Noem My Skollie /Call Me Thief soundtrack out

Maxi-D Productions are proud to announce the digital release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of their film, Noem My Skollie /Call Me Thief.

The original soundtrack composed by the internationally-renowned South African pianist and composer, Kyle Shepherd, is now available for purchase, worldwide, on all major digital retail platforms via Gallo Record Company.

Produced by David Max Brown and Moshidi Motshegwa (Maxi-D Productions) in association with M-Net, kykNET the NFVF and the DTI and distributed by Ster Kinekor Entertainment, Noem My Skollie / Call me Thief, a moving crime drama set in Cape Town in the late 60’s was written by John W. Fredericks and directed by Daryne Joshua. The film is South Africa’s official entry to the 2017 Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) in the category for Best Foreign Language Film. A box office hit in South Africa since it was released to critical acclaim in September 2016, it can still be viewed at Ster Kinekor and Nu Metro theatres.

“Kyle Shepherd has composed a world-class orchestral film score for Noem My Skollie / Call Me Thief which quite magnificently portrays and enhances the highly emotionally charged moments that permeate the film. I’m sure that the music will linger in everyone’s minds and that this soundtrack will be enjoyed for a very long time.” said film producer, David Max Brown.

Film director Daryne Joshua was equally thrilled about Shepherd’s contribution to the film’s success. “With his score of Noem My Skollie / Call Me Thief, Kyle Shepherd has forged the emotional spine on which the rest of the film’s emotional journey rests on. Sparse and delicate; haunting and melancholic – this aural journey permeates the inner life of a complex character. But it is never without hope – and in the end rewards us with a deep sense of cathartic resolution. If you don’t finish it with a lump in your throat, you don’t have a heart.”

For ease of reference, below please find direct links to selected online digital retail stores from which the soundtrack can be purchased:

– iTunes:

– Deezer:

– KK Box:

– 7Digital:



Original Score and Orchestration: KYLE SHEPHERD


Orchestra: The ONYX NOIR String Ensemble

Conductor: Brandon Phillips

Orchestra Administration: Madré Loubser

First Violin: Lucia Scott, Jesse Groenewald & Anneri Senekal

Second Violin: Elina Koytcheva, Kaylin Levendal & Matthew Stead

Viola: Jan-Hendrik Harley & Yechan Park

Cello: Dane Coetzee & Colette Brand

Double Bass: Donat Pellei & Johannes Visser

Piano: Kyle Shepherd

Electric Bass: Shane Cooper

Guitar: Reza Khota


Producer: Shane Cooper

Recorded at: Stellenbosch University Studios

Scoring Stage: Endler Hall

Recording Technicians: Gerhard Roux & Tim Ter Huurne

Recording Assistants: Aret Lambrechts, Ben Ludik & Dawid de Villiers

Facilities Manager: Nicky Fransman

Recording Studio Executive Producer: Winfried Lüdemann

Production Manager: Lerienne Roux

Mixed at: Stellenbosch University Studios

Mixing Engineer: Gerhard Roux

Piano Technician: Paul Tizzard


1. AB’s Theme (Part 1) – 03:32

2. Opening Theme – 01:54

3. The Young Ones (Brotherhood Theme) – 00:30

4. Knife Fight Outside Nightclub – 01:53

5. Second Story In Prison – 03:23

6. AB and Gimba’s First Sentencing – 01:52

7. AB and Jenny’s Theme – 01:22

8. AB and Mamma Bible Reading – 02:38

9. The Young Ones (AB’s Tattoo) – 01:09

10. Taxi Driver Murder – 02:50

11. Hippie se Yard – 00:53

12. AB is Innocent – 03:36

13. AB’s Theme (Part 2) – 05:28

14. Third Story In Prison – 05:03

15. The Young Ones (Forming Gang Theme) – 00:40

16. Ballie – 02:26

17. AB’s Theme (Part 3) – 01:31

Total Duration 40:32

Kyle Shepherd, arguably one of South Africa’s leading progressive pianists and composers of his generation, has gained international recognition for his distinctive compositional style and performances.

Apart from the Noem My Skollie / Call Me Thief (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Shepherd has previously released five critically-acclaimed albums, namely, Dream State, Into Darkness, South African History !X, A Portrait of Home and fineART.

The award-winning virtuoso pianist, who performs worldwide with his trio and as a solo pianist, is the recipient of both the coveted UNISA National Piano Competition Award [2015] and the Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year Award [2014] in the Jazz Category.

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