See the Making of the Military Family Documentary While Time Stands Still

Making of Military Family Documentary: While Time Stands Still

While Time Stands Still – Official Press Release

DVD on Sale


So exciting!!!  While Time Stands Still goes on SALE on Friday, May 8th in honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day.  It feels all the more real since the press release for the film went out today.

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Military Family Documentary Press Release


Military Family Documentary DVD Release Celebrating Military Spouse Appreciation Day, May 8th


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For the past eight years, Iraq War Veteran Spouse and filmmaker Elena Miliaresis has had one mission: to tell the story of America’s military families during wartime. On May 8th, in honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Smiling Sun Productions will release her documentary While Time Stands Still on DVD via This inspiring film reveals the untold perspective of what it is like to be a family during wartime.


USC presents Military Family Documentary

The University of Southern California – School of Social Work

Field Education – Military SW & Veteran Services Sub-Concentration


Military and Veterans Social Work Caucus

Celebrating National Military Child Month


the Military Family Documentary

While Time Stands Still

Elena Miliaresis


Will be in attendance for introduction of film and Q & A!

WHEN:              Tuesday, April 14, 2015

5:30 – Reception

6:00-7:30 – Screening

WHERE:           MRF 340 – 3rd Floor Auditorium


While Time Stands Still – Flyer, MilSWC, April 2014



Click to Listen to Director Elena Miliaresis on Army Wife Talk Radio

Click to Listen to Director Elena Miliaresis on Army Wife Talk Radio

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Monday, March 23, 2015 – 8pm EST for Live Show

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Military Family Documentary While Time Stands Still Featured on Blog SOS Aloha

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Documentary Filmmaker Elena Miliaresis on Veterans Day Live!

Tune in to hear filmmaker Elena Miliaresis talk about her inspiring documentary about military families While Time Stands Still as part the ‘Women Empowerment’ series on Veterans Day Live!

Elena on Veteran’s Day Live! Feb 15

I am excited to be making a radio appearance on Veteran’s Day Live! on Sunday, Feb 15 at 2pm PST.  I’ll be part of their Women Empowerment Show talking about my documentary While Time Stands Still and the issues facing Military and Veteran Families.  Come check it out!


Hosted By: Retired Veteran’s Vaneric Marshall & Big Dre Veteran’s Day Live is a show dedicated to addressing the needs of many PTSD, substance abuse, homelessness, divorce, family, disintegration-even suicide. So often these veterans suffer alone in self-imposed exile, not knowing where to turn for sensitive answers to their most critical needs, especially for our women of the military. Also designed to help current and former veteran’s families to get the benefits they properly deserved.



‘A Great Film for Military Families’


It’s never easy when a spouse deploys.

Suddenly you’re left taking care of everything on your own. Not to mention worrying about your spouse. So you have to take care of your family, while the constant worry goes on in your head.

I was glad when Elena Miliaresis contacted me about a documentary she made called While Time Stands Still. The documentary follows two military wives before, during, and after a deployment. The first wife, Brandi, is left to deal with two toddlers. The other wife, Denneny, has to say goodbye to her husband for the first time.

This is a fantastic documentary for military families to watch. It reminds us that we are not alone.

To purchase a copy of the documentary, you can check out the website here. You can also learn more about the director and producer of the documentary, Elena, and read more about the families depicted in the film.

You can also LIKE the Facebook page.