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Actress Gabby Kono Teams up With Director Julia Stiles to Make a Beloved Book “Wish You Were Here” Into a Film

When actress Gabby Kono walks into a room, everyone notices. Besides her exotic looks and lithe figure, she has the magic aura of all “It girls”. This lovely and talented woman is an accomplished independent producer and actress who has worked on a string of notable films highlighting her versatile talents. At the heart of Gabby’s endeavors lies a profound commitment to creative storytelling. 

Gabby’s contributions to films like “Agent Game” (2023), a thriller about a CIA Agent who becomes a target of the agency himself, starring Dermot Mulroney, Mel Gibson and Jason Isaacs.  As well as “Magic Carpet Rides” (2022) with Nicole Dubois, Matthew Law and Natasha Behnam, in a feel-good romance about an anxious influencer who meets a carefree person who is disconnected from the modern world. The film shows her talents in different genres. People in the industry took notice of her flair.

She will soon showcase her filmmaking savvy in a project that is dear to her heart, the forthcoming adaptation of the bestselling novel “Wish You Were Here,” slated for release in 2025 by PhiPhen. This romantic tragedy, originally penned by author Renee Carlino, holds special significance for Gabby, who not only acquired the rights to the story in 2017, but also assumes the roles of producer and actress.

Gabby is fresh off filming the movie in Southern Florida, where the crew and actors lived in Boca Raton. The wrap party at a local yacht club was a hoot with a DJ, a sax player, and sailor themed party enhancers. Part of the shoot was on a sailboat, that’s one of the reasons the shoot was in Florida. 

Additionally, Gabby enlisted acclaimed actress Julia Stiles for her directorial debut and collaborated with Molly Connors’s Phiphen Pictures as her co-producer, facilitating the involvement of leading talents such as Jennifer Grey, Mena Massoud (Aladdin), Isabelle Fuhrman (The Orphan), and Kelsey Grammer (Frasier).

This movie project is sort of a reunion for Stiles and Grammer who starred together in the critically acclaimed God Committee. The movie was a hit at the box office as well. 

Kono, who was raised in Brookville, New York, is a gorgeous brunette who resides in Manhattan with her husband Michael and their adorable goldendoodle Sasha. Whether it’s embarking on travel adventures, or sailing the deep blue seas, this fun couple is always approaching life’s adventures together.

Gabby’s Little Fishy Films optioned the rights to several bestselling novels and scripts, where various projects reside in the development stage.

We look forward to seeing Gabby’s future projects on the screens of our local movie houses. 

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