Julia Effertz, intimacy director/coordinator, Berlin
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  • Intimacy director/coordinator
Born 1980 (42 Years)


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About Julia Effertz

"Intimacy is a craft."

I am an Intimacy Coordinator, trained and certified through the American Intimacy Professionals Association (IPA).

In 2019, as Germany's first trained Intimacy Coordinator, I brought this new profession to Germany and established professional practice and best practice in intimacy work here. Since the beginning of 2020, I have been coordinating the full range of productions for film, television, streaming providers and theaters, speaking about the work, raising awareness and educating our industry on best practice when working with intimate content. I am certified to current international standards and meet the SAG-Aftra requirements for trained intimacy coordinators*.

From 2019 to 2020, I underwent Level 1+2 training with British pioneer Ita O'Brien ("Sex Education", "Normal People"). In 2021, I completed my training with Amanda Blumenthal ("Euphoria", "The L Word"), and have been certified as an Intimacy Coordinator through the IPA since July 2021.

I am an experienced industry practitioner and a passionate storyteller - some will know my work as an actor through German and international film and television. To learn more about my work as an actress, feel free to visit my actor website at www.juliaeffertz.com.

After my acting training in Paris, Oxford and London, I worked in theater in England and moved to Berlin in 2012, where I focus on acting for German and international film and TV productions. As a screenwriter, I have been nominated for the Funny Women Awards London and the Tallin TV Scriptpool, among others. Movement-wise, I am at home in dance and martial arts and love to incorporate my movement expertise into intimacy work.

An important part of my job is education and working with the next generation of filmmakers. I speak regularly at industry panels, train creative professionals and production companies, and teach directing, acting, screenwriting, and producing at universities.

Known for

Fictional projects as intimacy director/coordinator

2023Habibi Baba Boom (WT)TV Series, Disney+(tba - to be announced)Bantry Bay Productions GmbH
2022Nichts, was uns passiertTV Movie, WDR [de]Julia C. KaiserGaumont GmbH [de]
2022Am Ende - Die Macht der Kränkung
Intimacy Coordinator (Head of Department)
TV Series, ORF [at], ZDFneo [de]Daniel ProchaskaMona Film Produktion GmbHIntimacy Coordinator (Head of Department)
2022Hammerharte Jungs (WT)
Intimacy Coordinator (Head of Department)
Independent Feature FilmGranz HenmanRat Pack Filmproduktion GmbH [de]Intimacy Coordinator (Head of Department)
2022DruckTV Series, funk [de], ZDFneo [de]MultipleBantry Bay Productions GmbH
2022Hagen (WT)TV Series, RTL+ [de]MultipleConstantin Television GmbH [de]
2022Hagen (WT)Feature FilmCyrill BossConstantin Film [de]
2022Unnoticed - Was wir fürchten (WT)Limited series, ZDFneo [de]Daniel RübesamBavaria Fiction GmbH
2022Role Play (WT)Feature FilmThomas VincentStudiocanal [fr]
2022Schlafende Hunde / Sleeping Dogs (WT)Limited series, NetflixFrancis MeletzkyReal Film Berlin GmbH
2022Constellation (aka Electric Eye) (WT)TV Series, Apple TV+MultipleTurbine Studios [uk]
2022The Tutor (WT)Feature FilmAlice TroughtonEgoli Tossell
2022Tatort - Was ihr nicht sehtTV Movie, MDR [de]Lena StahlMadeFor Film GmbH [de]
2022A Thin LineTV Series, Paramount+MultipleWeydemann Bros Serial Drama GmbH [de]
2022Love Addicts
Intimacy Coordinator for Episodes 1-4
TV Series, Prime Video (Amazon)Arabella BartschWarner Bros. ITVP Deutschland GmbHIntimacy Coordinator for Episodes 1-4
2022Sam - A SaxonLimited series, Disney+Soleen YusefBig Window Productions [de]
2022Alles was zähltTV Series, RTL [de]MultipleUFA Serial Drama GmbH
2022VicShort FilmLuis SchubertDeutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)
2021KaltTV Movie, WDR [de]Stephan LacantKineo Filmproduktion Peter Hartwig [de]
2021Was zählt / What counts (WT)
Intimitätskoordination 3 Szenen Pre-Production
Limited series, ZDF [de]André ErkauGaumont GmbH [de]Intimitätskoordination 3 Szenen Pre-Production

Film awards

2019180 km/h leer (Wettbewerbsbeitrag 99 Fire Films Award)mo.bile Handyfilmfestival Monheim am RheinBester Handyfilm "Alte Hasen"Winner
2018So how did you and Dad meet?Funny Women Awards [uk]Comedy WritingNominated

Basic data

Experience abroadCentral Europe: Czech Republic, Poland
North America: USA
Western Europe: France, United Kingdom
Immediate working areaBerlin
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Berlin
Accommodation possibilitiesCologne, London, Los Angeles, Paris, Stuttgart, Vancouver