Alexander Abaturov was born in 1984 in Russia. He graduated from Gorky University and became a journalist after his studies. In 2010, he arrived in France and joined the Master in Creative Documentary Filmmaking at the Lussas Documentary School. In 2013, he directed his first documentary film, Les Âmes dormantes, which was selected in many festivals and awarded at the Festival Cinéma du Réel (French Institute Prize). Paradise is his second feature documentary.