OPEN-ENDED TICKET is a finalist for the Sundance Screenwriting Competition! It was also a finalist for the 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, as well as a TV show pilot entitled Haley & Kate.

This emotionally moving film and TV series tell 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.

If you or someone you know would be interested in learning more about this film project, please EMAIL US HERENote: Kelly Turner is represented by the law firm of Frankfurther, Kurnit, Klein & Selz, P.C. on this project.

The Team

Turner_Kelly_4786ret_LoRes 212x212Actor, Writer & Producer Kelly A. Turner is the NY Times bestselling author of Radical Remission and Radical Hope, which are the inspiration behind her fictional screenplay adaptation, Open-Ended Ticket and scripted TV pilot Haley & Kate. The feature 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. She is also a trained actor based in NYC, and has appeared in numerous films and TV shows. She is currently slated to play the co-lead role of Kate in Open-Ended Ticket.


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 award-winning 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 NYC, with actress Scottie Thompson reading the lead role, screenwriter Kelly Turner reading the co-lead role, Anna Gutto directing, and Milena Kozhin producing. Thank you to all who attended and made this staged reading such a success!

Actor Scottie Thompson has had recurring roles on The Blacklist, NCIS, 12 Monkey, and MacGyver. She had lead roles in the feature films The Lookalike; Skyline; 37: A Final Promise, The Leisure Class, and Hope at Christmas. She has also had supporting roles in Crown Vic starring Alec Baldwin and Before I Wake starring Kate Bosworth.


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