Sara Blecher

Sara Blecher is an internationally award winning documentary and fiction film producer/ director with extensive training and experience as an intimacy coordinator.

As the founder and former chairperson Sisters Working in Film and Television (SWIFT), the premier Southern African organization dedicated to the concerns and experiences of women working in the industry, she led the organization's mission to advocate for safety, gender parity, and intersectionality in front of and behind the camera. Additionally, she served on the South African Screen Federation council and was a member of committees advising the Ministry of Arts and Culture on transformation and policy in the industry.

Throughout her over twenty years of experience as a director and producer in South Africa, Sara gained a deep understanding of the challenges faced by both performers and producers of intimate content. These cross over skills give her a unique perspective in tackling particularly challenging intimate content in a creative way.

Sara has been working as an intimacy coordinator since 2019, making her one of the most experienced ICs in the country. She has also been involved in providing training to intimacy coordinators across both Europe and Africa.  

IC credits include work for Netflix (Ryeka, Umjolo, Soon Comes Night, Bare) Showmax (Adulting), HBO (Warrior) and other major channels, as well as feature films (Retta Blom, City of Gold, Do Your Worst, Love, Sex and 30 Candles), series (Adulting, Red Ink, MTV Shuga Down South) and Telenovelas (Nikiwe, The Estate and Isono).

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Sara is one of the founding members of, Intimacy Practitioners South Africa, who have been instrumental in creating Protocols for Intimate Content in TV, Film and Associated Media - South Africa

Sara Blecher's  CV


2024 - In Production/Post Production

Intimacy Coordinator - ONS - Idea Candy / Silwerskerm Short Film - Dir:

Intimacy Coordinator - KING OF AFRICA - Fertile Ground Studios - Dir: Nonhlanhla Dlamini

Intimacy Coordinator - BARE - Netflix - Dir: Samad Davis

2023 - Post Production

Intimacy Coordinator - UMJOLO - Stained Glass Productions / Netflix - Dir: Fikile Magodi

Intimacy Coordinator - RETTA BLOM - Tiom Productions - Dir: Pieter Grobbler

Intimacy Coordinator - ADULTING S2 - Thsedza Pictures - Dir: Menga Nhlabathi & Thembela Mfebe

Intimacy Coordinator - BARE - Netflix - Dir: Samad Davis

Intimacy Coordinator - SMOKE AND MIRRORS - eTV & Final Chapter Productions - Dir: Sibongiseni Zond

Intimacy Coordinator - NIKIWE - Parental Advisory Productions - Dir: Sibusiso Phakathi

Intimacy Coordinator - UBETINA WETU - SABC1 - Dir: Twiggy Matiwane

Intimacy Coordinator - LADY JUSTICE - Milton Empire - Dir: Ntabi Tau

Intimacy Coordinator - RED INK - Bomb Productions / Showmax - Dir: Zeno Petersen

Intimacy Coordinator - ENTANGLED - Burnt Onion/Mzansi Magic - Dir: Twiggy Matiwane

Intimacy Coordinator - CITY OF GOLD - Netflix - Dir: Fabien Martorell

Intimacy Coordinator - PHOENIX - The Milton Empire/eVOD - Dir: Tshepo Matlanyane

Intimacy Coordinator - 1802 - LOVE DEFIES - Hela Media/1Magic - Dir: Tebogo Malope - Eps: 43 & 44

Intimacy Coordinator - MTV SHUGA - MTV/Burnt Onion Productions - Dir: Nomawonga Khumalo

Intimacy Coordinator - BECOMING - Azania Productions - Dir: Kay Kgaitsedi

Intimacy Coordinator - SOON COMES NIGHT - Ochre Media/Netflix - Dir: Thabang Moleya Sanele Zulu - Eps: 1, 2, 5, 6, & 7 

Intimacy Coordinator - REYKA S2 - HBO/Quizzical - Dir: Catherine Cooke & Rea Ranaka

Intimacy Coordinator - EXPATS - DIPRENTE - Dir: Kagiso Lediga & Karabo Lediga - Eps: 101, 107, 108, 109

Intimacy Coordinator - THE WIFE Showmax/Stained Glass - Dir: Fikile Mogodi - Eps: 305 & 308

Intimacy Coordinator - ADULTING Showmax/Tshedza - Dir: Menga Nlabathi - Eps: 10 & 105

Intimacy Coordinator - 1923 Paramount/101 Studios/Moonlighting - Dir. Ben Richardson - Eps: 104 (Kenya)

Intimacy Coordinator - DULAS (Film) Pula Bakgaga Media - Dir: Kganki Mphahlele

Intimacy Coordinator - WARRIOR S3 HBO/Moonlighting - Dir: Deni Gordon - Eps: 308

Intimacy Coordinator - LOVE SEX AND 30 CANLDES (Film) Sorele Media - Dir: Stephina Zwane


Intimacy Coordinator - DO YOUR WORST (Film) - Netflix - Dir: Samantha Nel

Intimacy Coordinator - LOLLY PILOT HBO - Dir: Shalto Copley

Intimacy Coordinator - UMBUSO Mzansi Magic/Quizzical/WC Enterprise - Dir: Kgatontle Mdleleni & Siyabong Mkhize - Eps: 9


Intimacy Coordinator - THE ESTATE - Clive Morris Productions - Dir: Dom Gumede

Intimacy Coordinator - ISONO S1 Clive Morris Productions - Dir: John Baker & Zuko Nodada


Intimacy Coordinator - POU (Film) - The Ergo Company - Dir: Jaco Minnaar