Juro Šlauka (1982) is a native of Stupava. He grew up next to a garbage dump and an abandoned cement plant, which was also aesthetically influenced by his work. After graduating from the business academy he replaced several jobs. He worked in a meat-processing plant, a retirement home, a pet shop, and a liquidator in an insurance company. He later went on to study dramaturgy and screenwriting at the Academy of Performing Arts. His feature directorial debut Punk never ends! is also his doctoral project.