Fremantle partners with AMPLE Entertainment on After the Fyre
Having already started principal photography, After the Fyre will accompany McFarland as he re-emerges in the outside world after serving four years of his six-year prison sentence. The film will accompany the disgraced entrepreneur as he launches his next business venture and attempts to pay back the $26 million dollars he still owes after scandalously defrauding investors, partners and attendees of the promised-but-botched luxurious music event that took place in 2017.
The original feature documentary will pick up where both Netflix’s four-time Emmy-nominated Fyre and Hulu’s Emmy-nominated Fyre Fraud left off in early 2019, when they both competed for viewers and global headlines. The film is directed by AMPLE Entertainment’s Co-Founders Ari Mark and Phil Lott, who had recent success with Adam McKay on HBO’s The Invisible Pilot.
Harry Gamsu, Vice President Acquisitions at Fremantle said: “After a considerable amount of time in solitary, millennial’s favourite conman Billy McFarland has re-emerged, energised and with an even more audacious plan than the last as he looks to clear his name and repay his debtors. This is the doc-sequel audiences have been crying out for and we’re delighted to have partnered with Ample to make it happen.”
Ari Mark, Co-Founder of AMPLE Entertainment commented: “As we continue to aggressively cultivate our library of films, we’re generating IP-driven, must-see content that will resonate with viewers. After the Fyre is the perfect example of an in-house AMPLE production that is both premium and broad.”
It has been a busy year for AMPLE Entertainment, which recently produced The Invisible Pilot (HBO) with Adam McKay, as well as Queen of Versailles Reigns Again (discovery+). The company is developing and producing a slate of premium films and series, including the upcoming natural-history film Kangaroo Valley (Netflix), returning series Murder in the Heartland (discovery+) and several unannounced series with Roku, discovery+, History and more.
After the Fyre is the latest premium documentary to be announced by Fremantle as the global producer continues to build its name in the genre with a slate of high-end programming. Recently announced titles include Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne (Naked), Mrs. America (Fremantle, Anonymous Content, Spinning Nancy) and Kingdom of Dreams (Misfits).