From fraud to real life for one of the organizers.
Netflix released a trailer for a documentary about the scandalous festival in the Bahamas – “FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” (“FYRE: The greatest party that never took place”) The premiere is scheduled for January 18th.
The director was nominated for an Emmy Award and the lion at the Venice Film Festival, Chris Smith – he is known for Netflix film about actor Jim Carrey and his role Andy Kaufman. The basis for “FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” was an interview taken from those who worked on the chaotic promotion and creation of the festival. According to Smith, many refused to discuss the “traumatic experience” gained during that period.
Hope the movie does one thing. It will show that there were really many interested and conscientious people who killed themselves, trying to put the festival into practice.
The elite music festival Fyre Festival was to be held on one of the Bahamas at the end of April 2017. He was organized by entrepreneur Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule. Tickets cost several thousand dollars, popular models participated in the advertisement. Guests were promised major artists such as Blink-182 and Migos, food from a famous chef and comfortable apartments.
Arriving instead of the above, they found tents, dry closets, no famous artists and terrible food from containers. At the suggestion of journalists, Fyre was nicknamed “the worst festival in history.” In October 2018, McFarland was sentenced to six years and fined $ 26 million for fraud.