Wayne Smith

Benjamin Komoetie SNR

Wayne Smith

Wayne Smith is a South African actor, singer, voice artist, and freelance writer. Born and raised in Pretoria, he holds degrees in Journalism, Drama, and a BA (Honours) in Drama and Film Studies, specialising in Screenwriting and Directing (University of Pretoria 2010-2015).

As actor, Wayne has appeared in a number of small television roles, including in “The Docket” (2018) most recently. With a background inclined to theatre, he has appeared on various South African stages. He has performed at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, and under direction from international directors from the USA, Switzerland, and France. He is also involved in creating corporate and experiential theatre for brand events and product launches.

As writer, Wayne has been employed as a content creator and writer at a Pretoria-based production company. He is a published and aired journalist, having written for the online and print magazine Embassy Direct since March 2016. As a voice on radio, he worked as a news reader and news cast editor at community station Tuks FM 107.2 in Pretoria from 2010 to 2012 and in 2014. While there, he also featured in various radio adverts and voice- overs for Turbovite and the Gautrain. This is his first feature film.

Benjamin Komoetie SNR

As an adult, Benjamin still maintains his sensitivity, but has long since learnt how to hide it from the rest of the world. He is obedient and hardworking, retreating into his imagination when life in the Knysna forest gets too hard. He is torn between his heart and his mind in more ways than one and eventually finds the courage to defy the authority figures in his life and find his truth.