It's been almost one year since the shady event organizers attempted to put on Fyre Festival, the luxury destination event in the Bahamas that turned out to be an absolute disaster. Millions lost, hundreds of people stranded, no one knowing what was going on... it would nearly be beautifully poetic if it weren't so tragic.
The as yet untitled project is a multi-episode documentary that's being produced by Billboard, Mic and The Cinemart. The series will offer exclusive conversations with attendees and employees, leaked documents and even never heard before recordings. The attempted boutique festival organized by Ja Rule and Billy McFarland failed miserably due to lack of planning and competency from the organizers.
It will also include in-depth interviews with "local Bahamians, vendors, investors", and the stranded festivalgoers who were ripped off thousands of dollars for the so-called "ultra-luxury" experience. But in the days leading up to the festival, it became apparent that it had been falsely advertised and all the music guests pulled out.
Lawsuits totalling over $100 million in damages were filed against McFarland and Ja Rule, and last summer (2017) McFarland was indicted for wire fraud. The company was behind Jay-Z's Time: The Kalief Browder Story for Spike, and is now working with the hip hop mogul on Paramount Network's Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.
The Cinemart will head production with directors Jenner First and Julia Willoughby Nason and executive producer Michael Gasparro.