Flashworks Media exists to help make the world a better place. Through the medium of video we specialise in helping create impactful brand stories, in the hope to help spark positive social change. We are a highly motivated and efficient team who work closely with our clients to help them achieve their goals.

The company was founded in 2013 by John-Jo Ritson who began his career creating video production content as a filmmaker in Wanaka, Central Otago.In December 2016, Flashworks relocated their base of operations to Christchurch, Canterbury to grow the organisation. We have a strong set of values which we are guided by every day.


  1. Make the world a better place.

  2. Always value, empower and respect our people.

  3. Always do the best work possible.

  4. Don’t be dick!

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Meet the team

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John-Jo Ritson


As a kid I was interested in everything film. From the stop-motion animation of Morph to the cinematic styles of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. I am motivated by creating stories that connect and engage that ultimately lead to people taking action.

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Josh Sila


From making original music, to painting full scale street art murals, I have always been obsessed by creating and designing visual goodness! Whether it’s photography, cinematography or digital editing, creating is my happy place!


Whitney Dagg


As a committed, driven individual, I am dedicated to getting it right and not skipping the details. With 10+ years experience in Customer Service, I am passionate about building and maintaining strong, long-lasting client relationships.

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Taylor Killick


Creating beautiful images whether it be moving or still film photography, my background in working with world class brands lends itself well to telling your story in the best way possible.

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Gina Papahadjis


With a background in Event Management and Digital Marketing, I strive to create digital and promotional material that helps tell a compelling story that engages audiences.


paying it forward


Because we care about our planet, and future generations to come one of Flashworks Media’s goals is to become a carbon negative video production company.

We started our efforts back in 2015 where 200 pine trees were planted on a Canterbury farm as the first step to contribute back to the environment. Shortly after John-Jo decided that he wanted to make a larger impact and made an arrangement with Te Kakano, a Wanaka based charity, that meant for each video made a native tree was planted.

The bigger the business grows the better for the environment. Flashworks are now engaged with Trees for Canterbury and will continue to have more trees planted and help promote their efforts.