Tim Travers Hawkins was studying Politics in Bristol when he ran away to Seville to study flamenco guitar. After a long period of insanely intense training he took a trip to Argentina where he ended up staying for a few years. That's when he first started taking pictures and making films, and he studied under radical mavericks Fernando Birri and Pino Solanas. He followed some good friends to Colombia where he settled for a while and formed a political film collective called Movimiento Cinemachete with Simon Paetau and Juan Soto, using participatory filmmaking as a way expose and challenge violence. He also had a spell at the International Film School in Havana.
His most recent films are 1000 Voices, Surpriseville and Invisible Picture Show.