Breakfast with Scot

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Breakfast with Scot
Breakfast with Scot.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Laurie Lynd
Produced by Paul Brown
Howard Rosenman
Nadine Schiff
Written by Sean Reycraft
Starring Thomas Cavanagh
Ben Shenkman
Noah Bernett
Music by Robert Carli
Cinematography David A. Makin
Edited by Susan Shipton
Distributed by Miracle Pictures (CAN)
Regent Releasing
Mongrel Media (CAN DVD)
here! Films (US DVD)
Release dates
November 16, 2007 (CAN)
October 10, 2008
Running time
95 minutes
Country Canada
Language English
Budget $3.5 million
Box office $46,060

Breakfast with Scot is a 2007 Canadian comedy film. It is adapted from the novel by Tufts University professor Michael Downing.

The screenplay was adapted by Sean Reycraft from the book by Michael Downing, and the film was directed by Laurie Lynd. The film attracted significant press attention in 2006, when the National Hockey League and the Toronto Maple Leafs announced that they had approved the use of the team's logo and uniforms in the film.[1] Breakfast with Scot was the first gay-themed film ever to receive this type of approval from a professional sports league.[1][2]

In early 2007, several months before the film's release, an excerpt was screened at Toronto's Inside Out Film and Video Festival as an advance preview, alongside Lynd's earlier short films RSVP and The Fairy Who Didn't Want to Be a Fairy Anymore.[3]


Eric McNally (Tom Cavanagh) is a gay retired hockey player turned television sportscaster who lives with his partner Sam (Ben Shenkman), a sports lawyer. When Sam unexpectedly becomes the legal guardian of his brother's stepson, Scot (Noah Bernett), their lives are turned upside down as the demands of being a parent — as well as the boy's preference for clothing and hobbies which suggest that he may also be gay — begin to intrude ever more strongly on Eric's desire to remain closeted at work. Eric's unwillingness to accept the situation eventually fades as Scot teaches Eric about loving your true self.


  • Although not listed in the credits the Milton Winterhawks, from Milton, Ontario played Scot's hockey teammates as background characters.


The film won the Globola Audience Award for the best international movie at the Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage Hamburg (Hamburg International Queer Film Festival) in October 2008.[4]

It also won the Family Feature Film award from the Directors Guild of Canada, November 2008.[5]


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