You may remember Mayan warnings of Armageddon in 2012, but we like to think they predicted the world changing moment Ran Jones and William Kamp formed Flashbox Films. Growing out of an apocalyptic garage in the San Fernando Valley (there was no AC!), soon a single camera for rent grew into thousands of assets and clients looking for more than just camera gear. It became clear another perspective was needed. In 2014 David Franklin joined the company as a partner bringing a new dynamism to the team. After blood, sweat and tears (mostly sweat) Flashbox transitioned into a full production house with a new office in the North Hollywood Arts District in 2018 (now with AC!). Since then, we’ve expanded into commercial and feature production, post-production, in house gear rentals, and partnered with some of the biggest names in the entertainment business to give our clients the highest quality results.
Ran Jones got his start taking a bite out of the “Big Apple” at MTV’s New York office working as a casting PA, but his amazing dedication to his work soon found him promoted into an Associate Producer role. After making the move to Los Angeles nearly 10 years ago with his lovely wife, Ran has since worked on Emmy Award-winning television projects like CBS’s Undercover Boss and The Talk, as well as unscripted series like Dating No Filter, The Pitch, The People’s Couch, Make Me A Millionaire Inventor, and Million Second Quiz. In 2012, Ran took his creativity and eye for talent and joined forces with cinematographer Will Kamp to create their own production company: Flashbox Films. Ran’s affability and love of all things media make him an excellent collaborative force on every project!
William Kamp started his career hauling a camera while wading through a swamp, and he’s carried that unstoppable attitude ever since. Specializing in Cinematography and Producing for clients such as National Geographic, NBC, USOC, Discovery, History, Animal Planet, Netflix, Sebastian Junger and more, Will’s experience has grown to great heights and so have his aspirations. After founding Flashbox in 2012, he’s successfully created scripted and unscripted web series, Good Company (150K) and School and Board (50K), and went on to co-produce the Netflix distributed one-shot feature The Wedding Party in 2017. Will is a creative and dynamic filmmaker who doesn't balk at any challenge and is always ready to deliver the highest quality content for any audience!
David Franklin is a production and post-production wizard. As the VP of Flashbox Films, David’s experience includes sound mixing, sound editing, assistant directing, and video networking. His projects have included stints as a broadcast operator for Nascar Hotpass, as well as a broadcast sound mixer for the MAVTV racing network. His recent credits include Animal Cribs on Animal Planet, Hot Properties San Diego on HGTV. In addition, he has lent his post-production expertise to campaigns for Blizzard Entertainment, Halvoline, Hypland Worldwide, and his work has been shown on ESPN, Animal Planet, HGTV, National Geographic, NBC, and FOX. David’s technical know-how and hard-working attitude make him an invaluable addition to the Flashbox team!
Chase Alexander has loved all things media since working for CBS Radio Dallas and as an intern for REELFX all while attending The University Of North Texas. After graduation and moving to Los Angeles in 2010, Chase began work at Prefect Films where he was a writer and producer for the feature White T (2.5M). After leaving in 2013, Chase worked with EZ Productions coordinating still photography and promotional shoots across the globe with A&E, Lionsgate, History, Universal, and MTV among others. Chase is a logistics madman and has coordinated and helped lead corporate leadership events nationally serving tens of thousands of guests over the past five years. Chase’s constant energy and drive to tell amazing stories help Flashbox give their best every time!