photographer.
At age 13 she started up her own photography business, Little Miss Rose. She ranges from portraits, to wedding photos, to events. She was very successful, and featured in magazines like D-Photo and NZ Women’s Weekly, as well as wedding magazines and blogs.
Now, at age 16, Rose is aiming to become the youngest female Hollywood director. She created her own production company, Twinkling Bat Films. She has completed her first ever movie, short film Implications of Imagination, which premiered on 5th of January 2017. She is currently working on her second short film, Bleach, and has another short film on the horizon.
With a bright future ahead of her, Rose will continue to believe in herself, and with hard work, she will push to get to the top.