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


Michael Sládek is an award-winning filmmaker, theater director, writer, actor, and artist. His latest film is the narrative short
All Against the Sea and his most recent theater piece was Richard Dresser’s Below the Belt at Westbeth Arts in 2014. Sládek’s feature-length credits include Con Artist (New Yorker Films), BAM150 (Cinema Guild), and Devils Are Dreaming (Dances With Films Jury Award). His animated music video We Live On Your Street won Slamdance Jury and Anarchy awards in 2007. A 2013 Acker Award recipient, Sládek has directed and produced multiple shorts, music videos, branded content, and commercials. He’s worked in talent relations for Tribeca Film Festival and MTV News, as a freelance journalist, a punk band manager, a marketing designer, and as personal assistant to author Jamaica Kincaid. Sládek spent most of his youth in the theater as an actor and director and started his career in film as an actor. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA. Sládek also currently serves as the New York Rep for SAGindie while freelancing and developing new work under his Plug Ugly Films banner.



Mark Steele is the VP of Production at Werc Werk Works. He was a producer on 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), and Jason Silverman and Samba Gadjigo’s SEMBENE! (Kino Lorber). He served as Post Supervisor on multiple films, was Director of Operations for Tribeca Film Festival, Production Manager of Sundance Film Festival, and began his film career building the theaters at Telluride Film Festival. Steele was a 2013 Trans-Atlantic Partners Producing Fellow and is a member of the Producers Guild of America (ProducersCouncil). Prior to entertainment he worked in the dot-com industry.



Joseph Krings was the 2013 Sundance Sally Menke Memorial Editing Fellow. Currently editing Danny Strong’s Rebel in the Rye, his feature editorial credits include Matt Ross' Cannes-winning 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), Bart Freundlich’s Wolves, 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. He began his career as a commercial editor and has also directed a number of music videos.



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.




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