This summer, The Landscaper’s Daughter—a short film co-written by and starring Reeves Lehmann, who is chair of the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department, and directed by alumnus Derek Curl (BFA 2000 Film and Video)—is making the rounds of film festivals and walking away with awards and positive reviews. The film tells the story of a high-school student who unwittingly causes her father to unravel when she attempts to interview him about his time in the Vietnam War. Lehmann co-wrote the screenplay with his daughter, Meaghan Lehmann, based on his own experiences as a Vietnam veteran.
The Landscaper’s Daughter was screened recently at the Sedona Film Festival, The NYC Picture Start Film Festival, The Long Island International Film Festival, The Stony Brook Film Festival and The Jerusalem International Film Festival. The film earned the Best Short Film award at the Long Island festival, and at Picture Start picked up a Best Actor Special Jury Mention for Lehmann and a Best Actress award for his co-star, Sara Lukasiewicz.