Tommy Dorfman shares images for I Wish You All the Best Wrap

Just a few months after the announcement of the start of productioncast and crew I wish you the best has officially finished filming! Director, screenwriter and producer Tommy Dorfman revealed the news about her instagram, sharing a handful of behind-the-scenes footage to go along with the news. The footage highlights the main cast of teens, which was announced just a day before filming wrapped. Dorfman also spotlights the crew and some photos of herself.

I wish you the best is a YA feature adapted from the mason deaver novel of the same name. It centers on Benjamin De Backer, a non-binary teenager who gets kicked out of his home after coming out to his parents. With nowhere to go, Ben goes to stay with their sister Hannah and her husband Thomas. Due to the anxiety heightened by their parents’ rejection, Ben struggles to readjust and keeps a low profile at school as a result. However, when they meet and befriend Nathan, things start to look up as the two grow closer.


Since filming began (and even the initial announcement), the casting has been a highly anticipated announcement. Alexandra Daddario was the first revelation and will play Hannah. While the news was exciting, many readers whose hearts were won over by “Benathan” eagerly awaited to hear who would play the duet. Corey Fogelmanis (A girl meets the world) and Miles Gutierrez-Riley (The Savages) will play Ben and Nathan respectively. To further fan the flames of excitement, fans got their first glimpse of the duo in action, thanks to Deaver sharing a photo on Twitter.

I wish you the best
Image via Sarah Maxwell

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Additional cast for the film includes Amy Landecker (Your Honor) and Judson Mills (This game is called murder) as Ben’s strict Christian parents, Lexi Underwood (Small fires everywhere) and Lisa Yamada (The sound of magic) as Ben’s friends, and Brian Michael Smith (9-1-1: Lone Star). There are still more casting announcements in the works.

I wish you the best marks Dorfman’s debut as a writer and director. She produces alongside ACE Entertainment Matt Kaplanwith Aubrey Bendix and Braden Bochner overseeing the project. James Harris of TeaShop Films serves as executive producer.

I wish you the best does not yet have an expected release date. In the meantime, grab a copy of the book here and get even more Benathan content in the accompanying short story I will be home for Christmas. Check out Dorfman’s full post below:

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