Basements & Bugbears

Episodic Web Series

Pilot released online February 19th, 2021

To view episode 1 click here: Basements & Bugbears


A group of High school students play a game of Dungeons & Dragons

 to help cope with their friend's recent suicide.


Workshop readings throughout June 2018-August 2018

Writer, Creator, Executive Producer:

Jeff Athey

Produced by:

Mischa Ipp, Heloise Wilson, & Dani Tenenbaum


Directed by:

Dani Tenenbaum



Jeff Athey

Issa Best 

Jordan Cobb

Dorothea Gloria

Frankie Placidi

Jay Reum

Caroline Smith

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Fiction Podcast

*finalist in the Austin Film Festival Script Competition 2020


In 1955, ten years after defeating Cthulhu in WWII, Americans are tested monthly for signs of abnormal behavior that might signal Cthulhu’s return. 16 year-old James is terrified of being labeled “abnormal” while his friend, Henry, holds a secret that could either destroy or liberate the world.

For inquiries about "Weirdsvville" please email Jeff at jeff.a.athey@gmail.com

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Fiction Podcast

*Second Rounder: Austin Film Festival Script Competition 2021


After sacrificing his life to give the man he loves immortality, Antinous awakes in Pandemonium: a parallel world where the spirits of everyone who has ever died wander the Earth forever watching the living world pass them by. To maintain his sanity in this new eternal afterlife, Antinous sets out on a 2000 year long journey across the world to discover the meaning of his existence.

For inquiries about "Pandemonium" please email Jeff at jeff.a.athey@gmail.com

Still Breathing

Feature Film

(quarter-finalist in the 2018 PAGE International Screenwriting Competition)


The coming of age story of a young, gay teenager who has been recently diagnosed with cancer. Peter tends to wear the persona of someone who is strong and independent to avoid worrying those around him. However, there is more holding him back than he wants to admit.​


Staged Reading/Workshop January 2018

Directed by:

Joe Coles



Lizzy Jarrett

Max Beckman

James Swanson

Oliver Palmer

Nell Kessler

Jeff Athey

Writing Samples:

God Writes a Porno

Short Play

After Adam and Eve leave the Garden of Eden God realizes that she can't keep taking ribs from Adam to make more humans. She'll have to resort to her sinful, gross, backup procreation plan: sex.


Writing Samples: