Fyre Festival Doc Launches on Hulu


Fyre Fraud, a documentary about 2017’s failed Fyre Festival, is now streaming on Hulu.

Hulu’s documentary features an exclusive interview with event organizer Billy McFarland, as well as appearances by whistleblowers, victims and insiders. Fyre Fraud was directed by Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning directors Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason. Furst and Nason also executive produced alongside Michael Gasparro, The Cinemart, MIC and Billboard.

Marketed as a luxury music festival with the help of rapper Ja Rule, influencers and models, Fyre Festival was set to play host to bikini-clad supermodels and A-list musical performances on a private island in the Bahamas. But the event turned into a massive failure that left thousands of would-be revelers stranded and without the promised entertainment.

Fyre Fraud is more than the story of a failed music festival in the Bahamas—this dark comedy is a cautionary tale for a generation,” said Furst and Nason. “Billy McFarland offers us a window into the mind of a con artist, the insidious charm of the fraudster and how they can capture our imaginations, our investment and our votes in the age of Trump. McFarland’s staggering ambition metastasized in a petri dish of late-stage capitalism, corporate greed and predatory branding, all weaponized by our fear of missing out.”

The directors added: “Our aim was to set the stage for a strange journey into the moral abyss of our digital age, going beyond the meme to show an ecosystem of enablers, driven by profit and willing to look the other way, for their own gain. We draw on countless cultural references, on true crime tension and on humor—but we did not intend to create a toothless comedy about the Fyre Festival. We hope this film can pierce our collective apathy and disrupt our own millennial peers, if only for an instant—to look at these stories for what they truly are, and to halt this algorithm before it devours us whole.”