Was the Netflix Fyre documentary a scam too?
Netflix’s Fyre documentary was co-produced by the festivals marketing agency FuckJerry…
Just when you thought the blazing mess that is Fyre Festival was over, new drama is heating up surrounding Netflix’s documentary covering the debacle called Fyre.
With founder Billy McFarland in prison, you’d think that was the end of it, however with tragedy comes the opportunity to make money, which resulted in both Hulu and Netflix releasing documentaries about Fyre Festival.
With there being two documentaries portraying two different views, it is easy (and interesting) to discern intention, kind of like a ‘history is written by the victors’ scenario.
While Hulu’s Fyre Fraud focused on social media marketing agency FuckJerry and its complicity in the doomed festival, Netflix’s Fyre was rather quiet on the issue.
This piece of information is interesting considering Fyre was co-produced by FuckJerry, which is trying to rebrand as Jerry Media.
Netflix said the movie was directed by Smith, with executive producers being Elliot Tebele and James Ohliger from Jerry Media; Gabrielle Bluestone of Vice (now edged out); and Max Pollack, Matthew Rowean, and Brett Kincaid of Matte Projects; all of which have direct links to Fyre Festival itself.
FuckJerry released a statement saying that “all actions taken by Jerry Media were done at the direction of the Fyre Festival,” denouncing their role in the debacle and acting like the victims.
However, several journalists have concluded that no tickets would have been sold if it hadn’t been for FuckJerry’s social media spam of false advertisement- because the company KNEW of the festival’s problems earlier than claimed, which should render them accountable to some degree.
Read more about the Fyre documentary drama at New Republic.