WIFT Canada and Front Row Insurance Presents: Intimacy Coordinators Part 2, with Lindsay Somers and Casey Hudecki

10:00 AM, July 30, 2020

Co-hosted by Brigitte Monneau and Tracy Deer

Location:  This is a Zoom webinar. Register here to receive the zoom link and password.

The presentations will be followed by a moderated Q&A.

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Lindsay Somers (she | her | hers) 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 | hers) 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 art colleges.