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.
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.