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


Michael Sládek
The founder of Brooklyn-based Plug Ugly Films, 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). Often shooting and editing the films and videos he directs, he has also made numerous shorts including ALL AGAINST THE SEA (Woodstock Film Festival) and WE LIVE ON YOUR STREET (Slamdance Film Festival Jury Award and Slamdance Anarchy Award), as well as commissioned music videos, web series, commercials, branded content, and industrial videos. A 2013 Acker Award recipient, Sládek is also an occasional theater director who is perpetually developing multiple original creative projects for film, TV, and the theater. Currently serving as the New York Consultant for the indie film services company SAGindie, he also teaches as an adjunct film professor at Columbia University and Wagner College in NYC. He's worked for Tribeca Film Festival, MTV News, author Jamaica Kincaid, media agency WCTV, and ad agency Jacobs & Gerber. A member of SAG-AFTRA, Sládek started off as a stage and screen actor, worked as a freelance journalist, a graphic designer, and as a punk band manager. He studied  acting and directing with Upright Citizens Brigade, Kadmus Theater Studio, UCLA, and Orange Coast Repertory. Sládek grew up in Denver and Southern California.




Mark Steele
Producing credits include Zachary Heinzerling's Oscar-nominated CUTIE & THE BOXER (RADiUS-TWC), Madeleine Sackler's O.G. (HBO), 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 Sládek's CON ARTIST (New Yorker Films, The Orchard), and 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. Former VP of Production at now-defunct production company Werc Werk Works in Minneapolis, he’s also served as post-production supervisor on multiple feature films including SYLVIO, THE DIPLOMAT, BELLFLOWER, BUCK, and MY PERESTROIKA. He has also worked for Sundance, Telluride, and Tribeca film festivals, and started off working in the dot-com industry after graduating cum laude from the University of Maine. Steele is a Maine native.



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