Paul Knauer

Paul Knauer


Kansas City, Missouri

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June 2014
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About Paul

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 GREENLIGHT from, along with a predicted Worldwide ROI of 307% against a predicted $13.7M production budget.



  • The Hand of God

    The Hand of God Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller Independent 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.

  • 60 Feet Under

    60 Feet Under Budget: $10M - $30M | Thriller 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. 

  • Blood Brothers

    Blood Brothers Budget: $0 - $100K | Thriller Drama Sixty years ago they made a pact to die together. One of them intends to honor it.

  • In The Dog House

    In The Dog House Comedy Edward, an aspiring politician, has a secret: His backyard is now home to an unauthorized underground survival bunker built and occupied by his paranoid and fiercely anti-government brother.

  • Bad Fish

    Bad Fish Comedy An emotionally-stunted loner is forced to interact with the world by his hard-charging gold fish.


  • 2nd place, sitcom, Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition

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