George Santos teams up with Fyre Fraud director for new paid doc

Washington DC - Not even a month after he was kicked out of Congress, former Rep George Santos is now working on a documentary about his brief, yet chaotic, tenure in politics.

Former Congressman George Santos is now working with a documentary filmmaker on a piece that aims to explore the "human side" of his story.
Former Congressman George Santos is now working with a documentary filmmaker on a piece that aims to explore the "human side" of his story.  © IMAGO / UPI Photo

It seems Santos just can't stay out of the spotlight.

In his latest attempt to maintain his cultural relevancy, Santos has teamed up with Jenner Furst, the filmmaker behind a handful of successful documentaries including Hulu's popular Fyre Fraud, a film about the disastrous Fyre Fly music festival.

Furst, who describes some of his work as "true comedy," recently told The New York Times that with his new Santos project, which is currently filming, he hopes to "focus more on the human side of the story."

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"There is the illusion that there's good people and bad people," he explained. "Ultimately, there still is truth. And I am committed to truth. And somehow, as someone committed to truth in a post-truth era, I don't think I can be as religiously attached to the existence of truth anymore."

The documentarian has faced criticism as Santos is receiving compensation for the film, which some believe he does not deserve, considering his alleged financial offenses and his history of lying.

Furst said their agreement is common practice in his industry, and will cover photographs, videos, and "a lot of personal stuff that people have never seen."

What is George Santos doing after Congress?

Since he was voted out of his congressional seat by his colleagues earlier this month, Santos has kept himself busy by making money on the website Cameo, and doing numerous interviews. He has even hinted on several occasions that he is writing a book, which will give him a chance to tell his own story.

Many believe Santos is working hard to help pay for legal fees as he is currently facing 23 criminal charges which include fraud and money laundering.

HBO also announced that they are working on a movie adaptation of Santos' story, but he has threatened to take legal action, as he claims to not have authorized the project.

Despite the infamous reputation he has gained, Santos has vowed that one day he plans to make a comeback to politics once he "outlives" those that ousted him.

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