Lia Gotz, hailing from the Dominican Republic, is an International Sales Assistant & Executive Assistant to COO Chris Goodman at Saga Films. She graduated as a Robert Redford Scholar, class valedictorian, and Summa Cum Laude from Santa Fe University of Art & Design. The majority of her experience is in film and new media production, working with names such as George R.R. Martin, Joan Tewkesbury, and acclaimed Sundance alumni Chris Eyre, Jilann Spitzmiller, and Hank Rogerson. Her works as a producer have been official selections to film festivals such as SXSW, NFFTY, Beverly Hills, and Santa Fe Independent. Lia Gotz continues to use her career to create opportunities for minorities voices to be heard.
Meow Wolf: Origin Story
Film (Documentary) Producer A group of artists in Santa Fe, NM become a DIY collective called Meow Wolf. Their immersive, large-scale exhibitions crack open a profitable niche in the arts industry, even as their social mission is challenged by the demands of rapid success. The group's members navigate fracture and loss for years in pursuit of their idealistic vision. When they spark the interest of George R. R. Martin and receive his support to take over an old bowling alley, Meow Wolf builds a massive exhibition with over 140 artists working at a breakneck pace. With the wild success of the House of Eternal Return, Meow Wolf now faces its own internal turmoil as it begins to change the lives of creatives everywhere.
Film (Short and Drama) Producer In 2010 Arizona, SB-1070 was causing mass distress among people of Mexican heritage. NINA (30) and her daughter SOFIA (13) are victims of this law, and are coping with the reality that they could be deported at any moment. Both of them find solace in their artistic dreams, despite the constant danger. However, Nina is forced to throw away her passion for the arts as the reality of being illegal sets in. After losing her only job, she must struggle to find security for her daughter, but only makes their relationship worse. No one can risk helping her, because she is seen as less of a person and more of a problem. In a world that sets her up for failure, can she truly find success in her art?
Film (Short and Drama) Producer Trapped between the past and the present, a young woman must overcome her demons and face what happened to her.
Film (Short and Comedy) Actress Mormon teenager Neil embarks on his first mission, only to be greeted by sin at each doorstep.
Up the River
Film (Short and Drama) Producer Following a year of estrangement, Anna visits her older sister in prison to reveal the actual reason for her sentence which will change their relationship forever.
Santa Fe University of Art and Design