Noem My Skollie/ Call Me Thief, is about young man, “AB” who gets arrested for a petty crime and 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 the gang boss. On their release from jail ‘AB’ finds romance and begins 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. The film is set near Cape Town, South Africa in the 1960’s and is based on the life-story of John W. Fredericks who wrote the screenplay.
Daryne grew up in Bridgetown on the Cape Flats near to where Noem My Skollie is situated. He graduated from AFDA in 2008. He has made several short films but this is his first Feature Film.