Auburn filmmaker winning big with LGBT-themed short film
‘Kings & Queens’
Elmer J. Howard, an Auburn resident and owner of Thrive Productions, has picked up numerous awards with his locally-made short film, “Kings & Queens,” after making its rounds through a number of international film festivals, including awards for some of the cast and the writer.
“Kings & Queens,” shot in Portland over three days in August 2020, centers on Lucy, a newly-single young lesbian down on her luck as she struggles to discover her true self. When she finds herself at a new job with a drag scene, things begin to change for her, and a sense of hope emerges.