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Three Day Millionaire: Michael’s nights on the red carpet

He’s attended premieres for the movie in Cleethorpes and London and now a Driffield actor is encouraging film lovers to head to their local cinema and watch what he hopes will be his breakthrough role.

As reported in the Wolds Weekly, former Driffield School & Sixth Form student Michael Kinsey is one of the stars of Three Day Millionaire, a comedy which follows three men and three women around Grimsby.

Michael’s character, Codge, is one of a group of fishermen who spend their wages in three days after docking, giving them the status of Three Day Millionaires.

The film follows their planned heist to bring in more money and the world premiere took place on 18th November in front of a capacity audience at the Parkway Cinema in Cleethorpes.

This was followed by another premiere in one of the iconic cinemas on Leicester Square and has led to impressive reviews for both the film and Michael’s performance in one of his first big screen roles.

Three Day Millionaire is filmed entirely in and around Grimsby and has featured prominently on regional news programmes, one of which saw Michael given lots of airtime.

“The world premiere was absolutely incredible,” Michael told the Wolds Weekly.

“One of the best nights ever. There was around 1,500 people at the cinema to see a film about Grimsby, for the people of Grimsby and seeing all of their reactions at the premiere was electric.

“It felt like a real empowerment for those people. It was great to have my family there and, as many people may have seen on Look North, they all bought t-shirts with my face on them, which was weird.

“The London premiere followed at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square and that was another brilliant night, but very different.

“There was lots of media there, with interviews on the red carpet, and plenty of famous people.

“It was nice to see the film fledge its wings and leave Grimsby to be showcased to a wider audience.

“It definitely has a place on a bigger stage, so to see the reaction from the industry and London audiences was fantastic and went down really well.

“You wonder whether audiences outside of Grimsby will understand it and ultimately it’s proved to be universal.”

With the premieres out of the way, the film is now being screened at cinemas around the country, as well as being streamed on various platforms.

One of the first screenings of Three Day Millionaire was a Q&A session at Vue Cinema in Hull and now it has been given a slot on the December schedule at Parkway Cinema in Beverley.

And with the critics’ response to the movie mostly positive, Michael would like Three Day Millionaire to act as his springboard to further success in the film industry.

“The film will have a regular slot at the Parkway Cinema in Beverley for a month,” he said.

“People can also watch it on Sky Store and Amazon Prime, which makes it very accessible.

“Lots of people aren’t going to the cinema these days and winter illnesses are kicking around, so this way people can watch it everywhere.

“The response to my performance so far has been great and it’s a real breakout role.

“My phone has been going like crazy and it feels like things are starting to elevate and move forward.

“It’s really exciting and my next film in Hong Kong has received more investment off the back of Three Day Millionaire.

“It’s been an overwhelming response and it feels like now is the time for this film and for me to be given more opportunities.”

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