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Independent
Intimacy Coordinator

HELPING FILM AND STAGE PRODUCTIONS CREATE THE SAFEST, MOST EFFECTIVE INTIMATE SCENES

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WELCOME

Intimate scenes can be some of the most touching, exciting and/or troubling scenes of a film - be it a feature, a short film, an ad or a music video - but they can also be the most terrifying scenes to shoot.  

Are you a director feeling the pressure is on when you are working on an intimate scene? 

Are you a producer feeling the responsibility and the need to safeguard your team? Intimate scenes are dangerous, but I have the solution and the know-how to protect your cast and crew from any discomfort. 

Want to know more about IC? Not sure what to expect?

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PHILINE JANSSENS 

With a solid background and years of experience as a performer, choreographer, and movement coach for actors, I realised some years ago that I was already working as an intimacy coordinator without knowing this job had a name. 

 

Relentless training, on-set work and extensive research on power dynamics, consent and the more intricate aspects of human communication and sexuality have made me an experienced professional and therefore a reliable asset for your projects. 

No two productions are the same so let’s get together

and talk things through.

INTIMACY COORDINATION CONTEXTUALISATION​

Intimacy coordination is still in its early days.

Although research and development began quite some years ago (in the US and UK) the #metoo movement of 2017 propelled the need to professionalize the industry and to safeguard safety and wellbeing of actors on set to the forefront.

 

For me this new venture started mid-2019 and I can proudly say I am the first intimacy coach here, in Belgium.

Since 2019, HBO, Netflix, Channel 4 and many more broadcasting and production companies have requested the presence of intimacy coordinators on set. I can only hope the European film industry will get inspired and follow the trend.

 

Check my news page to find out about some of the latest trends and info on IC in Belgium and elsewhere.

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WHAT DO
OTHERS SAY? 


Intieme scènes zijn even fragiel als krachtig. Daarom zijn ze cruciaal om het publiek aan de personages te binden, het verhaal te vertellen. Om die chemistry perfect te krijgen, zowel tijdens het maken als voor het eindresultaat, moet je dus een top team hebben, en intimiteitscoördinator Philine is daar altijd een essentieel onderdeel van.

- Peter de Maegd -

It was fantastic to have someone next to me who dedicated all of her expertise to what we wanted
to convey. To each be creative from the same starting point in 'our own language' and to let it flow into an organic whole. An enormously educational experience that leaves you wanting more!


- Mattias De Paep