Kate Lush

Kate Lush is an intimacy coordinator, movement coach and teacher with 'Safe Sets' in South Africa working on TV/Film and in theatre. While in South Africa she has intimacy coordinated for Apple TV, Netflix, CBS, Amazon Prime & HBO Max, amongst others, she also spearheaded and delivered with the Safe Sets team a training programme for Netflix, who were looking to provide Intimacy Coordinators across the EMEA region and beyond. This was then followed with a joint venture with Netflix Grow Creative, the NFVF (South Africa) and the IPO (South Africa) to deliver a similar course in South Africa and the Middle East.

Kate is also co-founder of IPSA (Intimacy Practitioners South Africa who were key contributors to the Protocols for Working with Intimate Content - South Africa), The IPG (Intimacy Practitioners' Guild EU/UK) and represented Intimacy Coordinators for the UK Union BECTU in 2020/21 in their Intimacy Coordinators Branch, contributing to their industry documents.

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 is a member of the Bectu Union (UK) Intimacy Branch.

Kate Lush's CV

KATE LUSH INTIMACY COORDINATION AND MOVEMENT COACHING CREDITS

2023 - In Production/Post Production

Intimacy Coordinator - KING SHAKA - CBS/Showtime Networks/Film Afrika - Dir: Sieth Mann, Erica Watson, Carl Seaton Various - Eps 101, 102, 103, 104, 106

Intimacy Coordinator - CATCH ME A KILLER - Showmax - Dir: Tracey Larcombe, Brett Michael Innes & Rene van Rooyen - Eps: 104, 105, 107, 110

Intimacy Coordinator - 1923Paramount/101 Studios/Moonlighting - Dir. Ben Richardson & Guy Ferland - Eps: 103 & 106 (South Africa)

Intimacy Coordinator - WARRIOR S3HBO/Moonlighting - Dir: Nima Nourizadeh, Dinh Thai, Brett Chan, Deni Gordon, Loni Peristere - Eps: 301, 302, 303, 304, 306, 307, 308 & 310

Intimacy Coordinator - DEVIL'S PEAK - Expanded Media/BBC Studios/Lookout Point/Film Afrika - Dir: Jozua Malherbe - Eps: 1 & 3

Intimacy Coordinator - FATAL DESIRE - Ochre Media/Netflix - Dir: Catherine Stewart, Nthabiseng Mokoena, Ferry Jele, Johnny Barbuzano & Zuko Nodada - Eps 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 108, 109, 1010, 1012

Intimacy Coordinator - DAM S2 - ShowMax/Picture Tree - Dir: Alex Yazbek - Eps: 201, 204 & 206

Intimacy Coordinator - INVASION S2 - Genre Films/Apple TV+/Film Afrika - Dir: Brad Anderson & Claudia Ilosa - Eps: 207 & 208

Intimacy Coordinator - ONE PIECE S1Tomorrow Studios/Netlfix/Film Afrika - Dir Marc Jobst, Tim Southam, Emma Sullivan - Eps: 101, 103, 104 & 106

Intimacy Coordinator - AFRICAN QUEENS S2- NJINGA - Dune Films/Netflix/Nutopia/Film Afrika - Dir: Ethosheia Hylton - Eps: 201 & 203

Intimacy Coordinator - LOW RIDER (Film) - Natalie Geyser/Rebecca Long - Dir: Campbell EX

Intimacy Coordinator - RUNS IN THE FAMILY (Film) - Giant Films/Netflix - Dir: Ian Gabriel

Intimacy Coordinator - THE POWER (S1)Amazon Studios/Sister Productions/Film Afrika - Dir: Reed Morano, Lisa Gunning, Ugla Hauksdottir, Neasa Hardiman - Eps: 101, 105, 107 & 108

2022

Movement Coach - DARBY AND THE DEAD (Film) - Hulu, Disney, Blue Ice Africa - Dir: Silas Howard

Intimacy Coordinator - FRAKSIE (S1) - Infinity Films/ShowMax - Dir: Nina Swart - Eps: 103, 104, 106, 108, 109, 110, 113, 114,

Intimacy Coordinator - BLOOD & WATER (S3) - Netflix/Gambit Films - Dir: Mmabatho Montsho, Thati Pele, Nosipho Dumisa - Eps: 302, 303, 304, 305 & 306

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

Intimacy Coordinator - TROUKOORS (S2) - Infinity Films - Dir: Nina Swart - Eps: 201, 202, 203, 204, 206 & 208

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: 201-208 (MC Ep.8)

2021

Intimacy Coordinator - DINGE VAN N' KINDNagvlug Films/KykNET - Dir: Zandré Coetzer, Quentin Krog & Tinarie van Wyk Loots - Eps: 104, 105 & 109

Intimacy Coordinator - TROUKOORS (S1)Infinity Films - Dir: Nina Swart - Eps: 102, 104, 105, 107, 108, 1012, 1013, 1014

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

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

2020

Intimacy Coordinator - THE DAY THE WORLD SWALLOWED ME (Short Film) - Vanishing Elephant - Dir: Petrus van Staden

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

Intimacy Consultant - THE DAM S1 - Picture Tree/Showmax/Multichoice - Dir: Alex Yazbek

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

2019

Intimacy Coordinator - I HATE SUZIE (S1) - Bad Wolf/Sky Vision - Dir: Georgi Banks Davies - Eps. 106 & 108 

Intimacy Coordinator and Movement Coach - BRAVE NEW WORLD - Amblin Television/Peacock/UCP - Craig Zisk, Aoife McArdle, Andrij Parekh - Eps 103-108

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 Television/Peacock/UCP - Dir: Owen Harris - Eps: 101 & 102

OTHER RECENT CREDITS - MOVEMENT COACH/DIRECTOR

2018-21

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