Perfectly Good Moment
David couldn’t be happier when his fiancée, Ruby, returns after abruptly walking out months earlier. With no questions asked, he lovingly welcomes her back. He figures her cold feet were due to their 15-year age gap. It never crossed his mind that she left to escape his controlling, narcissistic behavior. But why has Ruby really returned? What begins as a romantic drama unfurls into a mind-bending psychological thriller.
Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama, Romance
Director: Lauren Greenhall
Director of Photography: Matt Braunsdorf
Intimacy Coordinator: Acacia
Production Designer: Sydney Flint
Costume Designer: Carla Posada
Hair and Makeup Artist: Brittany Flaherty
First Assistant Director: Meg Koleck
Sound Mixer: Blaine Bailey
Assistant Camera: Jonathan Rodriguez
Gaffer: Sean C. Li
COVID Safety Officer: Alexis Atkinson
As an actor who had had experiences both good and bad with filming intimate scenes, I knew going into Perfectly Good Moment that an Intimacy Coordinator was absolutely essential in bringing this story to life. As the writer, producer, and lead of Perfectly Good Moment I knew that the set had to be a safe and open place, not only for me, but for everyone else involved in the film, which dealt heavily with intimacy. By luck I met Acacia, and after talking with them over the phone I knew that they were exactly the IC to bring on. Since I was the writer on the film, I wrote the script with my own boundaries in mind, knowing that I would also be playing one of the two leads. But that doesn’t mean my co-star necessarily had the same boundaries as I, and I did not want to put him in a position where he felt he had to agree to something because I was comfortable with it. Having Acacia on board helped facilitate even more open communication between us so that we were able to reach a place where we felt incredibly comfortable. Because of all the work we did in advance of filming, by the time we got to set, my co-star and I were able to just have fun and even when shooting intense, intimate scenes, in between takes we could snap out of character and just laugh.
The expertise and passion that Acacia brought to the project enabled us to take what was on the page and make it even sexier. The saying goes “safe sex is sexy sex” and the same applies if the sex is simulated.
Amanda Jane Stern
Writer, Actor, Producer
Perfectly Good Moment