Pete proudly identifies as an #OwnVoices author. He is the writer and illustrator of the children’s book “The Dog and the Sailor” which launched in 2020 as a limited edition hardback to accompany an online exhibition narrated by actor Dino Fetscher., with sound design by Joe Dines. The exhibition and Pete’s research behind the story was featured in Forbes.
Pete sporadically creates indie, limited edition books and zines. These have included a novel, ‘The After Wards’, a romantic Y.A. mystery about Care Leavers ageing out at the turn of the Millennium, and his essay collection ‘Queeries: Essays on Queer Theory and Fairy Tales’ which was shortlisted for the Folklore Society’s Katharine Brigg’s award.
Pete was shortlisted for the Penguin Random House “WriteNow” scheme 2020.
Pete holds a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Digital Animation from Falmouth University, and has recently graduated with a Distinction from an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice, also at Falmouth.
Pete sells his illustrated merchandise and prints here on his website and also at the Bodega Bijou Illustration Gallery in Falmouth, Cornwall. He posts his illustrations on Instagram @petejordiwood.
Pete has developed original TV drama formats and films for clients including Channel 4, E4, Celador, The Forge, Red Productions, Endor, Buccaneer, Bandit, CBBC, BBC Three,, Constant, Touchpaper, and Company Pictures.
He has also been employed by other writers such as Paul Abbot to help illustrate and graphically design TV and Film treatments.
Pete’s original writing credits include the Channel 4 film ‘I Don't Care’, directed by Harry Wootliff and broadcast as part of the network’s ‘Coming Up’ series. Channel 4 nominated Pete for a BAFTA Craft award. In addition to writing the screenplay he also received an art department credit for creating some of the production’s art and props.
Starring Iwan Rheon and Paloma Faith, the film explores a gay carer’s search for a life-less-ordinary on his birthday.
Distributed internationally by Peccadillo Pictures in DVD collection “Boys on Film: Cruel Britannia”, the screenplay is available in ebook and print editions to mark the film’s 10th Anniversary.
Pete’s TV career began in Continuing Drama. He trained as a Shadow Writer and went on to earn his first BBC One broadcast credit writing an episode of “EastEnders”.
He has since participated in various writersrooms as a storyliner for shows in development and production, including Channel 4’s “Shameless”.
Pete’s radio play “Lifted” starred Chelsee Healey, and was broadcast on BBC Radio Three. His plays have been shortlisted for awards including the Old Vic 12, the Verity Bargate award, Theatre Royal Stratford East’s Perfect Pitch, and the Nick Darke award.