A music video can't be made without a director. So you'd think an award show dedicated to music videos would actually invite the individuals who brought the video to life — but sadly, that's not what MTV thinks!
After director Josh Forbes found out his music video for Walk The Moon's Shut Up And Dance had been nominated for Best Rock Video at the VMAS, his excitement was short lived.
Because soon after, he learned that he wasn't even invited to attend the Miley Cyrus-hosted event! Aside from the musical artists and presenters, MTV offers Video Music Awards tickets only to those who are individually nominated in the Best Director category!
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The Contracted 2 director learned that if he really wanted to go, he could buy a ticket — for $450 to $800 a pop! Not having that kind of money to throw around, Forbes is trying to crowdfund his way to the VMAs!
On Saturday, he set up a GoFundMe page as a "social experiment" with a goal of raising $1,300 for tickets for himself and his pregnant wife, a killer suit, and an Uber to the Microsoft Theater at LA Live! He wrote:
"If I could get a bunch of people to donate a few bucks apiece I just might have a shot at going to this silly thing. And if I go, I'm not just going for myself, I'm going as a champion for the little guy. The outsider goofball who wasn't invited to his own party. I represent every little guy with a dream, hoping for a shot at the big leagues. Is that too grandiose? Perhaps, but it's worth a shot."
His inspiring message worked! Forbes quickly exceeded his goal and has currently collected over $2,300 in donations! Check out his campaign video (below):
And look for Josh when you watch the VMAs on Sunday, August 30 at 9pm ET!
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