Jamie Rhodes is a London-based writer working in screen, prose and comics. He studied Philosophy at Manchester School of Art, where he focused in Heideggarian Studies and Phenomenoloy.
He trained as a script reader and co-founded the filmmaking collective, Donkey Stone Films, writing short films under commission and teaching screenwriting in schools, community groups and homeless shelters.
In 2011 he won funding to launch The Homeless Film Festival and registered this project as a charity. He was chair of the charity until 2013, stepping down to focus on his writing career, though he continues to work with marginalized people through St. Mungo’s Recovery College as a tutor in creative writing and screenwriting.
Jamie has been supported by many funding organisations, his largest grant to date came from Arts Council England, to work with the British Library writing a collection of stories inspired by unusual documents in the library archives. The collection Dead Men’s Teeth was launched at the British Library in 2014.
His second successful Arts Council England application was for a graphic fiction collaboration with the National Trust entitled A Castle in England. He is Scotney Castle’s first Writer-in-Residence, writing a graphic novel inspired by the castle’s archive collection which was published by Nobrow Press in February 2017.
Folkloric themes recur throughout Jamie’s work and in his research he has taken the role of Assistant Editor of Northern Earth Magazine with a view to becoming Editor-in-Chief in 2017. Northern Earth is the world’s longest running Folklore & ‘Earth Mysteries’ magazine.
As a full member of the writers’ trade union, Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, Jamie is now Chair of the London region of the union, organizing and speaking at writing events throughout the capital.