Ethan O’Brien

Graduate M.A.T.C.H Intensifier “Rua”

I’m an aspiring Māori gamer whose dream is to create games that bring people together.

Before coming to MATCH I had completed a Bachelor of Animation majoring in Worldbuilding and VFX but struggled to find a job in the industry, I was losing hope as I worked by day in hospitality.

Being involved in MATCH taught me that I can be a leader even though I don’t like to and that deep storytelling and individuality can help share my dream.

The MATCH process was a fun, fast-paced environment with lots of learning on the go!

Ethan O’Brien

Skills

  • Calming Personality
  • Hardworking
  • Animation
  • 3D Modelling
  • Concept Art

Ethan O’Brien

Ngāti Ahuru, Ngāti Toa

I’m an aspiring Māori gamer whose dream is to create games that bring people together.

Before coming to MATCH I had completed a Bachelor of Animation majoring in Worldbuilding and VFX but struggled to find a job in the industry, I was losing hope as I worked by day in hospitality.

Being involved in MATCH taught me that I can be a leader even though I don’t like to and that deep storytelling and individuality can help share my dream.

The MATCH process was a fun, fast-paced environment with lots of learning on the go!

Portfolio

Ethan O’Brien Work One
Ethan O’Brien Work Two
TotoTurnAround
woman

Nezka, is a teaser trailer for the game, Nezka.
Ethan has combined 3d elements with 2d elements to create this as well as some special effects.

Screen Shot 2021-03-19 at 2.59.53 PM
badgerGod
samurai

“Ethan demonstrated great creativity and focus during our 6-week course. He can diligently get on with his work, while also being pro-active in discovering what is next for him to do.”

Jared Tuoro,
M.A.T.C.H Manager

MATCH Vertical Orange

The Māoriland Tech Creative Hub is a learning centre for rangatahi to use and unleash their creative thinking and problem-solving skills to develop and build creative solutions for our future. 

Our MATCH Intensifiers enable rangatahi to develop core skills in the creative industries while being empowered with the social and cultural competence to thrive.

Over six weeks our tauira participate in a rapid learning programme led by industry before entering 12 weeks of job placements.