Ashley Bloomfield has debuted his acting talents with a cameo appearance in teen Kiwi singer Analise Twemlow's music video for her debut single, 'Made In New Zealand'.
The young singer/songwriter, who has Tourette's Syndrome, is using the profits from her song to raise money for the Tourette's Association NZ, while the lyrics celebrate how Kiwis united to fight the spread of coronavirus.
"When NZ moved out of level 4 lockdown I was thinking about how everyone pulled together for the greater good to rid COVID-19 in our community," Twemlow said in a statement.
"I was really pleased to be born in New Zealand so I wrote a song about it."
The video features the Hagley School of Music student and her friends enjoying a Kiwi summer, with New Zealand's Director-General of Health making an appearance when he stops to take a selfie with Twemlow who is busking on the street in Wellington.
The 16-year-old thanked Bloomfield for taking part in the video in an Instagram post, saying she was "amazed" he replied to her mum's email and took time out of his busy schedule to make his cameo appearance.
"Thank you not only for being in my music video but for saving New Zealand from COVID-19!" she wrote.
The 16-year-old's song was recorded and produced by her musical mentor Tiki Taane, who described her as "super talented" and said how proud he was of her in an Instagram post promoting the track.
Twemlow celebrated the release of her debut single with a tattoo on her arm that reads 'Made In New Zealand,' telling her Instagram followers: "I can't go back now!"