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NAFA Chat | “Intimacy Coordination” | Michela Carattini & Nigel Poulton

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The Horse

381 Crown Street

Surry Hills, NSW 2010

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NAFA Chat” is a friendly forum held at The Horse in Surry Hills. Come join us on the third Monday of the month from February to November (excluding public holidays).

Each meeting begins with industry announcements where various castings, crew calls, and industry events are pitched. The Guest Speaker Presentation follows, where the invited speakers inspire the group by sharing their insights into trends in the industry.

Michela Carattini and Nigel Poulton will discuss the emerging field of intimacy coordination in film and television production.


Michela Carattini

Michela is a Sydney-based intimacy coordinator, currently training under the apprenticeship of Intimacy Directors International (USA) and Ita O’Brien, founder of Intimacy On Set (UK).

Michela is a qualified and experienced mental health professional, holding a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Columbia University (New York) and a Masters of Criminology from the University of Sydney Law School. She has seven years’ experience as a caseworker and crisis-counsellor specialising in the area of violence against women.

Michela is also a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York, an award-winning actor and filmmaker, dancer and choreographer, and served for a year on the core committee of Women in Theatre and Screen (WITS) Australia.

Michela and Nigel created and taught the first curriculum on intimacy coordination for directing students completing the Master of Arts Screen at AFTRS.

Nigel Poulton

Nigel is an award-winning movement and fight director/coordinator, intimacy director/coordinator, and actor. He is an apprentice of Intimacy Directors International; an Instructor, Fight Director and past President of the Society of Australian Fight Directors Inc; a Certified Fight Director and Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors; an Honorary Fight Director with Fight Directors Canada; and has been certified with the British Academy of Dramatic Combat.

Choreography and stunt credits in film include Occupation: Rainfall, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Deadline Gallipoli, and The Water Diviner.

On the stage Nigel has worked with companies as diverse as the Australian Ballet (2018), the New York City Ballet (2007 to 2018), The Metropolitan Opera (2009 to 2015), Sydney Theatre Company, the Bell Shakespeare Company, Washington Opera Company (2002 tour of Japan), and Opera Australia.

A career highlight in 2012 was being recognised for Outstanding Contribution to the Melbourne Stage at the Green Room Awards. He has gratefully received grants from the Australia Council for the Arts and Queensland Arts Council to undertake continuing professional development with leading theatre practitioners throughout the world.



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Under 18 years requires adult parent or guardian.

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10-min uphill walk from Central railway station. Paid on-street parking on Crown St and surrouding streets.


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Surry Hills, NSW 2010

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