Good Parable - Short Film • Pascale Neuschafer 2022
cinematographer cape town, female cinematographer, cinematographer South Africa, Pascale Neuschäfer, Pascale Neuschafer, female DOP, London, UK
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Good Parable

  • Two women are sitting in a lounge on a couch talking. One is looking at her phone
  • A young woman looks sad and scared. She had a pink face mask under her chin
  • A man sitting on his bed talking on his phone

Khanyisile, a 25-year old woman, from rural  Tsholomqa in East London, arrives in Cape Town, to start an internship at a local tour company. She meets and falls in love with an American tourist, Kevin, but they are soon parted, as the country prepares for a national lockdown and he leaves for America. Before they are sent home, the staff are all tested for Covid-19 and Khanyisile’s test comes back positive. During her period of quarantine, mourning the loss of her career, her young love and considering the devastating impact the corona-virus is having on the country, she devises ways to help children in rural areas to access educational materials.  (2020, 50min)


Broadcaster: Showmax
Executive Producer:
Zinzi Soga
: Nobert Kelvin
Writer: Ejiro Stephen
Cast: Samke Chiliza, Douglas Ross Mcaslan, Jason Maydew, Nanziwe Nzuzu
Cinematographer: Pascale Neuschäfer
1st AC: Ken Belter
2nd AC: Malik Einero
Gaffer: Yazeed Williams
Elrick Davids


This project was funded by the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture and The African Child Wellness Foundation