Netflix obtained its trailer out first, however Hulu beat it to the punch with their very own documentary analyzing the occasions main as much as and after the tragic Fyre Festival in 2017. Both streaming corporations launched their very own documentaries final week, Fyre Fraud on Hulu and easily Fyre on Netflix.
If you went out this weekend, chances are high somebody introduced up the 2 docs.
Did you see the Fyre doc?
Yeah, the Netflix one. I haven’t seen the Hulu one but.
Ah yeah, I actually need to look at the Netflix one. The Hulu one is basically good.
If you haven’t seen both but, or solely seen one, and also you’re questioning if it’s value it to look at the opposite or each — it’s. Both documentaries cowl typically the identical timeline and content material: from the early days of Billy McFarland’s Magnesis and the Fyre app, for which the pageant was presupposed to be a promotional outlet, however we all know how that turned out; to the weeks and days main as much as the occasion; to the second that influencers and attendees arrived and the fallout that adopted.
The variations between the docs come from the place the footage originated.
Netflix partnered with Vice Media and Fuck Jerry, each of whom have been concerned within the manufacturing of the pageant to some extent. Fuck Jerry was employed to do advertising and marketing for Fyre and had a devoted movie crew following round manufacturing workers, which is how they have been in a position to compile such distinctive, unique behind-the-scenes footage.
Hulu’s huge draw was an unique interview with Billy McFarland (which McFarland was truly paid for, a giant journalistic moral no-no). It additionally used extra anecdotal footage from sitcoms and social media, in addition to memes and interviews with numerous journalists.
So which do you have to watch?
I’m personally a fan of extra story-driven content material, and Netflix excels in that regard. If you’re searching for extra of a fact-driven, precise documentary-style footage, Hulu could also be extra your cup of tea. Regardless, you’ll get some data in a single that you just received’t get within the different, and vice versa.
No matter what, the ultimate message to take house is that Fyre Festival was meant to be a promotional automobile for a client/reserving app, which ended up taking up a lifetime of its personal, and crashed & burned to an extremely epic diploma. It’s astonishing that the pageant was allowed to also have a first day. And you most likely don’t know the extent of all of it till you watch one in every of these docs.