Kate Lush is an intimacy coordinator, movement coach and teacher based in the United Kingdom. She co-founded and runs the South African 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's CV
KATE LUSH INTIMACY COORDINATION AND MOVEMENT COACHING CREDITS
2023 - In Production/Post Production
Intimacy Coordinator - BLOOD & WATER (S4) - Netflix/Gambit - Dir: Keitumetse Qhali, Nozipho Nkelemba & Zenn van Zyl - Eps 401, 402 & 405
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 - 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 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 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
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
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
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
Additional Movement Dir - THE TEMPEST - The Cockpit Theatre - Dir: Mark Akrill
Movement Collaborator - BLUE STOCKINGS - The Cockpit - Dir: Clemmie Reynolds