Ro Bright is a kiwi screen/gig-theatre writer living between Melbourne and Auckland. Since 2013, Ro has been part of Bullet Heart Club with director Kitan Petkovski. A preoccupation with indie recording artists inspired Daffodils (awarded a Scotsman Fringe First and Irish Times Top 10 Show at Edinburgh Festival Fringe) and Elizabeth (nominated Best Cabaret Melbourne Fringe). The Edinburgh Guide reviewed Daffodils as "an eloquently, elegiac love poem." ★ ★ ★ ★
In 2019 Ro wrote the feature film adaptation of Daffodils, which screened at Busan International Film Festival, MIFF, HIFF & Sydney Film Festival. Ro currently has screen projects in development with recording artists Lips (Steph Brown & Fen Ikner) and directors Nic Gorman and Zoe McIntosh.
Ro has been a resident artist at the Michael King Writers Centre, the American Lyric Theatre, and participated in Script-to-Screen’s Story Camp and Episodic Lab. Born in Hamilton and raised in Mount Maunganui, Ro attended Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, as well as the University of Auckland.