Tribute Video: In Memory of Jonah

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Dear Family, Friends, Teachers, & Students Who Knew Jonah:

My name is Stelth Ng and I was one of Jonah’s closest friends. His passing has affected the lives of so many and his struggle with depression and mental illness should not go unnoticed or be forgotten.

Jonah has been such a huge influence in who I am and what I do today. Since his passing, I have been in touch with his family and numerous close friends.

A group of us - all alumni of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada - have arranged for a tribute music/dance film to be made in honour of Jonah. Our hope is to immortalize the memory of his musical voice and his humble personality, while solidifying his musical and artistic endeavours during his life. As well, we are hoping to bring attention to the devastating effect mental illness can have on the lives and well-being of musicians and artists alike.

Our group of musicians - all of whom knew Jonah closely and shared fond memories with him both on and off stage - are recording a viola quintet, alongside a pair of dancers, choreographer, cinematographer, audio engineer, and producers. As well, arrangements with his family have been made to loan Jonah's own viola for this project, which will be played on for the making of this project.

The only thing at this point preventing us from successfully executing this production is the financial limitations. The funding we are asking for will be going towards travel expenses for our out of town artists, venue space, camera rentals, and paying the artists and video and audio team for their work.

We are all hoping that by reaching out to those who knew Jonah, that there would be an interest in helping support and seeing this production through. It would mean so much to us all; no matter the amount or help provided.

The filming and recording is scheduled to start in May.

The release of this production will be in the Fall of 2018.

Thank you so much for your time and kind consideration.

With love and gratitude,

Jonah's Friends.

For examples of our project concept:

Here are two previously made dance/music tributes - though with limited resources, and a restrained production timeframe.

The Lark (Solo Piano/Ballet) - 2016
Dedicated to The Late Jacques Israelievitch

Transcendence (String Quartet/Ballet) - 2017
Dedicated to Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux

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Dear Friends, Donors, Sponsors, and Family -

In Memory of My Dear Friend, Jonah Poplove:

Filming is done and the official trailer has been released:

Here is the Official Trailer:

Please help our team offset the production costs.

If and when this goal is reached, additional funds raised will be donated to the recently established "Jonah Poplove Memorial Fund for Mental Health" at The National Youth Orchestra of Canada. (Nyo Canada / NYO Canada)

GoFundMe Link:

Thank you so much, everyone!
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Dearest Friends & Family - Supporters and Patrons of this Campaign Alike:

I would like to sincerely extend my warmest gratitude to every single person who has contributed to the development of this tribute project for Jonah.

The support is tremendously heartfelt and touching.

I want to share with all of you, that in discussing this matter at length with several immediate family members of the Poplove Family, we have decided to change the release date of this film. We all feel that September 24th would be a difficult date to commemorate, and have decided on another date to be confirmed soon; either on Jonah's Birthday, or Mental Health Awareness Week.

Thank you, as always to all of you.
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