Before entering filmmaking, Sheila Timothy spent years of her life in music business. She is also on the board of one of the oldest recording company in Indonesia, PT Remaco. In 2008 she produced Joko Anwar’s Pintu Terlarang (Forbidden Door) with her newly-established film company, LifeLike Pictures. The film went on to win best film in Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PIFAN) in 2009.
In 2011 she organized the Fantastic Indonesian Short Film Competition (FISFiC) in a bid to find new and talented filmmakers in the country.
In 2012 she produced, Modus Anomali, written and directed by Joko Anwar. The film premiered at South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) in March 2012,Modus Anomali was distributed in Europe and the US.
Her third feature, Tabula Rasa, a family drama Directed by Adriyanto Dewo, was released in 25 September 2014.
Sheila is also the President for The Association of Indonesian Film Producer (APROFI), 2013-2016.