Kate Lush

Kate Lush is an intimacy coordinator and movement coach from the UK, who has been living and working in South Africa since the beginning of 2020.  Kate works as an intimacy coordinator for film and tv, and also has experience intimacy directing for stage.

Since arriving in South Africa, Kate has worked as an Intimacy Coordinator for Film Afrika, Infinity Films, Moonlighting, Advantage Films, Picture Tree, Nagvlug and more.  She also runs workshops at AFDA and LAMTA and hosted online sessions for SAGA, Wesgro and the IPO.  She also co-founded IPSA and was instrumental in the creation of the Protocols for Working with Intimate Content in Film, TV and Associated Media - South Africa.  Most recently Kate, with the Safe Sets team, designed and facilitated an education programe for Netflix EMEA region - training a cohort of Intimacy Coordinators in Europe, India and Brazil.

Prior to arriving in South Africa, she worked on shows for NBC/Amblin/Peacock Channel & Sky Atlantic, and various theatre companies, presented intimacy guidelines in the UK, Europe and SA @ DIFF, and has assisted running workshops and presenting the work to industry, such as HBO/BBC/HULU as well as for various theatre companies and drama schools in Europe for the company she was working for at the time, Intimacy on Set.

In addition to intimacy coordination, Kate is an award nominated actor and movement teacher, has a 1st Class Degree in Performing Arts from the University of Hertfordshire and an MA in Acting from Manchester Metropolitan University having trained in Poland with Teatr Pieśń Kozła (Song of the Goat). 

Organisations and Affiliations

Kate Lush is one of the founding members of the Intimacy Practitioners' Guild EU/UK

Kate Lush 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

Kate Lush currently acts as intimacy Coordinator Membership Rep as a job share, with the UK Intimacy Coordinator, Elle McAlpine, for the Bectu Union (UK) Intimacy Branch.

Kate Lush's CV



Intimacy Coordinator - BLOOD & WATER (S3) - Gambit Films/Netflix - Dir: Mmabatho Montsho, Thati Pele, Nosipho Dumisa, Eps. 2-6

Movement Coach - DARBY HARPER WANTS TO KNOW YOU - Hulu, Disney, Blue Ice, Dir: Silas Howard 

Intimacy Coordinator - THE WOMAN KING - Entertainment One/Tristar Pictures, Dir: Gina Prince-Bythewood 

Intimacy Coordinator - TROUKOORS (S2) - Infinity Films/Showmax - Dir: Nina Swart Eps. 1-4, 6 & 8


Intimacy Coordinator - THE POWER (S1) - Sister Productions/Amazon Studios/Film Afrika - Dir: Reed Morano, Lisa Gunning, Ugla Hauksdottir, Neasa Hardiman Eps. 1, 5, 7, 8 & 10

Intimacy Coordinator - DINGE VAN N' KIND - Nagvlug Films/KyKNET - Dir: Zandré Coetzer, Quentin Krog & Tinarie van Wyk Loots Eps. 4, 5 & 9

Intimacy Coordinator - TROUKOORS (S1) - Infinity Films/Showmax - Dir: Nina Swart Eps. 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12 - 14

Intimacy Coordinator and Movement Coach - RAISED BY WOLVES (S2) - Scott Free/HBO Max/Film Afrika, Dir: Ernest Dickerson, Sunu Gonera, Alex Gabassi, Lukas Ettlin Eps 1-8

Intimacy Coordinator - KATVIS - Exploded View/KykNET Televsion - Dir: Michael Minnie & Anton Scholtz 

Intimacy Coordinator - ATLANTIS - Moonlighting Films/eVod - Dir: Meg Rickards


Intimacy Coordinator - THE DAY THE WORLD SWALLOWED ME - Vanishing Elephant - Dir: Petrus van Staden

Intimacy Consultant - THE DAY WE DIDN'T MEET - Nagvlug Films/Showmax - Dir: Johan Cronje 

Intimacy Consultant - THE DAM - Picture Tree/Showmax/Multichoice - Dir: Alex Yazbek

Intimacy Coordinator - REDEEMING LOVE - Mission Pictures Int,/Advantage Entertainment - Dir: D. J. Caruso, 


Intimacy Coordinator - I HATE SUZIE (S1) - Bad Wolf/Sky Vision - Dir: Georgi Banks Davies Eps. 6 & 8 

Intimacy Coordinator and Movement Coach - BRAVE NEW WORLD - Amblin/UCP/Peacock - Dir: Craig Zisk, Aoife McArdle, Andrij Parekh Eps 3-8

Intimacy Director - BAD SEX (R&D) - Rough Haired Pointer - Dir: Mary Franklin 

Rehearsal/Workshop Assistant Intimacy Coordinator - I MAY DESTROY YOU HBO/BBC - Dir: Sam Miller & Michaela Coel

Intimacy Director - THE CENSOR - Round Peg Theatre/The Hope Theatre Dir: Imogen Beech

Assistant Intimacy Coordinator - BRAVE NEW WORLD Amblin/UCP/Peacock, Dir: Owen Harris (Ep 1&2) (for IOS)



Movement/Intimacy Director - DO YOU LOVE THIS PLANET - Tristan Bates Theatre, Dir: Anthony Law

Additional Movement Dir - THE TEMPEST - The Cockpit Theatre - Dir: Mark Akrill

Animal Movement Direction - ANIMAL FARM - The Olde Rose and Crown - Dir: Robert Nicholls

Movement Collaborator - BLUE STOCKINGS - The Cockpit - Dir: Clemmie Reynolds