Laurie Lynd is a film and television writer/director based in Toronto. His most recent feature film, Breakfast with Scot, premiered to critical acclaim at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and will be released theatrically by Mongrel Media.
Lynd’s next directing project is the film adaptation of Geoff Ryman’s ‘Wizard of Oz’-inspired novel, Was, with a screenplay co-written by Lynd and 2006 Costa Book of the Year award-winner, Stef Penney, co-produced by Talisman Films (UK) and Savi Media (Canada).
Lynd’s first feature, House, and his musical shorts, The Fairy Who Didn’t Want to be a Fairy Anymore (Genie Award, Best Short) and RSVP, all premiered at TIFF and the Sundance Festival. His TV work includes directing the BBC mini-series I was a Rat, featuring Academy Award-winner Brenda Fricker and Tom Conti, which opened the 2002 Sprockets International Children’s Film Festival and won the audience choice YTV Silver Sprocket Award for Best Feature, as well as Best Children’s Program at the 2002 BANFF International Television Festival. He has also directed episodes of MTV/Logo’s Noah’s Arc, CTV’s Degrassi, and Showtime’s Queer as Folk.