Netflix will expose what went wrong with the Fyre music festival this January with a new documentary.
Simply called Fyre, the film offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the infamous unraveling of disastrous event. Created by Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule, Fyre Festival was promoted as a luxury music festival on a private island in the Bahamas featuring bikini-clad supermodels, A-List musical performances and posh amenities. Guests arrived to discover the reality was far from the promises.
Chris Smith, the director behind the Emmy Award Nominated documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, gives a first-hand look into the crash of Fyre as told by the organisers themselves. It premieres on Netflix on Friday 18th January. Here’s the first trailer:
Netflix unveils documentary about disastrous Fyre festival
11th December 2018
Netflix will explore what went wrong with the disastrous Fyre festival in a new documentary. Simply titled Fyre, the film will offer an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the music event.
Created by Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule, Fyre was promoted as a luxury music festival on a private island in the Bahamas featuring bikini-clad supermodels, A-List musical performances and posh amenities. Guests arrived to discover the reality was far from the promises.
Chris Smith, the director behind Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, will give us a first-hand look into the crash of Fyre, as told by the organisers themselves. Since the events happened, the people behind the festival faced a number of lawsuits and charges, with founder Billy McFarland sentenced to six years in prison earlier this year.
Smith, whose work has often mined the curious aspects of the American Dream, will produce the movie through Library films, alongside Danny Gabai (VICE Studios) and Mick Purzycki (Jerry Media). Fyre is exec-produced by Brett Kincaid, Max Pollack, Matthew Rowean, Gabrielle Bluestone, James Ohliger and Elliot Tebele.
Netflix’s Fyre will be released globally on Friday 18th January 2019. Here’s your first look at the documentary:
Get your exclusive first look at FYRE — a revealing new doc about the insanity and rapid unraveling of Fyre Festival: the greatest party that never happened. Premieres January 18. #NetflixNewsWeekpic.twitter.com/B4iaR3UJwM
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