Jesse Shapira


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.