In 2000, Goetz left an executive position with CKCK TV to form Partners in Motion – an independent production house that allowed him to produce documentaries about significant historic events. First up was 13 Seconds: The Kent State Shootings, an investigation into the infamous 1970 event where 4 unarmed students were shot to death during an anti-war protest. 13 Seconds: The Kent State Shootings won the 2000 Emmy Award for Best Documentary and an airdate on American Public Television.
More documentaries followed including Midnight Massacre: The Donnelly Murders, Vietnam: Canada’s Unknown War and Escape from Iran: The Hollywood Option. Escape from Iran was the documentary inclusion in the boxed set release of Ben Affleck’s Argo (the Academy Award and Golden Globe ‘Best Picture’ winner).
Meticulous research, insightful writing and fresh visual storytelling set Goetz’s work apart. The networks noticed. Goetz was approached to produce multi-episode series to fill broadcast schedules.
Goetz ramped up production. He brought leadership and vision to multi-episode productions including Legend Hunters (8 episodes), Trading Places (23 episodes), The Re-Inventors (35 episodes) and Disasters of the Century (42 episodes).
His best-known brand is Crime Stories/Blood, Lies and Alibis, a 76 episode, ten-season success story that originated and defined the factual crime genre.
Engaging storytelling, high production standards and strong ratings have made Goetz and Partners in Motion a favored supplier for networks including Discovery International, History Television, A&E Biography, The Travel Channel, HBO and TLC.
Goetz is currently developing new programs including lifestyle entry Canine Cupids, the WW2 series War Through My Eyes and the reality/comedy offering The UnOriginals.
Head of Development
Simon Dekker builds television series across several genre.
He produced TWISTED TALES OF MY 9 TO 5 (Investigation Discovery), EDGE OF WAR (The Military Channel), CRIME STORIES (A&E Biography), INNOVATION NATION (CTV/Bell Media, SCN), I PROPHESY (Vision TV) and BALLOONER LANDING (Global).
Dekker has produced and directed over seventy agency television commercials, several short films and a feature-length documentary. His work has been recognized with regional, national and international awards.
In his new role as Director of Development for Partners in Motion, Dekker will evaluate incoming scripts and concepts, prepare properties for market and oversee series in the pipeline.
Development Creative Director
Noah is a filmmaker from Toronto, Canada. After graduating from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Noah settled in Los Angeles and, along with his bother Seth, founded the boutique film production company Alto Nido Films. Noah has directed several award-winning short films, commercials, music videos and a feature-length documentary, and is in pre-production on his first two feature films. Noah is also a reporter for the New York Times and the director of a Los Angeles based marketing firm.
Development Creative Director
Seth is a playwright and screenwriter from Toronto, Canada. After graduating from Middlebury College in Vermont, he relocated to Los Angeles where he co-founded the boutique film production company Alto Nido Films. He has written several short and full-length plays and screenplays. His feature-length screenplays, Strange Trails and The Lion’s Advantage, and his play Spilt Milk will be going into production in 2017/2018. Seth has also worked as a ghost writer on a number of big-budget Hollywood films.