"Sam was exceptionally attentive and receptive to all that was said and unsaid. She was compassionate, insightful and creative in her responses to any concerns or queries I'd had. I appreciated her clarity and the deliberate carving out of time to address these issues."
Samantha Murray is an Intimacy Coordinator joining Safe Sets in 2021. She is based in Spain, working across the EU, UK and AUSTRALIA.
Sam's practice framework includes expert levels of IC production support and consent choreography for film, television and theatre. She is committed to smoothing the way for dynamic and safeguarded spaces on set, onstage and in schools. By establishing pathways for transparent language, creative consent and outstanding intimate storytelling, Sam facilitates the essential keys to generate free and authentic performer engagement.
Following her completion of level 1 & 2 training (2019-2020) under Ita O'Brien, the founder of Intimacy on Set (IOS) and a pioneer of the work in the UK and internationally, Sam consolidated her initial training with an 18 month mentorship with Kate Lush at Safe Sets (2019-2021).
Alongside her IC practitioner focus, Sam's experience spans a 25+ year career as a professional stage and screen actor in Australia, as well as working with hundreds of young actors as a qualified educator and director internationally. She is co-designer for curriculum and pedagogical lead with the Netflix/Safe Sets partnership to deliver excellence in IC skills development across the EMEA region and extending to include Brazil, India and the Nordic regions.
Sam's communication style, attention to detail and expansive knowledge of embodied approaches to performance contribute a practical and creative foundation, helping support production to explore intimate content, securely.
"It was also really nice to have someone holding boundaries on set on our behalf and creating a space of calm and clarity amidst the chaos of the shoot. She had an intuitive understanding of when to step in and when to let the process take place organically. Always knowing she was on the side lines for support if we needed anything was a big relief."
"I have produced movies with intimacy coordinators in the past and I can safely say that Sam is my only choice for the future". Producer T-Street Films, Leopold Hughes