Nordic Intimacy Coordinators

The leading organisation for creating safe and believable intimacy in film, TV & theatre in the Nordic region

Nordic Intimacy Coordinators (NIC) was established by Malin B. Erikson and Pia Rickman in 2019 and is dedicated to changing the culture by providing a clear structure when working with intimate content in the entertainment industries.

WE CREATE EXCITING PHYSICAL STORYTELLING FOR STAGE AND SCREEN
NIC provides consultancy, choreography and coordination in the Nordic region for scenes involving or with intention of intimacy, nudity and simulated sex. In addition to this, we provide training within the industry and arts institutions. NIC advocates for the safety of both cast and crew, and increasing awareness for best practice when working with intimacy.  

Our intimacy coordinators (IC) are qualified actor trainers and coaches with years of experience in teaching and directing of actors and performers. 

photo credit: Giorgio Trovat

GOOD INTIMATE SCENES ADVANCE THE STORY AND REVEAL SOMETHING NEW ABOUT THE CHARACTERS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP
With actors, intimate scenes can be broken down to objectives, obstacles, actions and stakes like any good writing. Through breath, movement and gaze the actor captures the essence of the character both on an emotional and physical level. The authenticity of the storytelling in those specific moments, is crucial. Intimacy coordinators are there to provide tools for simulating intimacy and choreographing the scene together with the director and actors. With these means, intimacy coordinators aim to provide the cast and crew with a space where challenging content can be made safely.

By working with us your production is telling the intended story, making the intimate encounter look more real and making sure that you are accurately portraying the intended communities represented on stage and screen while keeping everyone safe.