Yes! Women in Science!

Yes! Women in Science! explores the challenges women face in STEM careers and inspires change for better. The documentary visits a diverse cast of women and professions about what they love about their job and advise for those perusing a career in the sciences.

  • Dennis Spielman
    Producer
  • Dr. Elaine Hamm
    Key Cast
    "Self"
  • Dr. Sepideh Razavi
    Key Cast
    "Self"
  • Erica Mitchell
    Key Cast
    "Self"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 18, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Twister Alley Film Festival
    Woodward, Oklahoma
    United States
    May 3, 2019
    Oklahoma Premiere
    Best Oklahoma Documentary
Director Biography

Dennis Spielman is the producer behind the travel series, Uncovering Oklahoma; the ghost story docudrama podcast, Tales Unveiled; and the women in science documentary series, Yes! Science! Based in Norman, Oklahoma, Dennis enjoys introducing people to new things and having adventures with his wife and dogs.

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Director Statement

The documentary filming process for the Yes! Science! series was a collaborative venture. Guests were given questions in advance, which they may change, remove, or add to them. Guests also collaborated on filming locations, camera angles, b-roll suggestions, etc. Before their profile video was released, guests approved the video, and they may change anything, including reshooting their interview. This film is a compilation of two years of work and includes answers to questions that weren't released in a brand new documentary special.

For our third season, we’ve shifted from documentary style to a live studio audience talk show hosted by Pallas the Librarian. In our monthly show, Pallas interviews people in various STEM-related careers about their work, perform fun science experiments, lead panel discussions, and discuss books that have inspired our guests.