Laurie Lynd

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Laurie Lynd is a Canadian film and television director, best known as the director of the feature film, Breakfast with Scot.

Breakfast with Scot, Lynd's second feature, starring Tom Cavanagh and Ben Shenkman, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival [TIFF] and in the US at The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). It won numerous Audience Favorite Awards. Breakfast with Scot is distributed in Canada by Mongrel Media, in the US by Regent Releasing/Here Films and internationally by Seville. Breakfast With Scot won the 2008 DGC award for Best Family Feature.

House, Lynd's first feature, stars Daniel MacIvor; Lynd also directed the musical shorts, The Fairy Who Didn't Want To Be A Fairy Anymore (Genie winner Best Dramatic Short; Silver Hugo Award Chicago International Film Festival; Best Short Seattle International Film Festival), and RSVP, which features a vocal performance by Jessye Norman. All three films were selected for both TIFF and Sundance Film Festival.

Lynd also produced John Greyson's award-winning short, The Making of "Monsters".

Lynd's television work includes directing the BBC mini-series I Was A Rat, starring Academy Award Winner Brenda Fricker and Tom Conti, which was selected as the opening night film for the Sprockets International Children's Film Festival, winning the YTV Silver Sprocket award as well as Best Children's Program at the Banff International Television Festival; MOWS's Open Heart starring Megan Follows and Virtual Mom (also selected to open the Sprockets Film Festival), starring Debbie Reynolds and Sheila McCarthy. Lynd's most recent MOW is for eOne/Up TV: Dear Viola, starring Kellie Martin.

Lynd’s episodic work includes seven seasons of Shaftesbury’s Murdoch Mysteries, (including the season 3 & 5 & 7 & 8 openers), for which he was nominated for both the DGC Award and the inaugural CSA Award for Best Direction, dramatic series). Also for Shaftesbury, he directed Baxter, and webisodes for The Listener and Murdoch Mysteries as well as the pilot for an original web series, The Inhuman Condition. He did MTV/Logo’s Noah’s Arc, CTV’s Degrassi: The Next Generation, Showtime’s Queer As Folk; for Fresh TV/Disney Channel: My Babysitter Is A Vampire.

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