Noem My Skollie

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Noem My Skollie (2016)


When young Abraham gets arrested for a petty crime, he raises his status in prison by captivating the hardened gangsters with his knack for telling stories. He becomes the “prison cinema” whilst his childhood friend becomes the concubine of a gang boss. On their release from jail AB finds romance with his childhood sweetheart and starts a new path in life as a writer but his friends rope him into a murder for which they all face the hang-man’s noose. Set in Cape Town, South Africa in the 1960s. The film is based on the life story of the scriptwriter Mr. John W. Fredericks.


Lead Cast: Dann-Jaques Mouton, Gantane Kusch, Austin Rose, Peter Butler, Hemelbesem, Oscar Peterson, Tarryn Wyngaard.

Producers: David Max Brown & Moshidi Motshegwa

Writer: John W. Fredericks

Director: Daryne Joshua

DOP: Zenn van Zyl

Production Design: Warren Grey

Costume Design: Emma Moss

Make Up Design: Gale Shepherd

Editor: Simon Beesley

Composer: Kyle Shepherd

Production Services: Stage 5 Films


South Africa’s official entry to the 2017 Academy Awards.