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This is a space dedicated to the creation of the Golden Age of Screen Intimacy. An age in which intimacy on screen is safe, sexy, and healthy with the help of qualified intimacy professionals. Here filmmakers will find free resources to help them prepare to work on scenes of intimacy or nudity. Filmmakers will also discover more information about Acacia, faer background, and how to work with them.
An Intimacy Coordinator is the head of the Intimacy Department from pre- through post-production for film and tv. They choreograph scenes of intimacy, work directly with actors and directors, and coordinate with all major departments throughout the filmmaking process.
An Intimacy Consultant works with filmmakers during pre-production to clarify what is needed for a project based on the script and meeting with Production staff. Consultations include a Script Consultation. Intimacy Consultants do not choreograph scenes and are not present on set.
An Intimacy Educator prepares students and professionals to work on scenes of intimacy in the future by teaching them the best practices. Offerings include workshops, lectures, writings, and guest appearances.
Acacia (They/Fae) is a leading expert in the field of intimacy coordination – working with the next generation of filmmakers to make intimacy on screen safer, sexier, and healthier. Acacia has intimacy coordinated films which have appeared in festivals including the Out on Film Festival, the Bridgeport Film Fest, the Independent Short Awards, and LA Shorts Fest. Fae have also lectured on intimacy for screen and stage at universities and colleges, published in the Journal of Consent-Based Performance about the intimacy professionals industry, designed intimacy barriers, and organized talks on unionization for intimacy professionals in the United States. They are also an IDEA Committee Member for the National Society of Intimacy Professionals where fae help to prioritize diversity and accessibility within the intimacy professionals industry.
“Like having a stunt coordinator on set for stunts, I cannot imagine ever filming an intimacy scene again without an intimacy coordinator. I am a fan of Acacia’s forever and can’t wait to work together again.” – Alden Peters
“The expertise and passion that Acacia brought to the project enabled us to take what was on the page and make it even sexier.” – Amanda Jane Stern
“The communication and the detail was impeccable. I would always request an intimacy coordinator for any intimate scenes I may have to do in the future.” – Mimi Perez
“From the first-day on-set, it became crystal clear that although it was the actors who would be performing scenes […] Acacia’s priority was for every single person behind the scenes to feel safe too.” – Carla Posada
“Acacia’s awareness of and ability to add dynamics and an arc to an intimacy scene and guide actors in the rehearsal room to that end is what made me, as a director, look forward to having them on set.” – Molly Chiffer
“Acacia is deeply knowledgeable and sincerely committed to harm reduction in our industry.” – Kristina Valentine
I am an intimacy coordinator because it is my life’s passion to create stories about sexuality and gender.
• Extended Scenes of Intimacy
• Harm Reduction for Cast, Crew, and Audience Members
• LGBTQIA+ Inclusion and Representation
• World Building Through Intimacy
• Disability Inclusion and Representation
• Working with the Gaze
• Sex Worker Inclusion and Representation
• Intersectionality On Screen
Acacia works in a variety of genres including sci-fi, fantasy, historical, thrillers, musicals, and more.
Work with Acacia
Interested in working together? You can book a free consultation! But before you do, be sure to check out faer FAQ, Blog, and Rates where many of your questions can be answered. Then fill out this form and Acacia will email you with faer earliest availabilities.
Plot: What begins as a romantic drama unfurls into a mind-bending psychological thriller.
A new independent film from director Lauren Greenhall, writer Amanda Jane Stern, featuring Broadway’s Stephen Carlile.
“Because we spent so much time working with Acacia, pages that were sexy in the script became ten times even more erotic on the screen. I’d even go so far as to say that the intimate scenes became some of the easiest ones to film because we fostered such an open environment. They were even fun.”AMANDA JANE STERN
– LET’S GET INTIMATE
PROVOKR’S AMANDA JANE STERN FILMS SEX SCENES
Winner Best Indie Short, Best Acting Duo, and Best LGBTQ Short at the Independent Short Awards!
Appearing in multiple festivals including
• Out On Film
• The Independent Short Awards
• Fifth Floor Film Festival
Plot: When Claire and Nina meet in the Winter everything between them is passionate. As the months slip by though, that intensity turns to something more dangerous.
Want to know what else Acacia has worked on?
Visit faer Résumé.
If you want to learn how to keep your set safe, sexy, and healthy make sure to check Acacia out on Instagram!
*In order to avoid account deletion from Instagram for discussions of intimacy, sex, nudity, and more there is a 18+ Age Restriction on Acacia’s account @intimacycoordinating.
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