Before entering the film industry, Sheila Timothy has spent years in the advertising and music business. She is also a board member of recording Company PT Remaco that was founded by her late father, Eugene Timothy. She produced Pintu Terlarang (The Forbidden Door) in 2009 which won her the best film award in Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PIFAN).
In 2012 she produced her second feature film Modus Anomali. Modus Anomali got its first publicity when it won the Bucheon Award at the 4th Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF) in South Korea (18-20 July 2011). It then premiered in South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) in March 2012, and was released in Indonesia in April 2012. Her third feature, Tabula Rasa, was released in September 2014. Tabula Rasa received 4 awards in the prestigious Indonesian Film Festival 2014.
Sheila was elected as the first chairman of the Association of Indonesian Film Producers (APROFI), from 2013 to 2016. She then chosen as advisory board members for APROFI until now. In 2017, she produced and released a documentary feature, Banda the Dark Forgotten Trail with Jay Subyakto as the director. In her latest film, 212 Warrior (Wiro Sableng Pendekar Kapak Maut Naga Geni 212), Sheila is also credited as scriptwriter. 212 Warrior is 20th Fox Century’s first co-production venture in South East Asia.
In 2019 with Zack Lee, she produced and directed a food reality show for Vision+ (OTT), Once Upon a Time in Chinatown, a food documentary series which tells the stories of 7 legendary restaurants in Jakarta’s Chinatown. Stories of struggle, persistence, hard work, passion but also love and humanity.