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High Lift

After recovering from a tragic accident at a futuristic space elevator station an aerospace engineer’s resolve is again put to the test when he finds himself compelled to prevent the earth's destruction at the hands of what appears to be a group of rogue environmental terrorists.

Written by: Victor Cummings     [Contact Author]    Interview
Format: Screenplay
In the Vein Of: Die Hard
2001 A Space Odyssey
Posted: 08/03/2014
Updated: 09/06/2017
Author Bio: Grand prize winner in both action/adventure and science fiction/fantasy in the 2011 Dream Quest International Feature Screenwriting Competition for High Lift

Victor was born in rural Baltimore County Maryland. He attended Towson State College under a state senatorial scholarship studying theater arts.

A year later, Victor traveled to New York to attend the Circle in the Square Professional Workshop a graduate level training program for theater. Victor who is a natural storyteller has been told for most of his life that he should write. He took the hint, and now finds it difficult to stop writing.

Victor went to the Naval Science Institute in Newport, Rhode Island, and then graduated from the University of New Mexico Naval ROTC. He served in the USS Iwo Jima, LPH2 at Beirut, Lebanon in 1983, and returned to officer’s training that year. He served at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command as a systems analyst in Washington DC before returning to civilian life.

He completed a master in information systems management in 2003. Victor has written two one act plays, a series of theater reviews for the Los Alamos Monitor and began screenwriting about six years ago.

Victor has written three screenplays. High Lift was his second, and has begun writing a sequel to it with his co-author Dr. Bryan E. Laubscher.

Victor met Bryan when Bryan taught one of his astronomy labs in college and later attended Radio Astrophysics classes with him. Victor is currently writing a dark comedy “That Damned Burrito.”

He has done software engineering at four Fortune 500 companies. He now lives in Columbia, SC with his wife Lana, and divides his time between Java software engineering and screenwriting.

Contest Results: ScriptVamp/Feature (First Place)