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RESUME

WENHWA TSAO

INTIMACY COORDINATOR

INTIMACY PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION CERTIFIED

CHICAGO, IL

+1 312.208.9498

IC4Screens@gmail.com

Intimacy Professional Association 

EXPERTISE

I support the director’s vision in creating a consent-forward environment for film, television, and media projects. As an advocate for the actors, I obtain consent from them to provide Production with clarity on the rider. I work collaboratively with crew members to ensure the appropriate modesty garments and barriers are provided. Additionally, I offer emotional support to both actors and crew members. I aim to apply best practices to enhance the artistic value of the project through clear communication.

 

EXPERIENCE

Supported local independent film production as the Intimacy Coordinator

  • Scented Memories,  Student Film

  • The Geese,  Student Film

  • Red Rectangle,  Independent Short Film

  • I Think We Should See Other People, Student Film

  • Open Casket,  Independent Film

  • 24_7,  Independent Film

  • In Silk,  Independent Film

  • Kai Na,  Independent Film

 

TRAINING & CERTIFICATION

  • Intimacy Professional Association (2023)

    • Intro to BDSM and Kink Workshop

    • Working with Minors

  • Intimacy Director and Coordinator Certification Program (IDC) 2020-2023

    • Level 1 - Foundations of Intimacy 

    • Level 2 - Foundations of Intimacy

    • Best Practices for Intimacy in Auditions

    • Intimacy Across Borders

    • Scene Work with Kink & BDSM

    • Working with Underage Performers

    • Fit the Action to the Word: Laban's 8 Effort Actions in Choreography

    • Intimacy Choreography

    • Consent Forward Artist BIPOC Scholarship

  • Undoing Racism (2020-2023)

  • Bystander Training (2021-2023)

  • Mental Health First Aid (2022)

  • Theatrical Intimacy Education (TIE) 2020-2023

    • Best Practices

    • Intimacy Coordination

    • Working with Minors

    • Foundations in Race, Intimacy & Consent for BIPOC

    • Intimacy Choreography

    • Race and Choreography

    • In-Person Workshop Chicago

    • Educator Advocate Program

 

EDUCATION

2011    American Film Institute, Directing Workshop for Women, Los Angeles, CA     

1990    Virginia Commonwealth University, MFA, Photography & Film, Richmond, VA

 

*Fluent in Chinese
 

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