Production is our Passion

An award winning, full service production company, dedicated to good story telling and quality programming.



Season 2 coming Oct 2019
Big Time
Award-wining feature documentary.
Helpful health hacks to live your best life without losing your mind on Instagram.

Motiv8 Media is a renowned full-service television and film production company with a strong reputation for exceptional programming that is motivating and entertaining. From the action-packed vérité of LIVE, to high-end recreations, hidden camera high jinks and award winning documentaries Motiv8 Media is a leader at the forefront of innovative story telling.

Founder Kara Kurcz got her start catching fugitives at America’s Most Wanted and has helmed 100’s of hours of other crime-based series on networks such as TruTV, A&E and MTV. Since its launch in 2011, Motiv8 Media has grown into one of the most respected and trusted production companies among law enforcement agencies across the country with unprecedented access for TV and film.


Kara Kurcz
Owner / Executive Producer

Kara is an established multi cam and hidden camera director both for TV and Commercials. Her refreshing approach to documentary interviews has be praised in TV Guide, People Magazine and on Fox News. In addition, she has appeared on several media outlets including, MSNBC and NBC's Extra. Other networks she has Executive Produced projects for include, TNT, Lifetime and History.

Brian Matthew Lee
Partner / Executive Producer

Prior to Motiv8, Brian also got his start producing for America's Most Wanted as well as a variety of genres including talk shows such as the Tyra Banks Show. With a love for post, Lee then became a successful editor, cutting on a variety of series for: TNT, Spike, Lifetime, A&E, MTV, Discovery, and History. Brian has an extensive background in new media and has traveled the world helping corporations build new media web content. As a true ``preditor`` he also oversees Motiv8's editorial department.

Salvador Rios
Supervising Producer

Rios has over 14 years of television experience and has produced series for networks including A&E, National Geographic, MTV, VH1, Biography, OWN, TLC and Spike TV. He has traveled to every corner of the country covering a wide range of subjects from escaping dangerous religious cults in Colorado City, Arizona to working with homeland security at JFK International. He has overseen the field production on several projects for Motiv8 Media and worked in post since 2008. His extensive experience and keen sense of story have been a major contributor to the success of Motiv8 Media.

Matias Volkert
Digital Media Designer

Volkert is a digital Media designer who has worked with Motiv8 Media on several projects. His digital work in production includes the Showtime Network, MTV Latin America, Ecko TV, Giant Steps, Laundrymat, CWS, Playground Group, Playboy Network , Mun2, Petrol, FOX, NBC, Ignited Minds, G4, United, Blizzard Entertainment, among others, and professional performers such as Britney Spears, Madonna, Linkin Park, Blake Shelton, Darla Beaux, Nylon Pink, Kirsten Price, Senses Fail among others. His goal as an artist is to produce high quality multimedia that entices as much as challenges the human perception.

In the News

Like what you see? Drop us a line to learn more.