Mats Grorud is a Norwegian director and animator who studied Animation at Volda University College. He complimented his animation career with studies in Denmark, Beirut and Beijing. Mats directed the short films Santa Klaus and My Grandmother Beijing, and animated on Backyard stories (Kaja Polmar, 2006) and Piotr Sapegin’s Grandpa is a raisin (2006). Today, Mats runs his own company called Nubbsjangs Productions, where he develops his own projects, does commissioned work and teaches animation. He has also worked on several documentary projects. In 2007, Grorud started working on his debut feature animated documentary film, The Tower, along with producer Frank Søbstad at Tenk.tv.