Industry Events

INDUSTRY: Imprints: Intimacy Directing and Safeguarding on Set

12:00 Thu 16 Jan 2020

Rich Mix The Stage

A practical primer workshop on intimacy directing and coordination with Ita O’Brien (Watchmen, Gentleman Jack, Sex Education).

Adapted for lower budget short film productions, we will learn techniques and have open conversation about choreographing physical intimacy on screen, best practice for safe rehearsals and staging sexual content, and fortifying inclusive, comfortable filming environments - even with a low budget, small crew and short runtime.

Open to all working within the short film production cycle - from DoPs, writers, actors and directors.

Ita O’Brien is an Intimacy Coordinator and Movement Director for film, television, and theatre. For the last five years she has been developing best practice when working with intimacy, scenes with sexual content, and nudity in film, TV, and theatre and is the author of the Intimacy on Set Guidelines. O’Brien pioneered the role of Intimacy Coordinator, which is gaining adoption in leading production houses.

Her credits include Pennyworth for Epix, Gentleman Jack for BBC, Sex Education Series 1 & 2 for Netflix and Watchmen for HBO. O’Brien’s work has been featured widely in the media, including The Guardian, The New York Times, The Telegraph and more.

£6 Session Ticket / £10 Day Ticket (2 x sessions) / £35 Week Pass (All sessions) / £2 Low income session tickets (Must be booked in advance)

LSFF makes accessbility and inclusivity core to our industry events. To ensure we provide a welcoming and supportive environment for everyone, we operate a safe space policy that can be found on our Access page.

Rich Mix

35-47 Bethnal Green Road
E1 6LA
020 7613 7498


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