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Professor emeritus Michael Kennedy stars in music video

May 2012

It's no doubt that Michael Kennedy, professor emeritus, is a well-known name in St. Ambrose University Theatre.  It's because of him that the St. Ambrose Theatre is what it is today. But would anyone ever expect him to be in a music video??

Directed by Brian Woods and Scott Beck, Kennedy stars in the music video for Vanaprasta's "Self Indulgent Feeling." The directors, both in their late 20s, are alumni of the University of Iowa in Iowa City.  Since graduating, they have moved on to work with MTV and producers as big as Mad Productions out of Hollywood. 

"I've worked with them before and they are very professional," says Kennedy.  

In the music video, Kennedy plays an old grandfather who tries to open a music file but can't seem to get the one he actually wants.  When "Self Indulgent Feeling" comes on, he falls in love with the song so much that he attempts to pass it out on the street. When someone refuses, total chaos ensues.  

"It's just nuts!" says Kennedy of the video.

The entire video was filmed in the Davenport area, including the Ragged Poppy Record shop, a home in Bettendorf, and downtown Davenport.


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