Director Chris Smith’s documentary about the unraveling of the 2017 Fyre Festival has been acquired by Netflix.
Fyre goes inside the festival as told by the organizers themselves. Created by Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule, the Fyre Fest was promoted as a luxury music festival on a private island in the Bahamas, featuring A-list musical performances, first-class amenities and beautiful people. Guests arrived to discover a very different reality, which many documented via social media.
Fyre is produced by Danny Gabai, Chris Smith and Mick Purzycki. Executive producers are Brett Kincaid, Max Pollack, Matthew Rowean, Gabrielle Bluestone, James Ohliger and Elliot Tebele.
Smith’s previous works include the Emmy Award-nominated documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond; The Pool, which took home the 2008 Sundance Audience Award; and American Movie, the 1999 winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Documentary.
Fyre will be released globally Jan. 18, 2019 on Netflix.