Kelly Turner has recently adapted her NY Times bestselling book ‘Radical Remission’ into a fictional, feature-length screenplay entitled OPEN-ENDED TICKET.
This emotionally moving film tells the story of a cancer patient who takes her best friend on an around-the-world journey to try to find her estranged father before it’s too late. In their race against time, a string of unexpected events makes them question everything they thought they knew about life, death, and healing.
Note: Kelly Turner is represented by APA Talent Agency and CDAS Law Firm on this project.
Staged Reading – NYC
A private, staged reading of this screenplay for 50 film industry professionals was held in October in NYC, with actress Scottie Thompson reading the lead role, screenwriter Kelly Turner reading the supporting role, Anna Gutto directing, and Milena Kozhin producing. Thank you to all who attended and made it such a success!
Actress Scottie Thompson has had recurring roles on The Blacklist and NCIS. She had lead roles in the feature films The Lookalike; Skyline, and 37: A Final Promise. She is in the upcoming HBO series Project Greenlight, produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, is recurring in Season 2 of 12 Monkeys on SyFy, and is in the upcoming movie Before I Wake with Thomas Jane and Kate Bosworth.
Screenwriter Kelly Turner is the NY Times bestselling author of Radical Remission, which is the inspiration behind her fictional screenplay adaptation, Open-Ended Ticket. Having studied screenwriting at Harvard University as well as performed in various acting and singing troupes, Kelly is excited to be presenting this screenplay to the public for the first time.
Director Anna Gutto earned New York Times accolades such as “universally excellent” for her work in the theater before finding filmmaking to be her ultimate medium. She started off as a successful actor, including her role in “Gone with the Woman,” Norway’s contender for the Academy Award nomination. Anna later became the Artistic Director for two New York City theater companies. Her work has earned her numerous awards throughout her career, including the prestigious 2-Year Emerging Artist Grant from the Norwegian Arts Council and a 2-year scholarship from the Andrew E. and G. Norman Wigeland Fund for her recent MFA in Directing at Columbia University – a grant awarded on merit. Anna has directed four short films which have earned numerous film festival awards. Her most recent film, Don’t Tell Anyone, won the highly competitive Production Grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in 2014, and entered the festival circuit at Capalbio Film Festival in Italy. Ms. Gutto was a recent finalist for the European Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab in Italy.
As a gifted “connector”, producer Milena Kozhin makes introductions and facilitates relationships with cutting edge companies and leaders. Milena‘s training and work experiences range among companies such as Bloomberg, Miramax Film, Interview Magazine, Conde Nast, Polo Ralph Lauren, Ogilvy & Mather, Matrix Awards, Google, and NY Presbyterian/Cornell Medical Hospital.