Our production team, director, and writer will attend the Cannes Film Market in May 2019! Please contact us below if you would like to set up a meeting during the Market.
OPEN-ENDED TICKET is a Finalist for the 2019 Sundance Screenwriting Competition! It was also a finalist for the 2018 Sundance-Sloan Screenwriting Competition.
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.
Screenwriter and Producer Kelly Turner is the NY Times bestselling author of Radical Remission, which is the inspiration behind her fictional screenplay adaptation, Open-Ended Ticket. This script was recently a finalist for the 2019 Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab, as well as a finalist for the 2018 Sundance-Sloan Screenwriting Competition. Kelly studied screenwriting at Harvard University.
Anna Gutto is co-directing an upcoming Netflix series alongside with award-winning director Per-Olav Sørensen (NOBEL, QUICKSAND). Anna won the Zaki Gordon Award for Excellence in Screenwriting for PARADISE HIGHWAY, which she is set to direct and is being produced by Claudia Bluemhuber of Silver Reel (THE WIFE, RAILWAY MAN). Anna received The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Production Grant for her short film, A LUCKY MAN, which recently won two awards at SENE Film Festival and was included in Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner. Anna has written & directed 4 award-winning short films, winning numerous festival awards, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Ensemble. Her newest short film, MOMMY HEIST, was bought by France Television and is currently being broadcast in the Courte Libre program. Originally from Norway, she has worked with Scandinavian legends Jon Fosse, Stein Winge, and Academy Award-nominated director Petter Naess. In New York, Anna was the Artistic Director of two theater companies, launching 10 plays in 10 years, and collecting accolades such as “universally excellent” from The New York Times. Anna received her MFA in Film at Columbia University where she graduated with honors in May 2016. She is represented by APA Agency.
Craig Jones, a partner at Boomtown Films in Cape Town, South Africa, recently produced the feature film SAMSON ($6M), starring Rutger Hauer, Taylor James, Jackson Rathbone, and Billy Zane. Before that, he produced THE PERFECT WAVE ($2.3M) starring Scott Eastwood, Cheryl Ladd, and Rachel Hendrix and VAN DER MERWE, a South African film starring Greg Kriek. Craig has also produced three feature documentaries, including the award-winning BULI. Over his career, Craig has produced over 900 TV commercials, both locally and internationally. Born in England, Craig began his career in 1988 in London as a runner with one of the top post-production companies in the world, The Moving Picture Company. He later become a senior editor with Six Street Studios and later The Refinery, both in South Africa. In 1998, Craig joined Boomtown in South Africa as a line producer, and after 3 years became a partner in its newly-formed production company, Boomtown Films.
Marion Cecinas is a French producer who began her film career in Paris working on Academy-Award finalist Dripped, directed by Leo Verrier in 2013. Since then, she has produced and co-produced many quality short films, including the comedy short Mommy Heist, directed by Anna Gutto. Thanks to her producing efforts, Mommy Heist was recently acquired by France Télévisions. Marion received her Masters in Film Production from Columbia University, where she studied with renowned producers Anne Carey and Jack Lechner. Most recently, Marion has worked in development and co-productions for major studios in both the U.S. and Europe.
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.