Pete Jordi Wood is an Author, Screenwriter and Illustrator from Essex, U.K.
Since writing his screen debut, “I Don’t Care”, starring Iwan Rheon and Paloma Faith, Pete has been commissioned to write original drama 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. He has recently been commissioned to develop three of his original TV series pilot ideas for esteemed British producer George Faber and his company The Forge Entertainment.
Pete was awarded The John Brabourne Award which supports writers from low income households in the U.K. In recent years, he has created a diverse slate of original drama series, writing screenplays and treatments for clients including Company Pictures, Endor, Red Productions, and CBBC. He holds a BA (Hons) in Animation from Falmouth University, and is currently completing an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice, also at Falmouth.
Pete spent time in the writers rooms for drama series including “Shameless” (Channel 4), working under the mentorship of Paul Abbott, 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.