Timm began making films in the late 1990s, producing, directing and editing indie documentaries. An MFA graduate from University of Southern California, Timm worked in New Line Cinema’s story department, then moved to DreamWorks assisting on Catch Me If You Can, The Ring, Old School, and House of Sand and Fog. In 2003, he joined Landscape Entertainment, working on Sleepover and Mr. Woodcock. Timm joined Bigfoot Entertainment in Cebu, Philippines, where he was the development exec for Shanghai Kiss and Midnight Movie. In February 2014 Timm became Academic Director at the Film & Media Arts International Academy, where he helped design a curriculum for 21st new filmmakers.