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Paul Knauer

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Paul Knauer
Kansas City, United States

I’m an optioned screenwriter working out of the Kansas City area. My main focus is slightly absurdist comedy with heart, but I believe writing good comedy requires the ability to write good drama, so you’ll notice a mix of thrillers, dramas and even slight horror scripts in my portfolio. 

My entertainment-centered career began as a 9-year-old, playing to an audience of one: my mother. Having just discovered Steve Martin, and asked to help Mom make a cake, I modified his “happy feet” bit to pull laughs as a baker fighting to control a mixer with a mind of its own. Mom loved it, and I was hooked.

Born and raised in St. Louis, I’ve lived in multiple small towns around Missouri, and now Kansas. My projects often center on life in the Midwest -- highlighting the heart of the hard-working Midwest soul. My first script, a sitcom pilot titled OH, BROTHER!, placed second in the 2012 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition and was subsequently optioned.

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications/Radio and TV from Lindenwood University and a Master’s in Aviation Safety from the University of Central Missouri. So, if you’re looking for someone to write about an aircraft accident investigator solving the mystery around a downed plane full of DJs, I’m your man. (Spoiler Alert: It was a weight and balance issue. Their large heads brought them down.)


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Scripts By Paul

The Hand of God
A modern extension of Cain and Abel: A murderer, sentenced to life on earth by God, is given a chance at redemption when God reunites him with his brother— the man he killed long ago.
Feature Drama, Thriller For sale 109pp
Young boys seek an escape from the horrors of the world around them.
Short Action, Drama For sale 6pp
Blood Brothers
Sixty years ago they made a pact to die together. One of them intends to honor it.
Short Drama, Thriller For sale 9pp
60 Feet Under
A struggling widower, desperate to help his anxiety-riddled, claustrophobic daughter, takes her on a road-trip, only for them to be kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, underground missile silo.
Feature Thriller For sale 110pp
Playing Cars
A young boy wants to play cars with his mommy. The only problem? He's dead.
Short Horror, Thriller Available for Free 5pp
4 readers love this script
For Now
A widow needs a push to begin dating again.
Short Comedy, Romance Available for Free 8pp
2 readers love this script
Unreliable Witness
When a group of strangers wake up trapped in a car together, they work to discover who put them there, and why.
Short Horror, Thriller Available for Free 9pp
1 reader loves this script
Ole Bess' Bait Shop
When you want to catch something big, it's all about the bait.
Short Adventure, Thriller Available for Free 4pp
3 Hail Marys
Young aviators attempt to survive a mysterious attack on their aircraft carrier task force.
Short Action, Drama, Horror Available for Free 5pp
Dr. Schnederly, Mobile Psychiatrist
Lulu has an appointment with a psychiatrist. Unfortunately, it's too late.
Short Comedy, Horror Available for Free 6pp