intimacy coordinators aotearoa new zealand

Te Kāhui Kairuruku Taupiringa o Aotearoa

Robbie Taylor Hunt 

(he/him)

Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington & UK

Robbie was trained and certified by Intimacy for Stage and Screen (ISS). He has worked as an Intimacy Coordinator on television productions for Netflix, Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Channel4 and ITV, and a number of independent films and short films. He has been the Intimacy Coordinator for various live performances, recently Foxes (Theatre503, dir. James Hillier), An Enemy of the People (Creatives in Schools, dir. Eleanor Bishop), and Everything After (Q Theatre, dir. Shane Bosher). 

He has co-facilitated the introduction of Intimacy practice into the curriculum of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and run Intimacy workshops at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), Mountview, Carnegie Mellon University, Drama Studio London, Victoria University Wellington, Long Cloud Youth Theatre, BATS Theatre and Cambridge University.

He is certified in Adult Mental Health First Aid and has undertaken certified courses with High Speed Training in Unconscious Bias, Sexual Harassment, Bullying and Harassment, and LGBTQ+ Awareness. He’s the Training Coordinator for ISS and Trainee-IC Representative for the Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union (UK). He’s passionate about representations of LGBTQIA+ Intimacy and the bespoke needs of queer performers.

Robbie was born and raised in Kirikiriroa, spent some of his teenage years in Waiharakeke, and is now based between Pōneke and London. 

Email: robbie@intimacycoordinatorsaotearoa.co.nz

Testimonials

ACTORS

“Robbie made me feel so comfortable when I had to do my first sex scene on screen. I felt alleviated of any anxieties I held after talking to him. It really made me feel safe to change my mind or voice any opinions or worries I had. He allowed me to feel confident in talking to the Director about the scene. He also reminded us of some technicalities of how things can look more realistic. I couldn’t recommend Robbie enough”

“Robbie brought a level of professionalism to the production which I hugely appreciated and I feel artistically that together we were able to achieve exactly what the director needed. I haven’t stopped singing his praises since the shoot, he was an absolute life saver”

“Robbie was an absolute joy to work with on set. I was really nervous about the intimate scene where I’d be doing my first ever on-screen “make out”. Robbie was really professional, and made the entire experience very smooth-sailing. His guidance was very much appreciated, and I’m grateful to have gained a lot of experience in a controlled, safe environment. Robbie was able to connect well with both crew and other cast, making us all feel at ease, and I loved having the opportunity to work with him!”

 

DIRECTORS

“Robbie was an absolute delight to work with. As a director who hasn’t worked with an Intimacy Coordinator before he really just demonstrated how much nicer and safer it feels to have one on set. He made all of the cast (and me) feel very comfortable and approached all the scenes very flexibly and collaboratively, I would work with him again in a heartbeat.”

“I was primed with confidence and felt thoroughly supported from the very first meeting with Robbie. His mannerisms and techniques really encouraged great performances from the actors. They felt at ease and protected having Robbie around, and thus it made directing the scene much easier. He has a special innate way with people, in making them feel comfortable and opening up within challenging environments. He’s also both creative and practical, therefore coming up with solutions to difficult scenes. I’d love to work with Robbie again as he takes the time to understand story and characters in depth along with the actual characteristics of the actors playing those roles. Further to this, he works on a deep, conscious and professional level with all of his other experiences coming into play within his role.”

“Last week we got to work with the remarkable Robbie on Intimacy and it couldn’t have been more ground-breaking for our process. He was integral to helping us create a foundation for our actors to feel safe.”