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.”
Original Score and Orchestration:
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
ORCHESTRA RECORDING SESSION:
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  and the Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year Award  in the Jazz Category.