Born in 1967, was educated at the School of Visual Arts in New York. After graduating, he worked for several years at the Norwegian national public broadcaster NRK on production of the youth television-magazine programme U, for which he made several documentaries.
Tyldum has also become one of Norway's most sought after directors of commercials, and has won a numerous awards for his productions in this field. He has also made several short films, most notably the 40 minute Fast Forward from 2000 and Most People Change, one of the segments from the portmanteau feature film Utopia - Nobody is Perfect in the Perfect Country (a.k.a. Most People live in China) from 2002.
In 2003 Tyldum made his feature film debut with the critically acclaimed and Norwegian box office smash Buddy, which won numerous awards. (www.norvegianfilms.no)