Captivate Media NC

Our Team

We are a team that is dedicated to your success. We work tirelessly to make sure your project is effectively planned and executed to deliver a video that will help you exceed your goals.



Carty edits videos, and also assists on various client shoots in any capacity that he can. Carty graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2020, with a BA in Media Studies. He was one of the driving forces behind the university's own film production and film watching clubs: Carmichael Studios and the Spartan Film Society. While he enjoys every aspect of filmmaking, his main passion is cinematography. His favorite movie is Jaws and he drinks up to eight cups of coffee a day. In his spare time, he enjoys preserving vintage media such as LaserDisc, 16mm, etc. He also enjoys making documentaries with his filmmaking friends.

Brannon Carty

Video Editor / Video Producer


As Video Producer and Coordinator Lydia works with clients during pre-production and production. She graduated from High Point University in 2021 with a B.A. in Media Production and Entrepreneurship. During her time in college, she traveled around North Carolina with the club soccer team. She used to competitively show horses for 13 years and I try to ride when I have the opportunity.


In Lydia’s spare time, she likes to play soccer, hang out with friends, and watch movies.

Lydia Sestak

Production Coordinator / Video Producer

Tessa works on a wide range of videos, both in the field during production and in the office for post-production. She also spearheads Captivate Media’s podcast productions.

Tessa graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018, with her BA in Media and Technology Studies and Media Production. She was a D1 athlete as part of the rowing team. Her two cats, Kiko and Chirba, keep things interesting. She has a huge appreciation for fashion and a great sense of style.

In her spare time, she enjoys crafting and renovating homes.

Tessa Platek

Video Editor / Video Producer

As the mastermind behind Captivate Media, Justin uses his knowledge and creativity to effectively drive projects from the initial concept to delivery. Justin has been in the industry since 2013 and has had the opportunity to work with businesses and organizations spanning from local to global. He really enjoys working with nonprofit organizations that work in the community, as he’s able to help give them a voice to gain support and engagement.

Justin enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters when he’s not working on video projects.

Justin Thompson

President / Director of Creative & Production

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