About Motion University

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Our Mission

Our passion is to help people love Mondays. We want to provide resources to help train young creatives, so they can make money doing what they love. Our goal is to see them become filmmakers with high quality work, good character, and a desire to glorify God in all they do.

Our Core Values

1. Committed to Christ

2. Committed to people over process

3. Committed to excellence and giving 100%

4. Committed to growth, always ready to hear critique & feedback

5. Committed to solving real needs and giving real results

6. Committed to joy, humor, and a can-do, positive attitude

7. Committed to investing in others

Our Team

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett

CEO

Andrew Bartlett is a cofounder of Bartlett Idea Co., an independent creative agency. Displaying a passion for serving Christ through the visual arts, Andrew works on films and produces marketing materials for businesses and organizations across the nation. He loves storytelling with excellence and has garnered multiple awards including the “$10,000 Grand Prize” for the “AT&T Real Stories” competition. Andrew loves coaching aspiring filmmakers on how to hone their craft in a hands-on way.

John-Clay Burnett

John-Clay Burnett

COO

John-Clay Burnett is the owner of ReelCast Productions and specializes in creating brand films. He has produced award-winning promos for clients including The Kendrick Brothers, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, ALERT Academy, WIT Ministries, and Lamplighter Guild. He has also worked on eight feature films and five documentaries, including I Can Only Imagine, Beyond the Mask, Polycarp, Wait Till It’s Free, and Captivated.

Sarah Burnett

Sarah Burnett

CIA

Sarah Burnett loves marketing, film producing, and project management. She graduated in 2013 from TESU with a degree in communications and worked as the marketing director for Serve India Ministries. Sarah is the integrator for the Motion University team and makes projects come to life by managing the details and timelines. She enjoys spending time with her two boys and her favorite job title is “mommy.”

Hannah Bartlett

Hannah Bartlett

CXO

Hannah Bartlett is the Creative Producer and Lead Editor for Bartlett Idea Co. and also the CXO for Motion University. She enjoys exercising both the right and left sides of her brain, working in the creative and logistics side as she supports those around her, and shares the passion of making film a career, not just a hobby.

Lori Kenney

Lori Kenney

LOGISTICS COORDINATOR

Lori Kenney resides with her husband and children in west central MN, and in her “spare time” she loves planning and organizing events. Lori is also one of the co-founders of the academy, and keeps all the on-site logistics and meal planning running smoothly.

Courtney Gilbert

Courtney Gilbert

SPONSOR COORDINATOR

Courtney Gilbert hails from central Kentucky, and holds a degree in communications from Louisiana Baptist University. She attended the 2015 on set Academy as a student, and is excited to be on board to help propel forward the vision of Motion University through sponsorship opportunities.

Bethany Meckle

Bethany Meckle

CONTENT MANAGER

Bethany Meckle hails from North Dakota and is an alumnus of Motion University’s online and on-set programs. In 2018, Bethany joined the MU team as Content Manager, helping create video, social, and written content. In her free time, Bethany enjoys photography, reading and playing the piano.