Fyre Fraud

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  • TV-MA
  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2019
  • Running time: 96 min
Fyre Festival was the defining scam of the millennial generation, at the nexus of social media influence, late-stage capitalism, and morality in the post-truth era. Marketing for the 2017 music event went viral with the help of rapper Ja Rule, Instagram... read more
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Fyre Festival was the defining scam of the millennial generation, at the nexus of social media influence, late-stage capitalism, and morality in the post-truth era. Marketing for the 2017 music event went viral with the help of rapper Ja Rule, Instagram stars, and models, but turned epic fail after stranding thousands in the Bahamas. Featuring an exclusive interview with Billy McFarland, the convicted con-man behind the festival; FYRE FRAUD is a true-crime comedy bolstered by a cast of whistleblowers, victims, and insiders going beyond the spectacle to uncover the power of FOMO and an ecosystem of enablers, driven by profit and a lack of accountability in the digital age.

Original Release

01/14/2019

US Release

01/14/2019

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Cast

Ja Rule Himself (Archival Footage) / Self - Co-Founder, Fyre Festival
Bella Hadid Self - Model
Billy McFarland Himself / Self - Founder, Fyre Festival
Cameron Davison Self - 'This Could Be You' Partygoer
Matthew Burton Spector Self - Festival Attendee
Maria Konnikova Self - Writer, Psychologist
Ava Turnquest Herself / Self - Chief Reporter, Tribune News Network
Michael Swaigen Himself / Self - Filmmaker
Wendy Williams Herself (Archival Footage)
Dave Chappelle Himself (Archival Footage) / Self - Comedian
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jenner Furst, Julia Willoughby Nason

Writers

Jenner Furst, Julia Willoughby Nason, Lana Barkin, Jed Lipinski

Cast

Ja Rule Himself (Archival Footage) / Self - Co-Founder, Fyre Festival
Bella Hadid Self - Model
Billy McFarland Himself / Self - Founder, Fyre Festival
Cameron Davison Self - 'This Could Be You' Partygoer
Matthew Burton Spector Self - Festival Attendee
Maria Konnikova Self - Writer, Psychologist
Ava Turnquest Herself / Self - Chief Reporter, Tribune News Network
Michael Swaigen Himself / Self - Filmmaker
Wendy Williams Herself (Archival Footage)
Dave Chappelle Himself (Archival Footage) / Self - Comedian
Seth Crossno Himself / Self - Blogger
Alyssa Lynch Herself / Self - Influencer
Conan O'Brien Himself (Archival Footage) / Self - Host, Conan
Austin Mills Himself / Self - Influencer
Jia Tolentino Herself / Self - Writer, The New Yorker
Ben Meiselas Himself / Self - Partner, Geragos & Geragos
Calvin Wells Self - Venture Capitalist
Anastasia Eremenko-Berg Self - Billy McFarland's Girlfriend
Vickie Segar Self - Social Media Strategist
Jesse Eisinger Self - Senior Editor, Propublica

Producers

Jenner Furst Executive Producer
Julia Willoughby Nason Executive Producer
Dana Miller Ervin Executive Producer
Angela Freedman Executive Producer
Sharmi Gandhi Executive Producer
Michael Gasparro Executive Producer
Joanna Zwickel Executive Producer
Lana Barkin Producer
Michael Swaigen Producer
Cameron Davison Producer
Jed Lipinski Producer
Kate Ferraguto Producer
Kelsey Field Producer
Alec Macrae Producer
Patrick Newell Producer
Alyssa Raimann Producer
Lavell Wells Producer

Editors

M. Brennan, Matthew Prinzing, Devin Concannon, Matt Prinzing

2019EmmyOutstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program Nominated
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