Laurie Lynd

Laurie Lynd

Program Completed at the CFC

Cineplex Entertainment Film Program (Directors' Lab), Short Dramatic Film Program , CFC Features

Title of CFC Production Involved In

HOUSE

Completion Year

1991, 1992, 1995

Current Information

Biography

Laurie Lynd is a film and television writer/director based in Toronto. His second feature Breakfast With Scotstarring Tom Cavanagh and Ben Shenkman premiered at TIFF and in the US at The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), and has won Audience Favourite Awards at numerous  is being distributed by Mongrel Media in Canada, Seville internationally, and by Regent Releasing/Here Films in the U.S. 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 for Best Dramatic Short) andRSVP, which features a vocal performance by Jessye Norman. All three films were selected for both TIFF and SUNDANCE.

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

Lynd's recent 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; Open Heart starring Megan Follows; Virtual Mom (also selected to open the Sprockets Film Festival), starring Debbie Reynolds and Sheila McCarthy, as well as episodes of Shaftesbury's Murdoch Mysteries (including the season III & V openers, partly shot in Bristol, UK, and the Yukon, respectively) and Baxter; MTV/Logo's Noah's Arc; CTV's Degrassi: The Next Generation and Showtime's Queer As Folk.