Siciliana is an award-winning AR/VR producer and filmmaker who makes immersive games that help players overcome isolation and create shared moments of delight. She’s a Product Manager for Alcove VR, a free social VR app for mulit-generational families, created by AARP.
She’s the host of the Zero to Start podcast, about VR development for beginners. The Spotlight series sponsored by Meta, features conversations with leading and emerging VR creators.
Siciliana is the writer, producer and developer of HG Wells War of the Worlds: Invasion, the first audio AR interactive podcast and action-adventure game made exclusively for Bose AR Frames.
She wrote and produced 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 launched ARVR Women’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 in the hands of Black women 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.
Speaker engagements and panels
Independent Writing and Producing for the Metaverse, CalState EastBay 2021
Writing for the Metaverse, Chapman University 2021