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. He then attended the Canadian Film Centre, making the short film The Fairy Who Didn't Want to Be a Fairy Anymore (1992) and the feature film House (1995) while studying at that institution; he was also credited as the producer of John Greyson's CFC project The Making of Monsters.
After his graduation from the CFC, he concentrated primarily on television directing, 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, Schitt's Creek and The Adventures of Napkin Man.
- Onstad, Katrina (8 September 2007). "Five questions for... Laurie Lynd, director of Breakfast with Scot". CBC.ca. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
- 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.
- Laurie Lynd at mediaqueer.ca.
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