WIFT Canada and Front Row Insurance Present: Intimacy Coordinators Part Two
Join certified Intimacy Coordinators Lindsay Somers and Casey Hudecki to continue to the conversation about the role of intimacy coordinators. The event is co-hosted by Brigitte Monneau and Tracey Deer. The presentation will be followed by a moderated Q&A.
Date: Thursday July 30, 2020
Time: 2 p.m. ADT
Lindsay Somers (she/her)
Lindsay is the founder & CEO of Intimacy Coordinators Canada, and Canada's first-ever Intimacy Coordinator. Lindsay is a certified professional through Intimacy Directors & Coordinators, and is currently a mentor to those involved in the Level 3 and 4 IDC programs.
Lindsay is at the forefront of the movement of IntimacyCoordinators on our film sets in Canada, being Canada’s first to work with HBO and Amazon studios. Helping to improve the safety of performers while filming scenes involving intimacy, nudity and/or simulated sex, Lindsay wrote the Closed Set protocols that are being used on film sets across the country. With over 15 years of on set experience choreographing performers as the lead Medical consultant and owner of Ready Set Medic, Lindsay has been performing on-camera for 25 years, and is currently an active ACTRA member with numerous on-screen Actor credits. Lindsay has been awarded two Exemplary Citizen Awards by the City of Toronto for her volunteer work within her community and continues her involvement in local and nationwide initiatives.
Casey Hudecki (she/her)
Casey is the COO of Intimacy Coordinators Canada and a certified professional through Intimacy Directors & Coordinators. She began fight training and professional acting in her teens, and, over twenty years, built a career as a professional Actor, Stunt Performer, Fight Director, Fight Coordinator, and Intimacy Coordinator. As an Actor and a Stunt Performer, Casey respects both the fluid process of emotional access and impulse, as well as the specificity of technical choreography. Casey has experience with scenes of intimacy on both sides of the camera and stage, and can speak to the actor's experience along with the aesthetic and storytelling choices of the choreography. As a specialist in violence and intimacy, Casey has had a front row seat in telling difficult stories and believes there is a way to tell every story in such a way that everyone is respected, safe, and confident with their action. Casey is proud to be part of the first wave of Intimacy Coordinators, collaborating with all departments to bring transparency, preparation, communication and standardized protocols to the industry.
Casey is one of nine Fight Masters in Fight Directors Canada, and the first woman to be credited for Fight Directing at the Stratford Theatre Festival. Casey runs a Stage Combat school for youth, and is a movement instructor at a number of arts colleges.