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  • bunyonpaul13 September 2008
    This film is "The Bomb"!!!!! The scenes were written in rare form and performed exceptionally by the cast... I highly recommend this film to anyone interested in Sci Fi and independent film... The film explores a whole new range of indie subject matter that is rarely touched by the indie producers... Michael Harris did a great job and I take my hat off to New Visions Film Group. Executive Producer Mazola Brown put down a hard, chilling example of an urban sci fi drama. Anyone who needs a thrill from seeing a great movie... I highly recommend this film. Director of Photography Lionel Elder did a great job in the filming style of the film and I think this project will go far... And I'm looking forward to What New Visions Film Group has to offer next.
  • New Visions Film Group Does It Again!!! I don't know how they do it. Yes their films are low budget… And Yes they still have a long way to go… but I can see where they were going with "Chip Factor" and I think they are really on to something. This project marks a new era in indie film companies of the South and projects like this are on the edge of more great things to come. The acting was pretty good and the story was great. I can see how with a little budget this project would have been a blockbuster. It's great to see a new film company in town that not only dares to go beyond the limit... but they are willing to even test areas not commonly explored by small budget indie companies. All I can say is that you've got to check it out for yourself.
  • Director Michael K. Harris and New Visions Film Group have done a great job of creating a Sci Fi movie in an urban setting. I appreciate the fact that they are giving so many people opportunities to be involved in film despite the fact that they are a small production house.

    The cast performed a wonderful job. Robert Hatch, Tasia Grant and the entire cast did a great job.

    The Film was great... the acting was great... and I applaud New Visions Film Group, Mazola Brown, The Cast and Director Michael K. Harris for a tremendous job. This film must be great because I read somewhere that they've already sold 4,000 copies out of the trunk of their car!!!!

    I can't wait to see what they do next.
  • It's hard to judge a film such as this. Its cold and hard, yet can be exhilarating and sarcastic. It can be average, yet it can be visionary. Exploitive? Satirical? Too many questions to consider when one watches this film.

    Don't let the amateur special effects fool you, this movie is ridiculously good. Do whatever you can to find this hidden gem even if you have to steal it...

    Even after 1 year, this film still speaks volumes about our current culture, which many ideals are ringing true today. The younger generations are out of control due to lack of parental control, junk culture is becoming commonplace, violence is desensitizing the masses, and we all seem to be enjoying the ride on the way down. It's very difficult to find movies which can make such startling commentary, yet hold on to such accusations for an extended period of time. Nowadays, films are focused-grouped to death, conformity is more powerful than artistry, and money is far more important than quality. This film took a huge leap, challenging society to take a hard look at itself. Unfortunately, society wasn't ready for this film, which is why it is revered now more than ever.

    I smell an Oscar nomination
  • I heard about this film from a lot of movie viewers, so I bought the film to check it out. I was blown away, not only by the movie cast, plot and special effects, but by the actual concept of human experimentation of microchip implantation.

    I have heard this is not too far away from actually happening in the future, if not happening already now. Think about it, the person right next to you could be that person with a mind controlling implant.

    I am truly a Sci Fi fan. I can really appreciate New Visions Film Group for producing such a eye opening film and thinking "outside of the box". And I encourage EVERYONE to get this film. This film is fantastic!! The director Michael K. Harris is a visionary.

    To New Visions Film Group, very well done with the Chip Factor film!!!
  • Chip Factor is an eclectic mix of Sci Fi with urban Drama. New Visions Film Group takes it to the hilt pushing the envelope on creativity and talent despite low budget. This film far exceeded my expectations and I applaud New Visions Film Group on a great effort. I highly recommend this film to anyone interested in checking out something new in independent film. The music was great and it played a vital role in bringing out the context of the movie. Director Michael K. Harris proves that you can take a focused group of individuals and make great things happen and this movie is the evidence to prove it. I am glad to see a new brand of film coming out from an independent group from the South. Thanks to you New Visions Film Group.
  • This film is one of the most entertaining independent films I've seen in recent years. Director Michael K. Harris goes beyond expectations with the use of creativity and great acting talent as well. I highly recommend this film to anyone looking for something new and different in independent film.

    For the viewer who is looking for films, that think "outside the box", this film is definitely a "keeper". To view this film was a refreshing experience of what can and is happening in a world of modern technology, and not just a myth anymore.

    I could appreciate this film going into an area of a different genre style, a Sci Fi drama with an urban flare. To combine this two genres was sheer genius. I commend New Visions Film Group, the director Michael K. Harris and the cast, for their courageous effort to make this film.
  • This film was actually better than I thought... I never expect too much from indie films and actually I was surprised by this one... The directing was pretty good. The guy who played Steve Ballard did a great job and overall the movie was pretty good. I give it a firm 8 overall rating.

    Sometimes its hard to judge a film's true potential knowing that the budget presented some limitations to what was trying to be accomplished... however this film still got the point of the story across despite the budget and other limitations.

    The music was actually pretty good too. Chuck D. and Slam Jamz did a great job in supplying some of the songs for the film.
  • Hmmm… who's Idea was this for the story "Chip Factor" Kinda scary. The film was so in tune to what is actually happening today in micro-chip technology. Someone's been doing some extensive research because being a microchip technician myself… I know that some of the facts and information in the film about microchips are actually true. I thought that was great. I like to see a film that at least has some basic concepts of factual information. It just adds to the quality of the story. and this story I really liked. I think Director Harris is doing some great things in the South in independent film. I hear they give a lot of opportunities for people to get involved as well. Great film.
  • I really appreciated the fact that Director Michael K. Harris chose to have a multicultural cast in this film as it makes for a more interesting story. The subplot of each one of their lives led to a great combination of events which definitely kept me entertained throughout. New Visions Film Group seems to have some really great things going on. They seem to be willing to take chances where other indie companies wont and I like where they are taking it. Professor Griff did a great job in the scene he was in as well. It's also good to see Chuck D and Slam Jamz working with an up and coming company. As the music soundtrack did help to bring out the project. Great Movie... I recommend.
  • Warning: Spoilers
    I must say, director Michael K. Harris gets better with every film he makes. "Chip Factor" is his third feature film. And this one is a thrill ride compared to his previous two films, "Reflections" and "The Common Denominators." Harris must have had a bigger budget for this one compared to his earlier works, since there are some special effects on this one. Particularly, in one scene, where a person is killed and his head explodes and blood just spews out like a fountain. It's cheesy, but you got to give the man credit, because most indie films don't have that much special effects, if any at all.

    And you got to give actor Derrick Barrett props for acting as the devious womanizing scientist, Dexter St. James. He's like the Robert DeNiro to Michael K. Harris' Martin Scorsese.

    I only see more critical acclaim for this movie. It was fun and very entertaining.
  • This film kinda gets up inside you and rips you to pieces then puts you all back together again… It will make you laugh, it will make you cry and laugh at the same time. It will make you want to know more about what these scientists are doing with these microchips. I like this kind of film because it's not your usual typical everyday film. Yes It did not have the bombs and explosions that you might see in a Will Smith movie but it was still great. New Visions Film Group did an excellent job on this one. I like the locations they used as well. They had scenes in this film that you would expect to see in a bigger budget project.
  • It was really great to see such a multicultural cast in this project… a lot of films I've been seeing recently have been all black or all white or all one ethnicity… and it was good to see many different cultures represented in this film. I applaud this film group for taking the time to involve many kinds of people in their projects. And Maybe thats why I read some where that they sold 4000 copies of the film before they got a distribution deal. I take my hat off to a company who has "The Audacity of Hope" and the ability to make it happen. Keep up the good work and I'm looking forward to seeing more from this company. New Visions Film Group is the Bomb!!!!!
  • This reminded me of one of those films that would have a part two… it left me hanging for more… I would like to know what ultimately became of some of the characters in the story. This film was funny… it was gory… it was even sexy at times. It also made me think about the future of modern technology. And I really shouldn't even say the future because a lot of the things discussed in the movie are real right now. So yeah... guys... when is the part two coming... I think everyone who sees it will be thinking that it should have a part two... because I know I did. Chip Factor was a good Idea and should be in consideration of showing what happens next. Good job New Visions.
  • Just wanted to say that Robert Hatch did a great job in this movie Chip Factor. I think the role allowed him to explore the boundaries of his acting capacity. He really showed us what he was made of… and he even pulled off a few stunts. I really appreciated the action value of the film despite the fact that it was low budget. I like Director Michael K. Harris' style and how he puts his movies down. He seems like a "wild and crazy" guy. New Visions Film Group has some really great things going on. I think that ultimately this film will go far. And I definitely look forward to seeing what films they come out with next. The music which I understand some of which is done by Michael Harris, was great.
  • One thing I can say is that this film Chip Factor had some pretty women. There's a couple of scenes in here where I was really impressed with the cast and the beautiful women that could act pretty good too. A lot of times you see films with great looking people who can't act worth a damn... this film did not fit that category. and I also felt that it was not some typical corny street thug movie. I like the fact that the story and the dialogue had some substance... That guy Robert Hatch did a great job... that's the second movie I've seen him in by New Visions Film Group and he was pretty good. Keep putting those fine women in your films and I'll keep buying them!!!!!!
  • Overall I thought the film was pretty good however I like movies that have a lot of violence and sex and this film almost did it for me but not quite. Some of the scenes that did involve sexual content could have stood to go just a little further. Not to the point of being porn but maybe just a little more. I usually watch movies late at night with my girlfriend and we like to watch things that get us a little turned on before we get in the bed. And my girl doesn't like to watch porn but she likes movies that can get her a little excited. So overall I think she liked it. I liked it.. and the sex and violence is just something of my personal preference and the sex part is my girl's preference.... but overall... Great Film.
  • This film kinda gets up inside you and rips you to pieces then puts you all back together again… It will make you laugh, it will make you cry and laugh at the same time. It will make you want to know more about what these scientists are doing with these microchips. I like this kind of film because it's not your usual typical everyday film. Yes It did not have the bombs and explosions that you might see in a Will Smith movie but it was still great. New Visions Film Group did an excellent job on this one. I like the locations they used as well. They had scenes in this film that you would expect to see in a bigger budget project. Good job New Visions!!!!!
  • All though this film was entertainin… it jus made me wanna kick back and drink a sixpack of beer. The store was pretty good and I like that guy Dexter St. James… I jus wonder how he kept from getting a stiffie from bein round all those fine womens… This film kept me entertained right on through my last beer and I was finished drinkin and lookin for more from the movie... but round that time it was 2am and I figured I'd go to bed. So although the movie was pretty long... it was still pretty darn good. They had some cool special effects too. Now I know it wasn't no big Hollywood film but it was still good enough to keep me on the edge of ma seet. So hell yeah... I'd say check it out if you wanna be entertained for a couple a hours. Chip Factor was pretty darn good!
  • This film is "The Bomb"!!!!! The scenes were written in rare form and performed exceptionally by the cast... I highly recommend this film to anyone interested in Sci Fi and independent film... The film explores a whole new range of indie subject matter that is rarely touched by the indie producers... Michael Harris did a great job and I take my hat off to New Visions Film Group. Executive Producer Mazola Brown put down a hard, chilling example of an urban sci fi drama. Anyone who needs a thrill from seeing a great movie... I highly recommend this film. Director of Photography Lionel Elder did a great job in the filming style of the film and I think this project will go far... And I'm looking forward to What New Visions Film Group has to offer next.
  • I thought the film was very good. I enjoyed the Sci Fi concept with the urban flare. I recommend this film, especially to everyone who likes Sci Fi films. This one is a "keeper".

    There were good special effects and the cast was good. The music background went well with the different film scenes. I could also follow the story line.

    Hopefully, New Visions Film Group will continue to make more films. I will be looking for them. The director Michael K. Harris, is a visionary, he thinks "outside of the box".

    Good job New Visions Film Group!!
  • Pretty good film… I like the style of how the whole thing was put together. These guys remind of movies I used to see back in Texas. I like the raw grittyness of the film that left you in anticipation. Very well put together. It wasn't extremely violent or sexual but it still made the points and got the story across... I like the fact that it was over two hours because I like a film that gives me the full story. It didn't rush to the end. The acting was pretty good too. I think there are a lot of great actors and actresses out there who are getting the experience they need from films like this and in turn the director and production company get more experience as well. So this film... like I said... pretty good... pretty good.
  • I was really surprised to see so many up and coming faces in this film. Tasia Grant for instance has been in a number of films and it was great to see her in this one. Chimere Love as well. I just saw her in a movie with Vivica Fox. The casting for the film fit right on time with the characters. I think it was well written and could have used more budget and resources to really bring it to the next level. But overall it was good. I applaud Executive Producer Mazola Brown for playing a key role in bringing this project into existence. It makes me wonder what's on the table next for New Visions Film Group. I've been hearing a lot about them lately and this film is mostlikely the reason why. Great job!!!
  • One of the best movies I have ever reviewed. I was not prepared for the Chip Factor experience - you can't prepare yourself for it; it just happens to you.

    Professor Griff, a member of hip hop supergroup Public Enemy, does a great job in the scenes which he appears in this movie, and I can only say that Director, Michael K. Harris is a great filmmaker.

    There's a lot going on here, folks. A hefty gentleman wins a hand, rakes in his earnings, and then promptly suffers the sort of full system overload he convulses violently and then his head explodes!!!!!!

    We also gain some valuable insight into Michael K. Harris's signature directorial moves. His style is clever... Savvy... and he challenges the viewer with questions about what's really happening in the scene.

    At one point... a fight scene breaks out that is so incredible that they must have used stunt men in this scene to actually pull it off. It was one of the best movie fight sequences I have ever seen in an indie film. Chip Factor has shown me the there are ways. to take a great idea and turn it into a great film.

    Chip Factor is a movie of such staging that it's depth was far beyond what I expected. Director, Michael K. Harris proved his capability of making a film that went far beyond what I expected from an indie project such as this. I've encountered a wide range of filmmakers and indie films... but this was actually the first time that I've encountered an indie filmmaker who has actually made me excited about what they would produce Next...

    Chip Factor... I loved it and highly recommend it.... and the only reason I recommended it a 9 is because there is always slight room for improvement... but overall... excellent job.
  • Great Job!!!! Director Michael K. Harris on Chip Factor... This film just goes to show that with a little creativity and clever planning a great project can be created.

    This film is not only entertaining but it also explores the realm of microchip technology and how they are being used in our world today and in the future... The cast was great and Professor Griff did a great job as well.

    This project will definitely make distributors and others take a closer look at what New Visions Film Group has to offer. I take my hat off to Michael... Mazola... Robert Hatch... and the rest of the cast for a great Job!!!!!!!

    Can't wait to see what they do next!!!!
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