36 parables: Yellow

DVD Release: March 8, 2006
36 parables: Yellow


The first in a series of short films based on the parables of Jesus.

For nearly 2,000 years, the parables of Christ have instructed and inspired. Now, three of these powerful stories are re-told for today’s audiences on “Yellow,” the first of a series of 12 DVDs, “36 Parables.”

Each DVD in the series contains short films depicting three beloved parables in modern situations, thought-provoking teaching tools that capture the mind and heart.

Buen Vecino:
Based on the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37).
Trouble at work descends on a hotel maintenance worker.

Buried Talent:
Based on the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30).
A rich man hires three artists to paint his wife.

Based on the Parable of the Lost Coin (Luke 15:8-10).
A wanderer searches for his most prized possession.

Dove Review

The three short stories in this introductory DVD are all well done. Each vignette touches on a parable of Jesus from the Bible. In “Buen Vecino” no one will help a young man fix a pool pump and the owner of the hotel is about to make an appearance. Finally, a maid at the hotel helps him solve the problem. “Buried Talent” deals with a man who commissions three artists to paint a picture for his wife for their twelfth anniversary. Two of the artists do a very good job but one artist leaves a blank canvas as fear hinders him from even attempting to paint. Finally, in “Found,” we find that a lost object is more important to a homeless man than any of the little and few treasures he owns. These short stories are well acted and really a make a point in a short amount of time.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Husband and wife kiss.
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: 36 Parables
Writer: Daniel Fritz and David Gaw
Director: John Schimke
Producer: Tim Johnson
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 28 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter