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 doc Drowning in Dreams, the television film One Dead Indian and the miniseries Trudeau: Maverick in the Making. He has also directed a celebrated collection of films adapted from music and stage works: The Tale of Teeka, Danser Perreault, Love Letters, Les voix intérieures, Satie and Suzanne, Brian Macdonald: Virtuoso Eclectic and Brent Carver: Home through the Night. Recent series include multiple episodes of Bones and House.

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. He is developing several projects, among them the film Hey 45 with Morwyn Brebner and Anna Stratton.