George Motz - Filmmaker, DP, Writer, TV Host and Hamburger Expert

Motz is a well-traveled Emmy award-winning freelance filmmaker and Director of Photography based in New York City. Over the past 23 years he has worked on many television commercials, feature films, music videos, documentaries, and promos.

In the spring of 2005 Motz completed Hamburger America, his second documentary film which he shot, produced, edited, and directed. The film was nominated in 2006 for a James Beard Foundation Award and won the Audience Choice Award at the 2009 Modesto Film Festival.  The film's success led to a state-by-state guide to hamburgers, also titled Hamburger America, and an iPhone app called 'Burger GPS'. The book was written and researched by Motz, includes over 250 of his hamburger photos and is available at booksellers everywhere.

George is also the director of the Food Film Festival, with events in NYC, Chicago, Charleston, Copenhagen and more. The Food Film Fest is a multi-sensory series of events where the audience is treated to the food they see on the screen. In addition, George also is the host and co-executive producer of Travel Channel's Burger Land which is based on his book Hamburger America. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, two children and two fish and is currently hard at work on the definitive hamburger cookbook.