STEVE R. E. PEREIRA
Creative Producer, Writer, Director, Community Engagement, Cultural Consultant
As a professional community engagement specialist, I have extensive experience in launching, managing, and coordinating successful projects to drive stakeholder engagement, education and professional development programs, social inclusion and community awareness.
I have a passion for promoting education, awareness for cultural minorities and mental health, as well as to bring life to key community areas. My track record includes expertise in:
• devising dynamic programmes such as seminars and workshops to encourage life long learning and professional development
• developing experiential events to draw participation from the variety of communities,
• coordinating and managing marketing and recruitment events.
Through active engagement with key organisations and groups, I have built a reputation as a reliable engagement specialist with a track record of promoting awareness of professional development programs, integration between different social groups and fostering fundamental growth in communities.
I am a skilled writer, producer and performance director and an accomplished cultural consultant on scripts and manuscripts.
A Capsuled Life
Steve RE Pereira is a Goan (Indian)/Tanzanian/Canadian/Australian writer, director, and cultural producer. Steve is President of Cinespace Inc., is the founder of the Sunshine Short Film Festival and was on the board and a producer with Bent TV for Channel 31. He produced/directed/and was a writer on Here’s The Real Joke, Mate! A Crash Course in Anti-Racism for TikTok. He has assistant directed for theatre: The Meeting, A Play of Giants (Toronto Equity Showcase), Mother Courage ( VCA Melbourne) and wrote, produced and directed the plays Karma Kola (Toronto Equity Showcase), My Kind of Night (Fringe Festival, Toronto), It’s a Goan Thing (Theatre Works, Toronto), and The Graceful Giraffe Cannot Become a Monkey (staged reading for the Big West Festival, Melbourne 2015 and full production for VCA Masters of Directing Thesis Production 2017). Steve was the founding member and Director of Desh Pardesh, the multidisciplinary South Asian arts and activist festival, and a programmer with the Inside Out Film Festival in Toronto. His cultural commentary and fiction are published in Fuse, Borderline, ATOM magazines, The Toronto Star, The Jaoa-Roque Literary Journal (winner Best Short Fiction 2018), Southern Currents, Brave New Goan Writing, Bent St., and ImageOut Write Anthology, among other places.