My name is Zuri and I am an Intimacy Coordinator, On-Set Therapist, Sex Therapist, Mental Health Professional, and Consent Advocate. When hiring me to support your production and your performers you get the best of all worlds.
My work is multi-fold. Let’s work together to increase the overall health and safety of productions with both On-Set Clinical Therapists and Intimacy Coordinators.
Film and Television productions exist in 16 hour days, eating on the go, time away from family, navigating dozens of timelines, personalities, and many other professional and personal stressors. The New York Times reported in 2017 that the average life expectancy for an AD was only 56 years old. It is overdue that we make more space in this industry for mental health support and self-care.
In production, scenes may involve kink, simulated-sex, nudity, physical touch, kissing, and any other intimate and hyper-sensitive material should be supported by an IC. These topics include LGBTQAI+ layers, domestic violence, sexual assault, breast feeding, murder, suicide, childbirth, abortion, and more. Securing an Intimacy Coordinator for your set will help secure the safety of your actors and production. This is while also ensuring the integrity of the creative team’s vision can flourish within the performer’s boundaries. Another huge role for us is to aide in the safety of crew. Our job is about far more than just our actors. We help explain and enforce closed set protocols and communicate to crew the sensitive specifics of the scene. Additionally, we can provide external resources for care as needed.