In spring 2005, Motz completed Hamburger America, his second documentary film that he shot, produced, edited and directed. The film was nominated in 2006 for a James Beard Foundation Award and won the audience award at the 2009 Modesto Reel Food Film Festival. The film's success led to a state-by-state guide to hamburgers, also titled Hamburger America (Running Press, 2008), written by Motz and including more than 250 of his original hamburger photos. The new version of Hamburger America, along with the new iPhone App ‘Burger GPS’ with guides to Motz’s favorite burger joints across the country, launched in May 2011.
Motz is also the director of the NYC Food Film Festival, now in its fifth year. It is a multi-sensory film festival where the audience is treated to the food they see on the screen.
Motz lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife and 2 children.