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Siciliana is an award-winning filmmaker, AR/VR producer, and 2018-19 YBCA Fellow. She is the writer, producer and developer of War of the Worlds: Invasion, a podcast and action-adventure game inspired by the H.G. Wells sci-fi classic, made exclusively for Bose AR Frames.

As a 2019 Oculus Launch Pad participant she’s building Ice Breakers, a cross-platform, multiplayer social networking game that breaks down communication barriers, first prototyped in AR at the Reality, Virtually Hackathon at MIT.

Her Kickstarter funded 360 video and films have screened at festivals nationwide, including the 2016 Mill Valley Film Festival.

Her documentary, New Mo’ Cut David Peoples’s lost film of Moe’s Books, winner, Best Editing, Filmstock Film Festival, is archived at U.C. Berkeley’s Bancroft Library.

In 2015 Siciliana started OffPlanet VR, Berkeley’s first VR meetup to connect the city’s creatives exploring immersive tech before the commercial launch of the Oculus Rift.

In 2017 she became a Co-chair for ARVR Women and Allies where she launched the group’s Futurist in Residence program to increase multicultural leadership in immersive media. Funded by the Center for Cultural Innovation with support from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, the program puts state-of-the-art augmented reality headsets Magic Leap One and HoloLens 2 in the hands of women of color artists to gauge their impact on art, design and the future.

Her extensive media communications experience includes Macy’s Inc. in New York and San Francisco where she wrote and directed programs for their executive team and premiere brands including Polo Ralph Lauren. She initiated and produced the company’s first YouTube series and user-generated video contest starring Chef Tyler Florence, generating over a million dollars in sales.

Siciliana received her BFA in Film/Video from CalArts.


Past speaker engagements and panels

AWE 2019

AWE Nite SF: AR and Gaming 2019

VR Day Berkeley 2018

WeCode Harvard 2017