OPEN-ENDED TICKET is a Finalist for the 2019 Sundance Screenwriting Competition! It was also a finalist for the 2018 Sundance-Sloan Screenwriting Competition.

Feature Film

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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.

We are in the process of bringing executive producers and financiers on board for this film. If you or someone you know would be interested in becoming involved, please email us at [email protected]Note: Kelly Turner is represented by Frankfurther, Kurnit, Klein & Selz, P.C. 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!

Actor 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.




Turner_Kelly_4786ret_LoRes 212x212Screenwriter and actor 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 acted in film and national TV, Kelly is excited to be reading the role of Kate and presenting this screenplay to the public for the first time.



Anna-GuttoHeadshotDirector Anna Gutto won the 2016 Zaki Gordon Award for Excellence in Screenwriting for her feature script “Paradise Highway”, selected by screenwriter Dan Gordon (Passenger 57, The Hurricane). The script was a finalist for the 2016 and 2017 Sundance Screenwriting Labs and for the 2015 European Sundance Screenwriting Workshop. She is slated to direct the feature with producer Brandi Savitt of Senza Pictures. A Norway-born screenwriter and director, Gutto started her career in the theater earning accolades such as “universally excellent” from The New York Times. Her short film “Don’t Tell Anyone” is an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation winner. Her short film “Mommy Heist” has been playing festivals internationally and domestically (most recently at Academy Award-nominating Hollyshorts Film Festival in Los Angeles) and is expanding into a series. She is also co-writing two episodes for the TV series M.A.D.


As a complement to the feature film, a docuseries on 'Radical Remission' is also being developed: