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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, the head of story for Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet share some of the secrets of storyboarding an animated movie. Plus, find out how to make Hiccup’s fire sword from How to Train Your Dragon in real life, and watch Parks and Recreation star Jim O’Heir (aka Jerry) parody the most famous scene from the Fyre documentary. Read More »

Andy King

Of the two recently released Fyre Festival documentaries, only one featured a scene where someone confessed that they’d be willing to perform fellatio in order to help the soon-to-be-doomed fest succeed. That would be Netflix’s Fyre, in which event producer Andy King admits that Fyre Festival “mastermind” Billy McFarland asked him to perform oral sex on some guy in order to secure a large quantity of Evian water for the festival. The moment quickly went viral after Fyre premiered, and turned King into an overnight celebrity. But according to King, he originally begged the filmmakers to cut the scene out of the doc entirely.

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fyre festival documentary fundraiser

Fyre, one of the two Fyre Festival documentaries that dropped last week, is a wall-to-wall showcase for frustrating to downright loathsome people. But there’s one truly sympathetic figure at the center of it all: Maryann Rolle, a restaurant owner who was hired to prepare food for the infamous, disastrous event. When the festival fell through, Rolle had to pay her staff out of her own pocket for the prep, taking a considerable financial loss int he process. Now, perhaps in an effort to prove that there’s still a modicum of good left in this nightmarish world, people have taken to GoFundMe for Rolle, raising over $160,000 so far.

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Fyre and Fyre Fraud Compared

It’s been less than two years since the debacle of the Fyre Festival. The proposed event on a Bahamian island was going to showcase major musical acts such as Blink-182 and Major Lazer; it was overseen by, among others, rapper Ja Rule; and it would create a new Coachella or Burning Man for the social-media elite.

Of course, the dreams of the festival organizers were revealed to be impossible at best and criminal at worst; when attendees (who had paid an insane amount of money) arrived, they found something closer to a disaster zone than a luxury party atmosphere. The ensuing insanity provides fodder for not one, but two documentaries that dropped online last week. Ironically enough, just as Hulu’s Fyre Fraud and Netflix’s Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened document the ethical and moral breakdown of the failed event, they also shine a light on the ethics and morals, or lack thereof, of modern documentary filmmaking.

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Fyre Fraud trailer

Here’s something many people didn’t see coming, including Netflix: five days before Netflix launches Fyre, their documentary about the ill-fated Fyre Festival, Hulu has dropped a Fyre Festival doc of their own. Below, you can check out the Fyre Fraud trailer, which announces Hulu’s now-streaming documentary. Of the two docs, Fyre Fraud is the only one to feature an exclusive interview with Fyre Media founder Billy McFarland.

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Fyre festival movie

Where were you in April of 2017? For your sake, I hope you weren’t on a private island in the Bahamas attending the infamous Fyre Festival, but if you did happen to be there, maybe we’ll see you in the background of Fyre, a new Netflix documentary that provides a first-hand account of the legendarily terrible music festival. Organizers promised attendees they’d be a part of an epic, unforgettable experience, and they certainly were – but far from the one they expected. Read More »

Fyre trailer

The Fyre Festival was sold as a luxury music festival hosted on a private island where guests could live like rock stars – for a hefty price. Once attendees arrived, however, chaos reigned. Instead of fancy villas and gourmet meals, they were greeted with tents and – perhaps worst of all – cheese sandwiches. A scam was afoot, and lawsuits followed. Netflix will take viewers inside the disastrous non-festival with the new documentary Fyre, hitting the streaming service in January. Watch the Fyre trailer below.

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