Kate Lush

Kate Lush is a SAG-AFTRA trainer level registered intimacy coordinator, movement coach and teacher based in the United Kingdom.  She co-founded and runs the International Intimacy Coordination Company, 'Safe Sets' with Sara Blecher, providing intimacy coordinators in South Africa, Europe and the UK for TV/Film and in theatre. 

While based in South Africa between 2020 and 2023 Kate Lush intimacy coordinated for Apple TV+, Netflix, CBS, Paramount+, Amazon Prime,  HBO Max and others.  During this time she also spearheaded and delivered, with the Safe Sets team, an Intimacy Coordinator training programme for Netflix, who at the time 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 Lush 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 CV

KATE LUSH INTIMACY COORDINATION AND MOVEMENT COACHING CREDITS

2024 - In Production/Post

Co, Intimacy Coordinator - FATAL SEDUCTION S2 - Netflix/Ochre Media - Dir: Harold Hölscher & Craig Freimond - Eps 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, & 10

Co. Intimacy Coordinator - WYFIE - Showmax/Homebrew - Dir: Johan Cronjet & Emilie Badenhorst - Eps 54, 57, 58 & 59

Co. Intimacy Coordinator - NOVOCAINE - Infrared/Safeshouse/Circle of Confusion - Dir: Dan Berk & Bobby Olsen

Lead Intimacy Coordinator - PLEASE (DON'T) LEAVE ME - que Vida La Vida Productions - Dir: Ali Halliday

2023 

Intimacy Coordinator - GIRLS v CANCER - Academy Films - Dir: Sophia Ray

Co. Intimacy Coordinator - RETTA BLOM - Tiom Film Productions - Dir: Pieter Grobbler

Co. Intimacy Coordinator - WYFIE - Homebrew - Dir: Eva du Preez - Ep 11

Co. Intimacy Coordinator - THE MORNING AFTER - Both Worlds - Dir: Karen Jaynes & Cindy Lee - Eps 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 8

Co. Intimacy Coordinator - KOEK - Showmax/Wolflight - Dir: Johannes Pieter Nel - Eps 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10

Intimacy Coordinator - INVASIVE - Blue Ice Pictures - Dir: Jem Gerrard

Intimacy Coordinator - YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE LET ME IN - Fidela Fil - Dir: Dave Parker

Intimacy Coordinator - BRITANNIA - Norwich Castle/Autograph - Dir: Amartey Golding

Intimacy Coordinator - RIFF RAFF - Netflix/Film Afrika - Dir: Mairzee Almas

Co. Intimacy Coordinator - DIAMOND STATUS - Sketchbook/Amazon - Dir: Ari Kruger

Co. Intimacy Coordinator - JUST NOW JEFFREY - Moonlighting Films - Dir: Hylton Tannebaum & Brett Morris

Co. Intimacy Coordinator - BLOOD & WATER (S4) - Netflix/Gambit - Dir: Keitumetse Qhali, Nozipho Nkelemba & Zenn van Zyl - Eps 401, 402, 405 & 406

Intimacy Coordinator - KING SHAKA - CBS/Showtime Networks/Film Afrika - Dir: Sieth Mann, Erica Watson, Carl Seaton - 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 - 1923 - Paramount/101 Studios/Moonlighting - Dir. Ben Richardson & Guy Ferland - Eps: 103 & 106 (South Africa)

Lead Intimacy Coordinator - WARRIOR S3 - HBO/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

Co Lead IC - Intimacy Coordinator - FATAL SEDUCTION S1 & S2 - 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 S1 - Tomorrow 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 - BLOOD & WATER (S3) - Netflix/Gambit Films - Dir: Mmabatho Montsho, Thati Pele, Nosipho Dumisa - Eps: 302, 303, 304, 305 & 306

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

2021

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

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

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

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

2019

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

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

Assistant Intimacy Coordinator - BRAVE NEW WORLD - Amblin Television/Peacock/UCP - Dir: Owen Harris - Eps: 101 & 102

2018-21

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

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