Rodrigo Jorge

Rodrigo Jorge is a London-based Latino writer and producer. His work explores the dichotomy between independence and belonging in stories with both humour and heart.

Rodrigo's productions have been awarded grants from National Theatre Studio, Arts Council England and the Weiner Foundation (NYC), as well as the Utah Film Center’s Documentary Fiscal Sponsorship.

He directed the award-winning short animation Animaminded, the mini-documentary [Des]Dobrar, and produced Rosana van der Meer’s Old Lady and the Sea, a stop-motion short that premiered at the prestigious Anima Mundi International Film Festival. He also directed and produced Clerc's Inferno: From page to Sign, which received several international accolades — including Best Short Documentary at the New York Short Film Festival in 2021.

Most recently, Rodrigo wrote the TV adaptation of Nicola May's best-selling novel The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay, which has been optioned and is currently being packaged. He was also a development producer in the film adaptation of Working It Out (another of Nicola’s novels) and is currently the story producer in the feature documentary Sister Ignatius: Mother of Ska.

London (Greater London)


  • Finalist, Canneseries 2022

  • Semifinalist, Cinequest Screenwriting Competition 2023-2024

  • Semifinalist, Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards 2022

  • Top 100 (Feature or TV Pilot), Table Read My Screenplay Competition Austin 2021


THE CORNERSHOP IN COCKLEBERRY BAY (pilot script, 2023) writer-producer

STATELESS (comic book series, 2023) writer

AUTISM AWARENESS (charity short film, 2022) writer

  • Commissioned by Acorn Autism and Dragonfly Productions

THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE (podcast/audio play, 2021) writer/songwriter

  • Produced at London Film School

NETFLIX TAGGER (online promo) copy writer/director/animator

  • Commissioned by Exposure (agency, London), 2014

SP+Limpa (TVC 30”) copy writer/director

  • Commisioned by Rede Globo (broadcast network, Brazil), 2011

ANIMAMINDED (short film, 2009) writer/director/animator

  • Best Animated Film of the Year @ American International Film Festival 2010 — Los Angeles, CA, USA

  • Best Narrative Short and Best Director @ American International Film Festival 2010 — Los Angeles, CA, USA

  • 3rd place @ My Hero Short Film Festival 2010 — Los Angeles, CA, USA

  • Official Selection @ American Online Film Awards: Spring Showcase 2014 — USA

  • Official Selection @ Crossroads Film Festival 2011 — Jackson, MS, USA

  • Official Selection @ NewFilmmakers, Spring Festival 2011 — New York, NY, USA

  • Official Selection @ Festival of Films 2011 by AIFF — Ann Arbor, MI, USA

  • Official Selection @ Motion Film Festival 2010 — Tampa, FL, USA

  • Official Selection @ World Kids Film Festival 2010 — Mumbai, INDIA

  • Official Selection @ 2010 — London, UK

TONS DE CINZA (short film, 2009) co-writer

LIDOCAINE by Headphones (music video) writer/animator

  • Commissioned by Pias Records (Belgium), 2008

Animation, Childrens writing, Comedy, Film, Television, Theatre


A few weathered buildings in East London. One of them bears the sign: HACKNEY UNHOUSED SHELTER.


Andre, wearing a BLUE APRON, dumps a ladle-full of baked beans onto a plate with TOAST AND SAUSAGES and hands it to a WOMAN IN A BOONIE HAT.

BOONIE-HAT BROAD: Does it got meat in it?

ANDRE: Those are meatless sausages.

BOONIE-HAT BROAD: That’s wicked.

She picks the sausages and drops them on the floor.

BOONIE-HAT BROAD: Dynamite doesn’t eat no meat.

Andre frowns, then looks down to see--

--a PUG-SIZED MUTT whizzes over and devours the sausages.

BOONIE-HAT BROAD: Now, can I have a meaty one for meself, please?

ANDRE: We are a Vegan shelter, m’am.


Andre can’t help but to chuckle. He puts two of the same meatless sausages on her plate.

ANDRE: Here you go.

BOONIE-HAT BROAD: Much obliged, dear sir.

Andre drops a curtsy, as -- Kira hurtles past behind him.

KIRA: Sorry I’m late!

ANDRE: No clocks to punch here, luv.

Kira puts on a blue apron and stands next to Andre.

ANDRE: Are you alright? You look--

Kira shakes her head.

KIRA: I... I-- can’t even...

Kira GROWLS to herself. Andre realises she doesn’t want to talk and passes a plate of toast and sausages.

ANDRE: Focus on what you can do.

Kira lets out a comforted-yet-sad smile. He gets her.