Ulrik Einer Ehrhorn Gutt-Nielsen was born in 1974 and grew up in the suburb of Gladsaxe, Denmark. He made his first film at the age of 6. He is now married and has a five-year-old son.
Gutt-Nielsen was a student at the European Film College 1995−1996 and a journalist at a cable network in 1998. In 1999 he worked as copywriter and cartoon-voice over at a company called Gonzoft. He was freelance journalist, reporter at Danish Broadcasting Corporation and a TV presenter in 2000. He got his master’s degree in International Broadcast Journalism from University of Westminster in 2003.
In 2007 Gutt-Nielsen founded the independent production company Content Power House and produced two seasons of hallmark natural history series The Coasts of Denmark on national main channel. In 2013 and 2014 he won the TV festival awards for Best Big Character from the TV series Black Business. He was employed as creative producer of STV Productions A/S. As film director at Good Company Pictures Gutt-Nielsen made his festival debut with the documentary film Future Road (2015), which is now screened at the DocPoint festival.