Pete Jordi Wood is a writer and illustrator. He was born in East London, raised in Essex, and now Cornwall is his home. He is currently working on a commission to develop three new television pilots for British producer George Faber’s company, The Forge Entertainment. In the UK he is represented as a screenwriter and playwright by Giles Smart at United Agents and as an author by Caroline Michel at the Peters, Fraser and Dunlop agency.
Since writing his screen debut, “I Don’t Care”, starring Iwan Rheon and Paloma Faith, Pete has been commissioned to write original pilots for BBC Three and E4. In addition to his commissions for The Forge, he is adapting “The After Wards” for the screen, based on his forthcoming, debut novel. A feature-length adaptation of “I Don’t Care” is also in development. Pete was a recipient of The John Brabourne Award, which supports British screenwriters from low income households during periods of financial hardship. In recent years, he has created a diverse slate of original drama series, developing new work for clients including Company Pictures, Endor, Red Productions, and CBBC.
Pete spent time in the writers rooms for drama series including “Shameless” (Channel 4) and “EastEnders” (BBC One), writing an episode of the latter in 2014. He was one of seven writers chosen to write a single drama for Channel 4 as part of its “Coming Up” television series. He also reached the final of the BBC’s iPlayer Shorts contest, winning a script commission. Under commission to the BBC Writersroom, his radio play, “Lifted”, transmitted on BBC Radio 3, starring Chelsee Healey. His plays have been shortlisted for awards including the Old Vic 12, Theatre Royal Stratford East’s Perfect Pitch, the Nick Darke award, and the Verity Bargate award. Having grown up as a young carer in a single parent family, and having been diagnosed with a disability as an adult, his work often centres around protagonists from working class backgrounds who are fighting adversity… with humour and heart. Attitude Magazine listed Pete as one of its “Inspirational Brits”.
Pete holds a BA (Hons) degree in Animation from Falmouth University, and is continuing his studies part-time, working towards an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice. He has also worked as a visiting lecturer at Falmouth University, teaching seminars and delivering lectures on screenwriting to students from the School of Film and Television. His online store Resort79 will launch in the near future.