Pete Jordi Wood (he/him) is a British Author, Illustrator and Screenwriter from Cornwall, U.K. He is represented by United Agents, CAA, and Rogers, Coleridge & White. Pete has written original drama for Channel 4 and the BBC and was a recipient of The John Brabourne Award from the Film and Television Charity. You can follow Pete on Patreon for exclusive behind-the-scenes content, or for business enquiries please see the contact page.
Books + Illustration
Pete is represented as an author/illustrator by Claire Wilson at Rogers, Coleridge and White. He is the creator of “The Dog and the Sailor”, an online exhibition narrated by actor Dino Fetscher, with sound design by Joe Dines, and written and illustrated by Pete. The exhibition brought a lost gay fairy tale back to life and resulted in Pete’s research behind the story being featured in Forbes. Pete wrote, illustrated and self published a 32 page, limited edition, hardback picture book to accompany the exhibition which soon sold out. He also published a limited edition Zine which includes the tale as well as his research notes and sources, and a number of copies remain on sale.
Pete started his career in books by self publishing indie, limited edition fiction 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. He 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 graduated with Distinction from an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice, also at Falmouth.
Pete’s work is influenced by his research into LGBTQ+ fairy tales, myths and legends, as well as queer pop culture. Pete sells his illustrated merchandise and prints here and at the PJW Illustration Studio in St. George’s Arcade, Falmouth, Cornwall. He posts exclusive behind-the-scenes content featuring WIPS of his illustrations on Patreon, and also some stuff on Instagram, Twitter and Tik Tok, @petejordiwood. He sells NFT’s (Non-fungible tokens) of his art on the OpenSea marketplace (link in menu).
Film + Television
Pete’s original screenwriting 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, David Leon and Paloma Faith, the semi-autobiographical 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 print to mark the film’s 10th Anniversary.
Pete’s TV career continued in Continuing Drama. He trained as a Shadow Writer and went on to earn his first BBC series 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 has been commissioned to develop original TV drama formats for clients including The Freddy Wexler Company, Channel 4, BBC Television, The Forge, Red Productions, Endor, Bandit and Company Pictures. Pete has also co-created original TV drama formats with other writers including Niki Rooney and Tom Bidwell.
Pete is represented as a screenwriter by Giles Smart at United Agents, and Lindsey Bender at CAA.
Radio + Theatre
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.