David Mossop, Director of Sherpas Cinema, was born in Edmonton Alberta. He gained a love of photography at an early age from Swiss pianist, mountaineer, and photographer Boris Roubakine. His parents Grant and Ruth Mossop were both professional musicians and helped nurture his understanding of great art. Grant, also the director of the Geological Survey of Canada, helped foster a profound appreciation of nature, and mountains in particular.
David graduated from University of Victoria with distinction in Anthropology and Film Studies in 2004, where film professor Brian Hendricks had set the groundwork for David’s artistic filmmaking approach. Since then David has directed and DP’d films of all kind including a 5D hi-resolution virtual-flight simulation called “FlyOver Canada”, music videos, commercials and feature length films. He currently resides in Whistler BC.