Chris Smith, the director of Netflix's Fyre documentary, told BuzzFeed News via email that it is great that the campaign reached its target: "It feels great. I gave her my word when I was there that I would do everything I could. It took a long time to get her to set up the GoFundMe account. She was afraid it was another scam.
"It’s been nice to see how many people around the world were touched by her story and reached out to help."
He also said that there are plans for a fund for other Bahamian workers who were not paid, with a GoFundMe campaign possibly launching as soon as tomorrow: "I have been working with a local there, but it’s been hard to find the right person to administer the funds."
"At the moment we’ve been talking to Mark Musters and Andy King [contributors to the Fyre film] who were on the ground and they are looking to set up a GoFundMe with a few other contractors as they have most of the outstanding invoices and feel they could go down and personally distribute any donations they collect."
Fyre Festival was billed to be a luxury festival on an island in the Bahamas, but dire organisation and financial mismanagement resulted in the event swiftly falling apart. The festival’s creator, Billy McFarland, is currently serving a six-year prison term for defrauding investors in connection to the festival.