Batbayar Chogsom was born on 2 June 1974 in Mongolia and emigrated to Switzerland at the age of 26. After completing a basic programme in journalism, in 2012 he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from the University of Zurich. He went on to work as an archivist in the National Museum Zurich’s graphics and historical photograph collections. He is married, has two children and lives in Rapperswil in the canton of St. Gallen. Out of Paradise is Batbayar Chogsom’s debut film.