KILLING KATE is a Proof of Concept Action/Thriller about a woman taking her power back from an abusive situation, framed in the story of a captive woman leaving a crime boss.

In today’s culture, the topic of women refusing to tolerate abusive men is front and center and this script has received emotional reactions from many women as they read it.

Matt Sconce is seeking to develop this into a feature film and has an outline, treatment, and screenplay available soon.


For years, Kate has been blackmailed through fear and violence to be the trophy of, Johnny, the head of the Kato crime family. When Kate makes the decision to leave the family, shooting Johnny in the process, she becomes a target. With each step, she takes her power back and, as she rises, her pursuers discover that killing Kate is not as easy as it seems