Getting Intimate with Normal People's Sex Scenes and Choreographing Teens with Wolf DNA | Intimacy Coordination with Ita O'Brien
This week, Ita O’Brien joins Rhianna and Michael to demystify the art of intimacy co-ordination. A recent and incredibly important addition to film sets, Ita explains her integral role in creating realistic and safe sex scenes, including working with Michaela Coel on I May Destroy You and Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones on Normal People. But intimacy doesn't just mean sex, Ita's work extends to all physical contact and movement, such as building up believable parental relationships in Hanna or making zombies move in The Girl With All the Gifts. Listen to Wrap Party to learn more about one of the most important roles in modern film and TV craft.
Welcome to the podcast that toasts the excellence of the creatives and craftspeople working behind-the-scenes on some of your favourite films and TV shows. And in this new episode we're talking about one of the newest crafts in filmmaking.
- Hanna (TV series). A genetically-modified teenage assassin - a role requiring an enormous amount of physicality - must navigate the pursuit of a relentless CIA agent. Watch on Prime Video.
- The Girl With All The Gifts (film). A post-apocalyptic horror in which Ita helped choreograph both zombie movements, and how creatures dictated by primal instincts would behave. Rent via Prime Video.
- Normal People (TV series). The buzzy adaptation of Sally Rooney's novel that got most people, including Rhianna, through lockdown. Come for the authentic depictions of sex, stay for the extraordinary performances. Buy via Prime Video.