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Jack Spring, who became the youngest UK feature film director with the release of Destination: Dewsbury, visited the Grimsby Institute to speak to Digital and Creative students about his new, Grimsby based film, Three Day Millionaire.
Three Day Millionaire follows a group of Grimsby trawlermen and women who hastily blow their wages to earn Three Day Millionaire status. Once they discover they are not re-boarding ship, this cash-strapped and desperate group attempt the heist of a lifetime to preserve the docks.
Spring’s latest feature isn’t only based on Grimsby, it was filmed entirely in Grimsby with a cast and crew of hundreds of local people – including Grimsby Institute students.
Helen Barley, Skills and Employability Tutor, said, “I’ve followed Jack’s journey since the filming of Three Day Millionaire, it’s fantastic that it was filmed in Grimsby and that he gave some of our students the opportunity to work behind the scenes for their work experience. I’m really excited to speak to him about his career path.
“It’s important to give our students an insight into what steps they need to follow to succeed in this industry and I feel Jack is the perfect person to give them advice.”
Matthew Pickett, FdA TV Production student, did work experience as a Production Runner for the film. Matthew said, “I heard about the opportunity from my tutor, so I knew there was interest to get local people involved. It was such an amazing opportunity. Being able to work with people that are established in the industry, from the actors to the crew, was an incredible experience.
“It was my first experience of working on a feature film so to be able to see the process was amazing. It was a real team effort, and everyone was so welcoming. There was a huge feeling of family amongst everyone involved.”
On working with the Institute, Jack said, “I came in to meet their department about three years ago and they’ve been brilliant ever since.
“We’ve worked with a few of their staff on some of the drone shots in the film, so they’ve been super involved. I’ve been really impressed with what they’ve done. The art building is amazing and some of the work the kids have been doing has been great. I’ve now been lucky enough to be asked to come and chat to the students.”