Tim Southam has directed dramas, comedies and documentaries exploring life on the land, life in politics and life in the arts. He has also worked as a director on several of the world's most-watched series.

His films include the feature drama The Bay of Love and Sorrows, the feature documentary Drowning in Dreams, the television movie One Dead Indian, the miniseries Trudeau: Maverick in the Making and a celebrated collection of performing arts films, The Tale of Teeka, Danser Perreault, Love Letters, Satie and Suzanne, Inner Voices and Brent Carver: Home through the Night. Recent series include multiple episodes of Bones and House.

In the works for 2014-15 are the feature film Hey 45 written by Morwyn Brebner and guest directing work on the A&E series Bates Motel.

In addition to regular successes with audiences and critics, awards for his work include three best directing Geminis, two best program Geminis, the Banff Rockie and nominations for the Genie, Jutra and Grammy.