Between: Pilot -- "Gambrial's Break" by Paul Knauer | Script Revolution

Between: Pilot -- "Gambrial's Break"

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A retired literature professor, torn between the real world and a magical fantasy world, fights to heal his broken family while simultaneously working to find and save the Child Princess.
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BETWEEN is written for a Quibi-like distribution. It's a 10 episode fantasy/drama series that takes place between two worlds: real and fantasy.

Dr. Gambrial is a retired literature professor, living alone in his retirement community apartment. But, he's also Gambrial, the aging wizard with diminishing magical powers.

Dr. Gambrial has lived a magical life, but it hasn't been without its tragedy. Mostly estranged from his son and having lost his young granddaughter to cancer, he's now faced with another impending loss. His wife lives in the nursing home wing of the retirement community, and she doesn't have long to live.

The news is devastating to Dr. Gambrial (though, audiences won't learn of the it until later in the series), and it's spurred him to action. He needs to rediscover his full magical powers -- or, more importantly, reignite them within his son. To do that, he'll cross to the fantasy world and, as Gambrial, take on a quest to save the Girl Princess.

But, is any of the fantasy world real? Or, has Dr. Gambrial simply broken with reality as he tries to cope?

BETWEEN is a story of loss. It's a story of forgiveness, and fighting for family. In the end, it's a story about the power of leaning on those around you for strength you no longer have.

SHOW BIBLE available upon request.

Submitted: April 30, 2020
Last Updated: April 30, 2020
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The Writer: Paul Knauer

I’m an optioned screenwriter working out of the Kansas City area. My main focus is thrillers and slightly absurdist comedy with heart. But, I believe becoming a better writer requires the ability to push personal boundaries, so you’ll notice a thorough mix of genres in my portfolio. 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. My thriller, 60 FEET UNDER, recently received a rating of... Go to bio

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