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About us


What started over 12 years ago as a one-man-storytelling-band, has evolved into a hybrid creative and line production agency with values at its core.

Co-founders Ben Forman and Kat Lintott (Ngāi Tahu) created Wrestler to sit squarely at the intersection of creativity and innovation. Today we tell stories across multiple platforms; from snackable social to integrated campaigns, mixed reality and everything in between.


Advertising and entertainment are some of the most powerful influencers on Earth. Our aim is to harness their power for good by creating positive content that pushes the collective consciousness forward. Three core values - Planet, People, Creativity - guide which work we take on, the stories we tell, how we work, who we work with, and how we run our studio and productions.

Uplifting and reflecting te ao Māori, and adhering to Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations, has been a focus for Wrestler since its inception — both internally and through our creative output. We are committed to partnerships, participation, and protection, and approach every brief with this kaupapa and our values at the forefront. 

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Some of our amazing team

Ben Forman, CEO of Wrestler
Ben Forman
Kat Lintott, co-founder/ Interactive Creative Director
Kat Lintott / Ngāi Tahu
Co-founder / Interactive Creative Director
Claire Beesley, General Manager
Claire Beesley
General Manager
Nik Jarvie-Waldrom, Creative Strategist & Writer
Nik Jarvie-Waldrom
Creative Strategist & Writer
Jasmine St. John, Head of Production
Jasmine St John
Head of Production
Paul Wedel, Senior Editor & Colourist
Paul Wedel
Senior Editor & Colourist
D. Crowley, Senior Producer
D. Crowley
Senior Producer
Ashleigh Roworth, Producer
Ashleigh Roworth
Michelle Santos, Designer
Michelle Santos
Ben Cushman, Assistant Editor
Ben Cushman
Assistant Editor
Snoop, the best boy!
Mayo, the best girl!
Head of Barketing

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Work with us

We currently have no full-time opportunities available, but we’re always down to connect with creative minds and collaborators to increase our contractor whānau.

Sorry, there's currently no open positions
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You've got to Stretch before you can wrestle

We’re devoted to helping foster a creative industry that reflects the diversity of Aotearoa New Zealand. Stretch is our paid internship programme that invites upcoming talent from under-represented communities within the screen sector to work with us. In collaboration with our clients, Stretch enables participants to build new connections and increase confidence and capability in their area of interest, while aiming to break stereotypes and welcome a broader range of people and perspectives into all roles.      

If this sounds like you, and you’re a student, recent graduate or have adjacent experience, please get in touch with our General Manager. 
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