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OUR APPRENTICES

Samantha Jeffery

Edmonton, Alberta

Samantha (she | her | hers) is an intimacy director/coordinator, actor, and award-nominated fight director. An Apprentice with Intimacy Directors International, her extensive training in mental and sexual health includes volunteering on the crisis line for the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton, work on pieces about addiction and trauma, assisting IDI co-founder Siobhan Richardson in intimacy direction workshops, and mental health first aid.

 

She has also curated and hosted sex-positive performance events including the Smut Cabaret at NextFest, the Heavy Petting Zoo (as covered by Vice), and co-created award-winning films that have toured North America as part of the Hump Festival.

 

Sam was the recipient of the 2019 Nordic & Cloutier Family Innovation Award in support of her advancement in the field of Intimacy Direction, and continues to expand and apply her expertise in stage and film across western Canada.

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OUR MENTEES

Toronto, Ontario

Mackenzie (she | her | hers) has worked in the Film/TV Industry for 7 years, viewing it from many angles, as a Director, Actor, Assistant Director and most recently, an Assistant to the Intimacy Coordinators Canada team. 

 

Mackenzie is passionate about creating a safe environment for performers involved in filming scenes with intimacy, nudity and/or simulated sex. She is confident in a future where Intimacy Coordination will be a requisite on all sets.

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Vancouver, British Columbia

Megan Gilron (she | her | hers) is an actor’s advocate, human sexuality educator, and intimacy coordinator trainee. She has an expansive background in theatre costume design, acting, and directing; film and TV costuming (IATSE 891 member); and youth facilitation (with Safeteen International).

 

Her work is diversely informed by trainings and experience in mental health first aid, conflict resolution, consent and boundaries negotiations in the Kink/BDSM community, and facilitation of somatic bodywork. She currently works on film and TV productions in British Columbia, Canada.

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Phay Moores

Vancouver, British Columbia

Currently living on the unceded traditional territory of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlim) Nation and working on the unceded traditional territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, Phay Moores is an Intimacy Director, director, internationally-trained actor combatant, and professional actor based in what is now known as Vancouver. She is English, French, and
Assiniboine.

 

Phay currently works as an administrative assistant for Intimacy Director Siobhan Richardson; an artistic associate and producer for Full Circle: First Nations
Performance and the Talking Stick Festival; and Intimacy Director for various projects around Vancouver. Phay’s goal is to continue to provide and advocate for safe practices in
our theatre, film, and other creative spaces.