She is a Berkeley-based, Bay Area native and received her BFA in Film/Video from CalArts.
“With New Mo’ Cut I was struck by the romance of making a film about a film about a bookstore. The story is a reminder that beauty and value are in the eyes of the beholder and how serendipity can occur anywhere, at any time, and interconnect lives in deeply meaningful ways.”
Snow Angel VR
Siciliana is currently producing her first 360/VR music video app with renowned electric Sitar player, Gabby La La, and her femme fatal, psychedelic-punk band,Snow Angel.
Together they raised $10,000 on Kickstarter to fund the completion of the band’s debut album and the production of Snow Angel VR – a trip through four of their quirky music videos, including “We Love” filmed by Trevino, and pioneering 360 filmmaker Kevin Kunze.
The app also features original album art from Bud Snow.
“VR and 360 filmmaking is the dawn of spherical media. It’s, Lights! Camera! Hide!
The fourth wall is gone, pushing the director to be more of an influencer and designer. The headset turns audiences into “users”, who experience stories rather than passively watching them.
It’s exciting how music is the perfect marriage of all of these components, especially with the sound that Snow Angel has. They really play off of each other. It’s all about having fun and being able to express this magic.”
Siciliana demos the app on Gear VR at Snow Angel shows throughout the Bay Area including The Starry Plough, The Uptown, and The Rickshaw Stop.
Siciliana covers Berkeley, quirky trends, events and promotions on her site, Quirkeley.com.
Her YouTube series #Berkeley is a video guide to the city’s best sights, bites and shopping.
She collaborates with local small businesses, and organizations to help them increase audience engagement through video and social media. She’s helped Visit Berkeley, The Downtown Berkeley Association, the Berkeley Chamber and the Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center share their stories online.
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