Dr. Èmil Haarhoff

Dr. Èmil Haarhoff - South Africa - Pretoria
Dr. Èmil Haarhoff - South Africa - Pretoria

Dr. Èmil Haarhoff is a SAG-AFTRA Registered Intimacy Coordinator, freelance actor, director, choreographer and part-time lecturer. He trained as an Intimacy Practitioner through Intimacy Directors International (IDI) in the USA and is certified as an Intimacy Coordinator through Intimacy Coordinators and Directors (IDC). He has a specific interest in choreography and design, bodyminded (whole-body) consent and creating strategies to ensure the safety of minors during intimacy on stage and screen. He trained (and co-designed training modules for) IC's throughout Europe, India, Brazil, The Middle East and Africa for Safe Sets and Netflix EMEA.

He completed his Ph.D. in Drama through the University of Pretoria, devising strategies to facilitate subjective actor discomforts, traumas and apprehensions during performance. He also completed his Master's Degree in Musical Theatre through the Tshwane University of Technology, with specific focus on skills-based Dramatic Arts training in secondary education

Èmil has recently completed his Laban Certification in Movement Analysis (CMA) through the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS) in New York.  

IC credits include work for Netflix (Savage Beauty, Miseducation, Night Shift), Showmax (The Wife, Troukoors), HBO (Warrior) and other major channels, as well as feature films (Daryn's Gym, Do Your Worst, Love, Sex and 30 Candles), series (Adulting, Splintered Pieces) and telenovelas (The Estate, Lingashoni, The River).

He also has a vibrant career as a stage performer (various Janice Honeyman Pantomimes, Koekeloer, West Side Story, Deurnis) and film actor (Bennie Bingo, Vaselinetjie, Clan of the Cave Bear, Begrond), including international touring productions (Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat), and creative work featured on some of the biggest festival and theatre stages around South Africa.

Organisations and Affiliations

Èmil is one of the founding members of, Intimacy Practitioners South Africa, who have been instrumental in creating the Protocols for Intimate Content in TV, Film and Associated Media - South Africa

Èmil Harhoff's CV


2023 In Production/Post Production

Intimacy Coordinator - BLOOD & WATER S4 - Gambit Films - Dir: Various Eps: Various

Intimacy Coordinator - REYKA - HBO/Quizzical - Dir: Catherine Cooke & Rea Ranaka Eps: Various

Intimacy Coordinator - THE RIVER - Thsedza Pictures - Dir: Anne Mashiloane - Eps: 6.23, 6.24

Intimacy Coordinator - ADULTING - Thsedza Pictures - Dir: Manga Nhlabathi & Thembalethu Mfebe - Eps: 1.1-1.7

Intimacy Coordinator - WARRIOR S3 - Moonlighting/HBO - Dir: Denny Gordon - Ep. 3.7


Intimacy Coordinator - LINGASHONI - Stained Glass TV - Dir: Tebogo Mkhabela, Thandokazi Msumza Eps. 52, 55, 56, 58, 62, 63, 65, 66, 68, 70, 86

Intimacy Coordinator - SPLINTERED PIECES - Red Pepper Productions - Dir: Welile Nzuza, Neo Ntlaleng Eps101, 102, 105, 106, 107, 119,

Intimacy Coordinator - UMBUSO - Mzanzi Magic, War Child Enterprize, Mecca - Dir: Kgatontle Mdleleni, Siyabonga Mkhize Eps. 2, 4, 7, 70

Intimacy Coordinator -THE BLACK DOOR - Big Brain Productions - Dir: Various 

Intimacy Coordinator - WEGBREEK - Life in a Bulb/Life ETC. - Dir: JC Snooke

Intimacy Coordinator - WHATEVER IT TAKES - Rous House Productions - Dir: Rolie Nikiwe 


Intimacy Coordinator - NIGHT SHIFT - Jack & Jill Productions eps. 7 & 13

Intimacy Coordinator - TROUKOORS S1 - Infinity Films - Dir: Nina Swart Eps 10, 11 & 14 

Intimacy Coordinator - LINGASHONI - Stained Glass TV Dir: Tebogo Mkhabela Eps 127, 128, 130, 149 

Intimacy Coordinator - THE ESTATE - Clive Morris Productions Dir: Linda Malinda, Segomotso, Eps 119, 194, 210, 211, 212, 213

Intimacy Coordinator - SAVAGE BEAUTY - Quizzical Productions/Netflix - Dir: Denny Y Miller, Rea Rankaga, Thati Peele Eps.1-5

Intimacy Coordinator - BLURRED LINES - Ikanyeng Bonolo Productions - Dir: Carmen Sangion

Intimacy Coordinator - DARRYN'S GYM - Nostalgia Productions - Dir: Brett Michael Innes


Intimacy Coordinator - #WEDOCARE - SWIFT - Dir: Sechaba Morojele 

Intimacy Coordinator - KELEBILE - AFDA - Dir: Natasha Luttjeboer, Jessica Teixeir