Peter Grönlund was born in 1977 and lives in Stockholm. He formerly worked for the street magazine Situation Stockholm. He trained as a filmmaker at the Stockholm Film School, where he made three shorts. He later directed another five short films. The last of these, The Clearing (2011), was nominated for the Swedish Film Academy awards in the short film category and can be considered as the pre-work for his feature directorial debut, Tjuvheder/Thieves Honour.