INSPIRING THE WORLD TO SEE INTIMACY IN EVERYTHING

INSPIRING THE WORLD

TO SEE INTIMACY IN EVERYTHING

CINTIMA stands at the intersection of art, advocacy, and academia. Our collective is a harmonious blend of passionate filmmakers, safety advocates, and visionary creatives. Together, we orchestrate a cinematic universe where every shot captures a tale of courage, acceptance, eroticism, and safety.

A confluence of art, advocacy, and academia. Uniting Artistry with Advocacy: CINTIMA is the symphony of passionate filmmakers, safety advocates, and visionaries. Together, we champion a cinematic world where every frame tells a story of respect, mastery, and genuine connection.

CINTIMA stands at the intersection of art, advocacy, and academia. Our collective is a harmonious blend of passionate filmmakers, safety advocates, and visionary creatives. Together, we orchestrate a cinematic universe where every shot captures a tale of courage, acceptance, eroticism, and safety.

Why We Exist

Why We Exist

Why We Exist

Film is more than just visuals—it's a rich tapestry of human emotions, experiences, and journeys. Historically, the intimacy woven into these narratives has been sidelined or mishandled. CINTIMA seeks to transform this narrative. We envision a cinematic world where storytelling's true essence is heightened by the trust and respect infused into every intimate moment. Our mission? To not merely educate, but to elevate, ensuring that every individual involved in filmmaking—be it an actor, director, or producer—fully grasps and celebrates the pivotal role of safe, consensual, and artfully crafted intimacy on screen.

Film is more than just visuals—it's a rich tapestry of human emotions, experiences, and journeys. Historically, the intimacy woven into these narratives has been sidelined or mishandled. CINTIMA seeks to transform this narrative. We envision a cinematic world where storytelling's true essence is heightened by the trust and respect infused into every intimate moment. Our mission? To not merely educate, but to elevate, ensuring that every individual involved in filmmaking—be it an actor, director, or producer—fully grasps and celebrates the pivotal role of safe, consensual, and artfully crafted intimacy on screen.

Film is more than just visuals—it's a rich tapestry of human emotions, experiences, and journeys. Historically, the intimacy woven into these narratives has been sidelined or mishandled. CINTIMA seeks to transform this narrative. We envision a cinematic world where storytelling's true essence is heightened by the trust and respect infused into every intimate moment. Our mission? To not merely educate, but to elevate, ensuring that every individual involved in filmmaking—be it an actor, director, or producer—fully grasps and celebrates the pivotal role of safe, consensual, and artfully crafted intimacy on screen.

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Jimanekia Eborn

Jimanekia Eborn

Co-Founder

Co-Founder

Jimanekia (she/her) is a Queer Media Consultant, Comprehensive Sex Educator, and Sexual Assault & Trauma Expert. She is the host of Trauma Queen - a podcast mini-series for survivors of assault and our allies. She is also the Founder of Tending The Garden, a nonprofit for sexual assault survivors that have been marginalized. Her work as a sex educator has been featured in Playboy, Cosmo, Nylon and MANY more.

Jimanekia has worked with Intimacy Coordinators in creating content and teaching since 2021, and became one of the co-owners and co-founders of CINTIMA in 2023.

Jimanekia has worked in mental health for over a decade with youth, adolescents, and adults. Jimanekia has led trauma-informed comprehensive sex and sex toy workshops at multiple universities, including Columbia University, Rhodes College, and Claremont. Jimanekia was a keynote speaker at the UCSB Women of Color Conference in 2019 and has been a featured panelist at the Soho House, Revry’s Queer X, Poly Dallas, Converge Con, and GirlSchool LA.

Jimanekia (she/her) is a Queer Media Consultant, Comprehensive Sex Educator, and Sexual Assault & Trauma Expert. She is the host of Trauma Queen - a podcast mini-series for survivors of assault and our allies. She is also the Founder of Tending The Garden, a nonprofit for sexual assault survivors that have been marginalized. Her work as a sex educator has been featured in Playboy, Cosmo, Nylon and MANY more.

Jimanekia has worked with Intimacy Coordinators in creating content and teaching since 2021, and became one of the co-owners and co-founders of CINTIMA in 2023.

Jimanekia has worked in mental health for over a decade with youth, adolescents, and adults. Jimanekia has led trauma-informed comprehensive sex and sex toy workshops at multiple universities, including Columbia University, Rhodes College, and Claremont. Jimanekia was a keynote speaker at the UCSB Women of Color Conference in 2019 and has been a featured panelist at the Soho House, Revry’s Queer X, Poly Dallas, Converge Con, and GirlSchool LA.

Yehuda Duenyas

Yehuda Duenyas

Co-Founder

Co-Founder

Yehuda Duenyas (he/they) began his practice in intimacy work in 2007, in theater and performance in New York City. Yehuda continued their intimacy work in Film, Television and Performance, and consistently brings a deep level of authenticity, sensitivity, realism, and playfulness to his work as an intimacy coordinator. Yehuda intuitively creates safe spaces for cast and crew to create their best, safest work that is also stylistically versatile-- from realistic drama, to thriller and horror, comedy, sci-fi, romance, as well as motion capture and VFX. As a part of the LGBTQIA+ community Yehuda brings an authentic voice and perspective to their work.

Yehuda is a Primetime Emmy award-winning experiential director with a focus on immersive new media, storytelling, and technology. His clients have included Intel, Spotify, Netflix, Google, YouTube, Walt Disney Imagineering, Comcast, HBO, Showtime, MGM/UA, among others. He has also directed experiences for properties and brands such as: Game of Thrones, Billions, Audi, Jet Blue, Dixie, and Cathay Pacific. Yehuda's work and collaborations have received a Primetime Emmy award, 2 Webby awards, 8 Cannes Lions, 11 Clios, 2 Facebook awards, and an OBIE award.

Yehuda Duenyas (he/they) began his practice in intimacy work in 2007, in theater and performance in New York City. Yehuda continued their intimacy work in Film, Television and Performance, and consistently brings a deep level of authenticity, sensitivity, realism, and playfulness to his work as an intimacy coordinator. Yehuda intuitively creates safe spaces for cast and crew to create their best, safest work that is also stylistically versatile-- from realistic drama, to thriller and horror, comedy, sci-fi, romance, as well as motion capture and VFX. As a part of the LGBTQIA+ community Yehuda brings an authentic voice and perspective to their work.

Yehuda is a Primetime Emmy award-winning experiential director with a focus on immersive new media, storytelling, and technology. His clients have included Intel, Spotify, Netflix, Google, YouTube, Walt Disney Imagineering, Comcast, HBO, Showtime, MGM/UA, among others. He has also directed experiences for properties and brands such as: Game of Thrones, Billions, Audi, Jet Blue, Dixie, and Cathay Pacific. Yehuda's work and collaborations have received a Primetime Emmy award, 2 Webby awards, 8 Cannes Lions, 11 Clios, 2 Facebook awards, and an OBIE award.

Select film and TV credits include: The Afterparty Season 2 (SONY/APPLE TV), American Gigolo (Paramount Television/Showtime), Little America Season 2 (NBC/Universal/Apple TV), Westworld Season 4 (HBO), Monster: The Jefferey Dahmer Story (Ryan Murphy/Netflix) among others.

In addition to his commercial work, Yehuda's collaborative Immersive Theater and installation work has been supported by the Doris Duke Foundation,

the New York State Council on the Arts, the Greenwall Foundation, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs,

the 9/11 Fund, the Downtown Theater Alliance,

the Jerome Foundation, Arts International, Chashama, the Durst Organization, Two-Trees Realty, as well as private funders and donors.

Yehuda holds an MFA in Integrated Electronic Arts from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a BA in theater cum laude from Skidmore College, and was a founding member of the award-winning underground democratic theater collaborative The National Theater of The United States America in NYC.

Select film and TV credits include: The Afterparty Season 2 (SONY/APPLE TV), American Gigolo (Paramount Television/Showtime), Little America Season 2 (NBC/Universal/Apple TV), Westworld Season 4 (HBO), Monster: The Jefferey Dahmer Story (Ryan Murphy/Netflix) among others.

In addition to his commercial work, Yehuda's collaborative Immersive Theater and installation work has been supported by the Doris Duke Foundation,

the New York State Council on the Arts, the Greenwall Foundation, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs,

the 9/11 Fund, the Downtown Theater Alliance,

the Jerome Foundation, Arts International, Chashama, the Durst Organization, Two-Trees Realty, as well as private funders and donors.

Yehuda holds an MFA in Integrated Electronic Arts from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a BA in theater cum laude from Skidmore College, and was a founding member of the award-winning underground democratic theater collaborative The National Theater of The United States America in NYC.

Jaclyn Chantel

Jaclyn Chantel

Co-Founder

Co-Founder

Jaclyn Chantel (she/her) is true multi-hyphenate and has been working in the entertainment industry for over 10 years. After earning her BFA in Acting from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, she has worked in production, directing, casting, and acting. This body of work inspired Jaclyn to begin her work in intimacy coordinating, filling her toolbox with experiences and skills from which to draw as she approaches this important work with actors.

Using Alexander Technique, Alba Emoting, and Viewpoints, Jaclyn is a natural collaborator, and seeks to foster safe spaces while hearing every voice. Jaclyn has also garnered business acumen and developed skills in logistics and management throughout her time in the industry, all of which she is excited to bring as a Co-Founder of CINTIMA.

Jaclyn Chantel (she/her) is true multi-hyphenate and has been working in the entertainment industry for over 10 years. After earning her BFA in Acting from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, she has worked in production, directing, casting, and acting. This body of work inspired Jaclyn to begin her work in intimacy coordinating, filling her toolbox with experiences and skills from which to draw as she approaches this important work with actors.

Using Alexander Technique, Alba Emoting, and Viewpoints, Jaclyn is a natural collaborator, and seeks to foster safe spaces while hearing every voice. Jaclyn has also garnered business acumen and developed skills in logistics and management throughout her time in the industry, all of which she is excited to bring as a Co-Founder of CINTIMA.

Dr. Donald Grant

Dr. Donald Grant Jr. (he/him) is a trusted thought partner to teams and organizations across

the globe.

Ellen Scott

Ellen (she/her) is the author of Cinema Civil Rights: Regulation, Repression, and Race in the Classical Hollywood Era published by Rutgers

Press, and brings with her a wealth of knowledge on the history of cinema and representation.

Sunny Megatron

Sunny Megatron (she/her) is an award-winning Clinical Sexologist, BDSM & Certified Sexuality Educator, and media personality.

Xian Horn

Xian Horn (she/her) has moderated and spoken at the U.N. many times such as for International Women’s Day and International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Apple, ReelAbilities Film Festival, the ACLU, Microsoft, and more.

Frances Reed

Frances Reed (they/them) is an LMT, passionate about making holistic therapies safe for trans

clients by teaching therapists the interpersonal

& technical skills to meet the unique needs of

trans clients.

Nisha Ahuja

Nisha Ahuja (she/they) is a Certified Intimacy Coordinator (Never Have I Ever, Mayans MC)

and Media and Script Consultant with a focus

on race, gender, LGBTQ+, disability, kink,

and polyamory.

Doctor John Paul Higgins

Doctor John Paul

Higgins

Jonathan (they/them) is an award winning educator, professor, national speaker, freelance journalist, thought leader and media critic who

examines the intersections of identity, gender and race in entertainment.

Frances Reed

Frances Reed (they/them) is an LMT, passionate about making holistic therapies safe for trans

clients by teaching therapists the interpersonal

& technical skills to meet the unique needs of

trans clients.

Learn more

Nisha Ahuja

Nisha Ahuja (she/they) is a Certified Intimacy Coordinator (Never Have I Ever, Mayans MC)

and Media and Script Consultant with a focus

on race, gender, LGBTQ+, disability, kink,

and polyamory.

Learn more

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