Siciliana Trevino is an award-winning filmmaker, director and editor.
Her Kickstarter-funded documentary, New Mo’ Cut David Peoples’s lost film of Moe’s Books screened at festivals including the 2016 Mill Valley Film Festival, and won best editing at the 2015 Filmstock Festival.
She is based in Berkeley, California and received her BFA in Film/Video from CalArts.
In December of 2015 Siciliana started Berkeley’s first Virtual Reality Meetup called OffPlanet VR. OffPlanet VR is Berkeley’s VR demo scene bringing together renowned industry pioneers, developers, artists and students to explore the latest VR and AR tech through hands-on demos and lightening talks.
She’s currently producing her first 360/VR music video app with renowned electric Sitar player, Gabby La La, for her all-girl, psychedelic-punk band Snow Angel.
Together they raised $10,000 on Kickstarter to fund the completion of the band’s first album and the production of Snow Angel VR – a trip through four of their quirky music videos, including “We Love” filmed by Trevino and 360 filmmaker Kevin Kunze.
The app also features original album art from Bud Snow.
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. See them in the March 2017 issue of NYLON.
Siciliana is a national speaker and panelist on independent VR production, and has appeared on VR panels at Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing and WeCode Harvard.
She covers Berkeley’s quirky trends, events and promotions on her site, Quirkeley.com and collaborates with local small businesses, organizations including Visit Berkeley, The Downtown Berkeley Association and the Berkeley Chamber to increase engagement through video and social media.
In the 2016 local election, Siciliana was the campaign manager for Berkeley’s Minimum Wage, the Committee in Opposition to Measures BB and CC. She developed and executed the winning campaign strategy to defeat competing minimum wage measures in Berkeley after City Council voted on a compromise. She pivoted the initial “Yes” campaign to a dual “No-No” in a matter of days.
She produced and edited videos, designed print and digital media informing voters to vote NO on both measures so the Council measure could remain in force. Both measures were defeated by over 60% of the vote.
Siciliana’s video and sales marketing experience includes Macy’s Satellite Network in New York and San Francisco where she wrote and directed programs for their executive team and premiere brands including Polo Ralph Lauren and Martha Stewart Collection.
Recognizing the power of social media in early 2009, she initiated and produced the company’s first YouTube series and user-generated video contest with Chef Tyler Florence, generating over a million dollars in sales.