Actor and director Miriama McDowell is one of the first 'intimacy co-ordinators' working in New Zealand's film and TV industry since the #MeToo movement.

1 You recently began working as an "intimacy co-ordinator". What's that?

It's a new role that's been created after #MeToo and [Harvey] Weinstein to keep actors safe on set when they're doing intimate scenes. I was first invited to work in this role for Ahikāroa, a bilingual TV drama with lots of sexual content and young inexperienced actors. Then I did a course with Ita O'Brien who works worldwide as an intimacy trainer. I know of

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