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


Michael Sládek is a director, producer, writer, camerman, editor, artist, and actor whose feature-length director credits include Con Artist (New Yorker Films, The Orchard), BAM150 (Cinema Guild), and Devils Are Dreaming (Dances With Films Jury Award). A 2013 Acker Award recipient, he recently completed the narrative short All Against the Sea while adapting the screenplays for his upcoming features Jew Boy and The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters (IFP Film Week, Hamptons Screenplay Labs). His animated music video We Live On Your Street won Slamdance Jury & Anarchy awards and was distributed by Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation. Sládek has made multiple shorts, music videos, branded content videos, industrials and live theater. His most recent theater piece was Richard Dresser’s Below the Belt at Westbeth Arts NYC. He currently serves as the New York Consultant for SAGindie while developing new works through his Brooklyn-based company Plug Ugly Films. Sládek worked for Tribeca Film Festival, MTV News, author Jamaica Kincaid, ad agency Jacobs & Gerber, and as manager and marketing designer for the punk bands Stupid and The Sobs. A member of SAG-AFTRA, he acted professionally in theater and film after studying acting and directing at UCLA and Orange Coast College. He was a member of Orange Coast Repertory and trained with the experimental company Kadmus Theater Studio in LA and Vermont. Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Sládek finished high school in Newport Beach, California. He is the son of a second generation Coloradan and his father is a Holocaust survivor from Slovakia.



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.



Joseph Krings was the 2013 Sundance Sally Menke Memorial Editing Fellow. His feature editorial credits include Matt Ross' Oscar-nominated Captain Fantastic (Bleecker Street) and 28 Hotel Rooms (Oscilloscope), Mike Myers’ Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (RADiUS-TWC), John Magary’s The Mend (Cinelicious), Danny Strong’s Rebel in the Rye (IFC Films), Bart Freundlich’s Wolves (IFC Films), Douglas Tirola's Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (Magnolia), Michael Sládek’s BAM150 (Cinema Guild), and Shannon Plumb’s Towheads (New Directors/New Films). Krings has edited multiple award-winning short films, music videos, and web series. Originally from Nebraska, he’s a graduate of the University of Nebraska Lincoln.



Sarah Garvey is a creative consultant, producer, and veteran public relations professional who currently serves as BAM’s Associate Director of Publicity and as Secretary of the Board of Directors at ISSUE Project Room, where she formerly served as Communications Director. She has independently consulted on communication strategies for Atlantic Pictures, Moby, Plug Ugly Films, Food + Wine, and Cooke Wax Partnership amongst others. Past work experience includes directing communications for Scandinavia House and Time Inc. where she managed publicity departments at Entertainment Weekly and This Old House. Before arriving at Time Inc., Garvey was a Senior Publicist at Gemstar TV Guide. She began her career at the public relations agencies Kortenhaus Communications in Boston, and Dan Klores Communications in NYC. Garvey recently produced the short film All Against the Sea for Plug Ugly Films as well as a successful theatrical run of Richard Dresser’s dark comedy Below the Belt at Westbeth Arts NYC.




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