Sensate Films is a producer of premuim-quality, process-based erotic media based in Australia and producing content for web, screen, and print.
The hallmarks of our productions include a reverence for the art of erotic filmmaking through the creation of imagery that is as cinematically and artistically moving as it is prurient; an interest in finding and representing sensuality in both the fantastical and the commonplace; a sex-positive approach that opens itself to the diverse expressions of bodies we encounte; and a performer-driven process of production. This results in a practice we call ‘slow porn’.
We shoot and edit in various styles, but no matter what devices we employ as filmmakers, we are foundationally documentarians. The beauty of what we capture is the organic unfolding of an erotic engagement. It’s impossible to script, and so we don’t try. Instead we focus on creating an environment in which that expression can thrive.
Melbourne-based Gala Vanting is an award-winning erotic film producer, sex worker, BDSM practitioner, educator, pleasure activist, and erotic imaginist. She draws from a diverse background in the sexuality and brings a conscious queer feminist approach to her work. Central to all of this is the core value of intimacy and the democratization of sexy.
Sensate’s first experiment with rope film. Shibari speaks in whispers and moves in the moments between. Its architectures shift the body swiftly between earth and sky. There’s a certain quality of communication with rope which requires us to really listen, creating an atmosphere of meditative tension and fibrous connection. LOVE HARD, from which this short […]Tags: Intimate Architecture, Love Hard, and Sensate Films. Performers: Amy and Scott.
Breath is beautiful. It’s one of those basic indicators of aliveness, which is what we’re often testing for when we wander out to the fringes of our bodily or psychological capacities. Checking the vital signs of our adventurousness. Or our sanity. We all wait for Godot with baited breath. LOVE HARD, from which this short […]Tags: canning, impact, Love Hard, mature, Sensate Films, and Waiting for Godot. Performers: Aloysius and Gala Vanting.
A tangled web woven by power, love, and rope. Impressions of multi-directional and inter-woven connections between three women for whom ‘play’ is less of an event and more of a condition of existence. LOVE HARD, from which this short was created, won a Feminist Porn Award in 2015 (Hottest Kink Film)Tags: bdsm, blindfold, bondage, collar, Eating Out, gentle, Georgia, Intimacy, Kathy, Kink, kissing, Love Hard, MissGen, Music, nipple torture, oral, Plexus, rope, rope harness, Sensate Films, and toy. Performers: Georgia, Kathy, and MissGen.
Not all BDSM love stories have happy endings. Nio resurrects one of her own as a reclamation proclamation, only to have it undermined – or is it in fact advanced? – by a lover. She embodies contradiction, loving what she hates, turned on by what disgusts her. Here she walks the fine line between anger […]Tags: Love Hard, Sensate Films, and smile. Performers: Nio.
Each labourers in their own right, Zahra Stardust and Callum Jones compare notes on their gendered identities in relation to work, and enjoy a fabulous feminist fistfuck before heading off to their respective occupations. All in a day’s work, really.Tags: dirty talk, exhibitionist, gardner, public, relationship, and stripper. Performers: Callum Jones and Zahra Stardust.
Take her, go ahead. She wants to be taken, again and again, in this most systematic fashion. An abduction fantasy explored by the abductee, a woman with a depth of imagination and a texturality of text who speaks her desires to have her desires withheld.Tags: abduction, bound, fantasy, female submissive, gag, and voice over. Performers: Viva.
The rhythms and revolutions of the submissive spectrum are explored in painstaking detail in this meditative scene. Abbey is bottom-as-journeyman, led skillfully into and out of that surreal space by his lover Magnolia, who draws his very breath along with her as she moves. ‘Flare’ provokes us as to just where sensation, however soft or sharp, may take us.Tags: bondage, edge play, kissing, latex, piercing play, sensation play, tattoos, and wartenberg wheel.
‘Amber’ is a film about the push-pull of erotic edgeplay and the curious brutality of love. Intimacy is the life force of BDSM, and Gala Vanting and Frank Ly find it in the most unlikely and nuanced of spaces. Together they cultivate and nurture that force, permitting its serpentine character to emerge, and allow it to be released in forms most beautifully profane.Tags: biting spanking, body hair, bondage, female submissive, flogging, kissing, male dominant, and smoking.