Laurie Lynd

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Laurie Lynd (born May 19, 1959 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian film and television director and screenwriter, best known as the director of the feature film Breakfast with Scot.[1]

In his early career, Lynd made the short films Together and Apart (1986) and RSVP (1991), the latter of which was cited by film critic B. Ruby Rich in her influential 1992 essay on the emergence of New Queer Cinema.[2] He then attended the Canadian Film Centre,[3] making the short film The Fairy Who Didn't Want to Be a Fairy Anymore (1992)[4] and the feature film House (1995)[5] while studying at that institution.

After his graduation from the CFC, he concentrated primarily on television directing,[3] including the television films Sibs and Open Heart, and episodes of Degrassi, Queer as Folk, I Was a Rat, Noah's Arc and Ghostly Encounters.

Breakfast with Scot, his second feature film, was released in 2007. His subsequent television work has included Forensic Factor, Baxter, Murdoch Mysteries, Good Witch and The Adventures of Napkin Man.

In 2010 he released the short film Verona, a preview segment of a planned feature film which recasts Romeo and Juliet as a romance between two gay university athletes from rival fraternities.[6] The feature project is now in development and tentatively slated for release in 2016.


  1. ^ Onstad, Katrina (8 September 2007). "Five questions for... Laurie Lynd, director of Breakfast with Scot". Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  2. ^ B. Ruby Rich, "New Queer Cinema" in Michele Aaron, New Queer Cinema: A Critical Reader. Rutgers University Press, 2004. ISBN 978-0813534862. pp. 14-22.
  3. ^ a b Laurie Lynd at
  4. ^ "Contrary fairy tale is class work". Toronto Star, July 2, 1993.
  5. ^ "Anti-hero's neuroses create a theatrical treat on screen". Toronto Star, July 19, 1996.
  6. ^ "The Starcrossed Gay Frat Boys of “Verona”". The Backlot, June 16, 2010.

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