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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

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
2 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
Blood Brothers
Sixty years ago they made a pact to die together. One of them intends to honor it.
Short Drama, Thriller Available for Free 9pp
Iron Egg: Origins
A young Easter egg, dreaming of becoming a superhero, gets his shot when a large battle breaks out near his playground.
Short Action, Adventure, Comedy Example of work only 2pp