Paulo Ravinski was born in Eastern Europe. Aspiring to be a filmmaker, he initially started out as a snuff film director, capturing actual human suffering, torture, and death on his movie camera. His first project was a controversial feature known as "The Widow's Eye". The film shocked so many in his country that Ranvinski was forced out, which is when he came to America. His fascination with capturing the macabre on camera, started at the very young age of 8, when he took his father's video camera and shot video of dying birds- Birds that were dying because he shot them with a BB Gun.