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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). The founder of 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). A 2013 Acker Award recipient, he is also a theater director and an actor and is a member of SAG-AFTRA. He currently serves as the New York Consultant for SAGindie and has worked full-time for Tribeca Film Festival, MTV News, author Jamaica Kincaid, and for ad agencies WCTV and Jacobs & Gerber in Los Angeles. He's worked as a freelance journalist, graphic designer, and as a punk band manager. Sládek grew up acting and directing theater in Denver and Southern California. He studied with Upright Citizens Brigade, 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. (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 Sladek'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. He’s served as post-production supervisor on multiple feature films including Sylvio, The Diplomat, Bellflower, Buck, and My Perestroika. He has 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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