Nigel is a certified Intimacy Coordinator with Intimacy Directors International (IDI), and Intimacy Directors and Coordinators (IDC) – the US based organisations pioneering best practice for performed intimacy, simulated sex and nudity for theatre, television and film. He is mentored by Alicia Rodis who is at the forefront of the intimacy coordination movement where she has been consulting on best practices for television and film internationally and is the lead intimacy coordinator for HBO worldwide.
In 2020, Nigel was the intimacy co-ordinator for SPIDERHEAD starring Chris Hemsworth for Netflix; the award-winning webseries DING DONG I’M GAY; and the world premiere of TRIPLE X with Queensland Theatre which will return to the stage in 2021 for Queensland Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company.
In 2019, Nigel spent 3 months in the US working with Alicia on a number of HBO productions, as well assisting and delivering programs for Columbia, Juilliard, Wright State University, University of Cincinnati and University of Michigan. Nigel was also part of the initial SAG-AFTRA Intimacy Coordinator meetings held in NY and LA, where they were in the process of establishing a plan to help assist the industry in the use of intimacy coordinators and to standardise and codify the process for intimacy coordinators.
Nigel has made a career out of creating safe spaces in which actors can do their best work, and is passionate about the importance of intimacy coordination within the industry. Nigel offers a comprehensive and best practice approach to the creation and performance of scenes or moments of intimacy in film, TV and theatre, with an aim to always facilitate the best possible outcome for both production, creatives and actors. His approach is both wholistic in that he invites participation from pre-production all the way through to post, as well as when specifically required.
Nigel is also 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, and an Honorary Fight Director with Fight Directors Canada.
Nigel’s film work includes: SPIDERHEAD, DING DONG I’M GAY, OCCUPATION 2, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, V, DEADLINE GALLIPOLI, THE WATER DIVINER, THE BOURNE LEGACY, VIKINGDOM and WINTER’S TALE. As part of the Weapons Specialists Ltd creative team: THE GOOD WIFE, PERSON OF INTEREST, ONE SHOT/JACK REACHER, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, SALT, I AM LEGEND, SOPRANOS – 1997 SEASON, THE MINISTERS, 30 ROCK and LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (Wolf Films).
Live performance choreography credits include: The Metropolitan Opera, Washington Opera, Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet, New York City Ballet, Cameron Mackintosh, Dainty Group International, Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre, Bell Shakespeare Company, Belvoir, La Boite, Circus Oz and Kooemba Jdarra.