Jesse began his career at Fox Sports Net as an Associate Producer of Fox Sports News and The Keith Olbermann Evening News. He attended the producing program at the American Film Institute where he reconnected with David Gross, a close friend from their days at summer camp in Canada. Soon after school, the two started No Trace Camping. It took several years of development, lonely lunches and unreturned phone calls to make GOON, their first film together.
Prior to his time in the entertainment business, Jesse was a scout in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills. He played college football at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY and was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; a place he holds dearly. His family, including parents Barbara and Daniel Shapira, still reside there, and Jesse visits frequently to this day.
David graduated from the MFA Producing program at the American Film Institute in 2007. After producing several short films, music videos, and working for a few reasonably successful Hollywood producers, he formed No Trace Camping Productions with lifelong friend Jesse Shapira. Their first feature was GOON.
David spends his time between Los Angeles and Toronto.
Jeff has been working for 16 years in the feature film business. The first 10 years were spent as a studio executive at 20th Century Fox. He started at Fox Searchlight in 1999, during the nascent stages of the division, where he worked on such films as Alex Aja’s THE HILLS HAVE EYES, THE RINGER starring Johnny Knoxville and ONE HOUR PHOTO with Robin Williams. Arkuss worked his way up within the company, and most recently served as Vice President of Production at Fox Atomic. There he oversaw the production of a number of films, including THE ROCKER, starring Rainn Wilson, Emma Stone and Josh Gad.
Over the last five years, Arkuss has joined forces with Jesse Shapira and David Gross at No Trace Camping. WHAT IF was their first feature together.
Jeff was born in Boston, Massachusetts and also attended Colgate University, in Hamilton, NY, where he met Jesse.
Assistant to the Producers
Prior to joining No Trace Camping in 2014, Eric assisted the writers and producers of AMC & WeTV’s drama series THE DIVIDE. Before that, he worked in talent & literary management at The Cartel and Rain Management Group. He started as an intern at Fox Searchlight, Endgame Entertainment and the Tribeca Film Festival. Eric is originally from Bridgewater, NJ and is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
Director of Business Affairs
Chantelle joined No Trace Camping in 2014 as the Director of Business Affairs and Supervising Producer on the feature film adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s New York Times best-selling novel, “Room”. Prior to joining No Trace Camping, Chantelle worked in business affairs for the Canadian hit series “Flashpoint”. A Sheridan College grad, she produced her first feature, indie horror “Abolition” for Skeleton Key Global films in 2010. Her award-winning short films have screened worldwide.