Welcome to Futurist. The future thinking video production company.

I’m Jon Rist. I’m an Award-winning filmmaker based in West Sussex, working throughout Brighton, Horsham, Chichester, Worthing and London, with a full in-house video production service for creating stylish video content for brands and charities.

Since growing up in and around Sussex by the sea, I’ve been fascinated with visual storytelling. From doodling as a child, to writing fantastical yarns as a teen, to framing images as an adult. I read English at Southampton University, and have a background in content marketing and the charity sector.

Whether it’s letting stories speak for your brand or using stories to enhance your charity’s profile, I want to help you get your stories on screen and engage your audience. Stirring their intrigue, emotion and interest.

Want to work with me? Get in touch contact@jonrist.co.uk

“Brilliant, efficient and friendly service. Jon made our staff feel comfortable in front of the camera and worked in a fairly challenging environment.”

Vicky Norman, Ashton Care Ltd

“Jon is a talented person, we are very pleased with the work that was carried out. Would highly recommend.”

Daniel Gibbs, PDR Rework

“Jon has been great for us. He’s got a great eye, an amazing understanding of people stories and knows exactly how to put a project together!”

Cat Vizor, CO Esteem

Promo films

Images speak louder than words. Nothing engages potential clients online more than video. I’m passionate about working with you to grow your business or charity with video content that jumps off the page!

Corporate video

I’ll help you deliver a clear message to your clients in a visually exciting and creative way – helping you with training videos, event videos  and instructional films.

Viral videos

It’s important to stand out in a competitive market. Want to spread the word about what you do in a fun and witty way? I’ll work with you in finding a creative solution to bringing your message virally to a wider audience.

Why video?

  • 82% of Twitter users watch video content on Twitter
  • YouTube has over a billion users, almost one-third of total internet users.
  • 45% of people watch more than an hour of Facebook or YouTube videos a week.
  • More than 500 million hours of videos are watched on YouTube each day.
  • More video content is uploaded in 30 days than the major U.S. television networks have created in 30 years.
  • 87% of online marketers use video content.


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