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


Michael Sládek's feature-length director/producer credits include Con Artist (New Yorker Films, The Orchard), BAM150 (Cinema Guild), and Devils Are Dreaming (Dances With Films Jury Award). Via Brooklyn-based Plug Ugly Films, he has made numerous short films, web series, commercials, branded content, industrials, and music videos, including We Live On Your Street (Slamdance Film Festival Jury and Anarchy Awards). A 2013 Acker Award recipient, he is currently developing the feature films Jew Boy and The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters while serving as the NY Consultant for SAGindie. Sládek worked for Tribeca Film Festival, MTV News, author Jamaica Kincaid, ad agency Jacobs & Gerber, and as a punk band manager and marketing designer. Also a theater director and and a once-and-future actor, he is a member of SAG-AFTRA and acted professionally in theater and film after studying acting and directing at UCLA and OCC. Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Sládek finished high school in Newport Beach, California.



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), 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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