Omar Robert Hamilton is a filmmaker and writer.

He co-founded Cairo's Mosireen Collective, making dozens of short political films on the Egyptian Revolution. At the height of global interest Mosireen was the most watched non-profit YouTube channel in the world. It remains the most watched in Egypt of all time.

Alongside documentary, his most recent fiction short, Though I Know the River is Dry (2013), premiered in competition at Rotterdam where it won the Prix UIP and was nominated for Best Short Film at the European Film Awards. 

He writes semi-regularly for Egyptian journalist collective, Mada Masr, and has been published in a range of other outlets, among them the London Review of Books and the Guardian. 

He is a co-founder of The Palestine Festival of Literature.

He is currently writing a novel about the Egyptian revolution. And once that's out of his system wants to do something completely different for a while.