Our Story


Josh and Leah Hartigan (Photo: Camilla Calnan Photography)

Josh and Leah Hartigan (Photo: Camilla Calnan Photography)


The Beginning

Josh & Leah met at Western Carolina University in 2010 while studying Film and Television Production, and have been together ever since! She, the Producer/Director and He, the Cinematographer/Editing Wizard - it was the perfect match.

After graduating with their film degrees in tow, Brave Sir Media was born in 2013, based out of Asheville, NC. (And, subsequently, Josh & Leah tied the knot in 2016)

A WNC Production House

Brave Sir Media began humbly, with two struggling artists trying to make a living doing what we love - making movies. To establish ourselves in this competitive industry, we began offering our photography and videography services to our local area, focusing on delivering excellent quality media production at competitive prices. Business picked up, and sure enough, we found ourselves working on projects in real estate, construction, weddings, advertisements, aerial photography, and event videography. 

Storytelling fulfills us, in all its forms. From narrative films to advertisements, we dive into every new project with the same goal: to tell an effective story that our clients can be proud of.

Now, with a few passion projects on deck, a new 4K camera, and all the resources that independent filmmakers have in this wonderful age of the Internet, Brave Sir Media strives to be a leading production house for creative content in Western North Carolina.

Visual Storytellers

Each and every day, we are so thankful to be doing what we are passionate about. Telling stories is what defines us as human beings. Telling stories in a cinematic, effective way, however, takes a lot of hard work, diligent training, and knowledge of the industry. We work to get better at our craft by staying up to date with the ever-changing technology in our industry, constantly learning new techniques as independent filmmakers, and making connections with other local artists and filmmakers to create art that inspires people.


Our team


Leah Hartigan (Photo: Camilla Calnan Photography)

Leah Hartigan (Photo: Camilla Calnan Photography)

Josh Hartigan (Photo: Camilla Calnan Photography)

Josh Hartigan (Photo: Camilla Calnan Photography)


Our Mission

To create art that inspires people by providing superior-quality video production services which exceed the needs of our clients, and enrich our community.