David Gross


Gross grew up in Toronto, and met his future business partner, Pittsburgh-native Jesse Shapira, at summer camp in Ontario when he was eight years old. They have been best friends ever since and both decided to attend the American Film Institute’s producing program in 2005. Upon graduation, they went on to form the independently financed production company No Trace Camping, named in homage to their fondly recollected years spent at summer camp.

No Trace Camping garnered international attention in 2012 with their inaugural film venture, “Goon.” The film debuted as the highest grossing film in Canada during its opening weekend. “Goon” went on to earn over 4M at the Canadian Box Office, making it the top grossing Canadian film of 2012. NTC followed the success of “Goon” by optioning the Black Listed relationship-comedy “What If.” Released to strong notices in the US by CBS Films in 2014, WHAT IF starred Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Adam Driver and Mackenzie Davis. The acclaimed release of the Oscar®-winning drama “Room,” solidified the industry presence of producer David Gross, one of Variety’s “10 Producers to Watch” in 2015. In addition to winning the Oscar® for Best Actress for star Brie Larson, “Room” was nominated for 4 Oscars, 3 Golden Globes, and won several leading critic’s prizes.