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Plug Ugly Films Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Brooklyn, NY.


Michael Sládek's feature film director-writer-producer credits include Con Artist (New Yorker Films, The Orchard), BAM150 (Cinema Guild), and Devils Are Dreaming (Dances With Films Jury Award). Via his Brooklyn-based Plug Ugly Films, he's made numerous web series, commercials, branded content, industrials, music videos, and short films including All Against the Sea (Woodstock Film Festival) and We Live On Your Street (Slamdance Film Festival Jury and Anarchy Awards). Also a theater director and a 2013 Acker Award recipient, he's currently developing the feature films Jew Boy and The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters while serving as the New York Consultant for SAGindie. He's worked for Tribeca Film Festival, MTV News, Jamaica Kincaid, Jacobs & Gerber, as a freelance journalist, graphic designer, and as a punk band manager. A member of SAG-AFTRA, Sládek grew up acting in Denver, CO and Southern California and studied acting and directing with Kadmus Theater Studio, UCLA, and Orange Coast Repertory. 



Mark Steele is VP of Production at Werc Werk Works in Minneapolis. His producing credits include Zachary Heinzerling's Oscar-nominated Cutie & the Boxer (RADiUS-TWC), Madeleine Sackler's O.G., Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Freidman's HOWL (Oscilloscope), Todd Solondz's Life During Wartime (IFC Films), Lawrence Kasdan's Darling Companion (Sony Pictures Classics), Jill Sprecher's Thin Ice (ATO Pictures), Michael Sladek's Con Artist (New Yorker Films, The Orchard), Jason Silverman and Samba Gadjigo’s SEMBENE! (Kino Lorber). Steele is a member of the Producers Guild of America (Producers Council) and was a 2013 Trans-Atlantic Partners Producing Fellow. He’s served as post-supervisor on multiple films, worked for Sundance, Telluride, and Tribeca film festivals, and started off the dot-com world. Originally from Maine, Steele graduated cum laude from the University of Maine.




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