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.