Since writing his screen debut, “I Don’t Care”, starring Iwan Rheon and Paloma Faith, Pete Jordi Wood has been commissioned to write original pilots for BBC Three and E4. He is currently 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 is writing new work with the support of The John Brabourne Award. In recent years, he has created a diverse slate of original drama series, writing screenplays and treatments for clients including The Forge Entertainment, 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”. He lives in Cornwall.