05/08/2011 06:25 BST | Updated 05/10/2011 06:12 BST

Hitchcock's Lost Early Work Unearthed In New Zealand

Footage from Alfred Hitchcock's 1923 film The White Shadow, the first film that the director ever worked on, has been uncovered in a film archive in New Zealand. Hitchcock was 24 when he was the writer and assistant director on the film.

The three reels were left to the New Zealand Film Archive in 1989 by the family of a projectionist and film collector. However, where the remaining three reels are is still a mystery.