Dr. Schnederly, Mobile Psychiatrist by Paul Knauer | Script Revolution

Dr. Schnederly, Mobile Psychiatrist

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Lulu has an appointment with a psychiatrist. Unfortunately, it's too late.
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Originally written for an online writer's tournament, Dr. Schnederly, Mobile Psychiatrist is an absurdist horror/comedy. The contest challenge called for 5 pages (since expanded slightly) that must include a psychiatrist's office and a bobblehead. It was also required to be a fusion of two genres.

I wanted to write a live-action comedy with a bit of a Pixar feel to it, yet include the twist of a shocking element... in this case: horror. I think you'll find this short fun and colorful. I've also included just a pinch of social commentary within the pages.

I've considered writing a fresh version, dropping the horror element, and drawing the comedy straight through, but that's for another day. If you like what you see, and wish to film it, but would prefer the straight comedy... I'll write that up.

Enjoy!

Submitted: July 8, 2019
Last Updated: July 8, 2019

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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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