Review – A World Away by Theresa Kowall-Shipp

A World Away, is the signature pop ballad from the award-winning musical, Golden Lotus. Sung by award-nominated singer Harriet Chung and written by award-winning composer George Chiang, the song transcends time with a heart wrenching message about missing the person you love.

A World Away, is the signature pop ballad from the award-winning musical, Golden Lotus.

Sung by award-nominated singer Harriet Chung and written by award-winning composer George Chiang, the song transcends time with a heart wrenching message about missing the person you love.

Harriet Chung – A World Away

Directed by Theresa Kowall-Shipp, the official music video of Harriet Chung’s A World Away will take your breath away. Powered by stunning visuals, the video does justice to Chung’s mesmerizing voice as this ballad of unfulfilled love is a powerhouse in its own right, impressing the audience through its sheer raw energy alone.

The winding curtains, the intense close ups and the deft camera work all are perfectly in sync with the tone of the song, elevating the lyrics and delivering a stunning audio visual experience.

Chung looks stunning as always as a melancholic bride waiting for her lover. From the white hues of her wedding dress to the all red interior of winding stair ways, there is a visual language to the song that perfectly complements the deep lyrics.

Harriet Chung – A World Away

The set design is beautiful and does not, at all, distract from the song. Several music videos often go overboard with this, displaying a highly intricate and complex set that detracts from the song at hand.

“This music video is a completely new version of A World Away with a live orchestra. We shot the MV in Revolution studio in Toronto during the orchestra recording and at the beautiful Heintzman Heritage House in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada.”

Theresa Kowall-Shipp, director

However, this is not the case here. The winding curtains, the intense close ups and the deft camera work all are perfectly in sync with the tone of the song, elevating the lyrics and delivering a stunning audio visual experience.

Harriet Chung – A World Away

The star of the show is Chung herself and everything, from her wardrobe to her jewelry, is a sight to behold.

The visuals of Chung displaying her aural prowess are interspersed with the orchestra which adds a unique touch to the whole affair. The video manages to hit all the right notes and leaves its viewers wanting more by the time it ends.

With stunning production quality and impeccable sound design, A World Away does its lyrics and its singer justice. Harriet Chung has a voice from the heavens and her music video will make you fall in love with your significant other all over again.

About the team

George Chiang – Composer

George Chiang is a Canadian actor, writer, lyricist, composer and producer. Chiang has created several award-winning projects including the musical, Golden Lotus, the children’s book, The Railroad Adventures of Chen Sing and the song and music video for A World Away (Remix).


Theresa Kowall-Shipp – Director

American/Canadian Award winning TV/media professional Theresa Kowall-Shipp has produced, created, directed and/or written shows for Nat Geo, PBS/APT, CTV, CBC, Global, YTV, W, The Travel Channel, HGTV, Food Network, BBC, Discovery, Aspire, and Discovery Kids.

A seasoned producer, writer, director (show-runner), Theresa is a prolific content creator, the co-creator of Recipe to Riches, Grin and Build It and creator of Confucius was a Foodie.


Harriet Chung – Singer

Harriet Chung was born in Hong Kong and studied dance at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.

She moved to Canada to further her dance training at theNational Ballet of Canada. She has danced professionally with the Empire State Ballet, Ontario Ballet Theatre, Xing Dance Theatre among others.

She is currently recording a new album which will be released in early 2022. The first single of the album A World Away (Remix) has earned numerous Best Music Video awards. She was honoured with a Best Actress award from the Europe Film Festival for her performance in the music video.

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