Ben Forman & Kat Lintott (Ngai Tahu)
Kat Lintott (Ngai Tahu) is co-founder of Wrestler, a creative agency based in Wellington, NZ leading all virtual, augmented and mixed reality projects. She is also co-founder and Director of Wrestler Studios which is creating original creative IP through transmedia storytelling.
Kat is creating content that aims to push the mainstream consciousness forward, giving audiences experiences that empower them in the content itself and then beyond that into the real world. Her particular interest is in creating female focused content as well as non-gender specific and culturally diverse characters.
She is exploring the different ways stories can be captured and told through technology from an iPhone, all the way through to immersive interactive VR headsets. Lastly she’s aiming to bring young talent along on the journey so that New Zealand has a strong foundation of talent for the future of this industry.
Her life goal is to help influence and change the way people approach life. “Our purpose should be to live, not work. Feeling comfortable and being valued for our individual identity without being attached to a job or career would be an amazing future to live in!”.
Ben runs Wrestler, a creative agency specialising in human centred storytelling/ Wrestler are curious creators playing in social, digital, video and mixed reality.
Ben is passionate about storytelling through technology, with a strong focus on future technologies. He started one of NZ’s first commercial drone companies, has been at the forefront of the online video wave since before it was cool, and now runs one of NZ’s top VR / AR production companies.
Ben regularly speaks at events and contributes to press such as Stoppress and Idealog. He has spoken at Adobe Max, Tedx Te Aro, Fusion Singapore and many other marketing and communications events.
He also invests in start-ups and is passionate about entrepreneurialisam and all things new business. Above everything else, he cares about people and relationships.
In 2018 Wrestler was recognised as the 47th fastest growing company in NZ in the Deloitte Fast 50. In 2019 Ben was named in Forbes 30 under 30 Asia.