Plug Ugly Films Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Brooklyn, NY. The company functions with multiple filmmakers, producers, musicians, and artists in collaboration with filmmaker Michael Sládek. Sládek's recent directorial works include the documentary feature BAM150 (BAM, Ovation, Cinema Guild, Tribeca), the acclaimed docu-comedy CON ARTIST (The Group Entertainment, Ovation, New Yorker Films, Tribeca and Rome), the animated short WE LIVE ON YOUR STREET (Slamdance: Jury & Anarchy Awards), and the narrative dark comedy feature DEVILS ARE DREAMING (Dances With Films: Jury Award). A 2013 Acker Award recipient, Sládek has also made multiple short-form films as well as web series. Also an actor and stage director, Sládek grew up in the live theater, studied acting in college, is a member of SAG-AFTRA, and currently serves as NY Rep for SAGIndie. He has worked as Filmmaker Coordinator for Tribeca Film Festival, as Talent Coordinator for MTV News, and as Assistant to the author Jamaica Kincaid. Sládek grew up in Denver, CO and Newport Beach, CA.