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.


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.




Flashworks Media is a certified B-corp. This means we are part of a global community made up of over 1000 different organisations whose aim it is to accelerate a culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

We aim to work toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high quality jobs with dignity and purpose.

We envision a global economy that uses business as a force for good.

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