Meet the Team

ELENA MILIARESIS

ELENA MILIARESIS

DIRECTOR - PRODUCER - WRITER

For over a decade, filmmaker and Iraq War Veteran spouse Elena Miliaresis has had one mission: to tell the story of America’s military families. Spurred to action by her own experience with deployment, Miliaresis created “The Military Family Documentary: While Time Stands Still” to reveal the untold perspective of what it is like to be a family during wartime. This fall, her film will be distributed by the National Educational Telecommunication Association (NETA) on PBS stations across the country.

Elena’s previous experience includes directing and producing documentaries, news, and biographies for television, including casting the Lifetime show Coming Home, producing, writing, and directing 14 episodes of the Emmy nominated True Hollywood Story at E! Entertainment, and producing at ABC Network News: World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, Good Morning America, Nightline, and World News Now.

From appearances on PBS, NPR, and abc7 to classes at universities to Veterans organizations, Miliaresis uses her unique position as a spouse, filmmaker, and expert in the subject of family deployment to educate both families and professionals in order to perpetuate healing.

JASON SHUMWAY

JASON SHUMWAY

LEAD EDITOR

Over his career, Jason Shumway has edited popular shows for NBC, E!, MTV, And G4. Jason co-directed the successful short film “Enigma,” the recipient of 42 awards and nominations from around the world. Jason produced the award winning feature film “Bloomington.” Every film Jason has produced has gone on to win multiple awards at festivals. Jason graduated from the prestigious USC School of Cinema and Television.

COLETTE DELACROIX

COLETTE DELACROIX

WRITER - ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Colette Delacroix is a writer, producer, actor who has been working in the entertainment industry for over twenty years. Colette is also the artistic director of The Against Type Theater Company, whose mission is the elimination of stereotypes from creative media.