After the Ball

Synopsis: After the Ball, a retail fairy tale set in the world of fashion. Kate's dream is to design for couturier houses. Although she is a bright new talent, Kate can't get a job. No one trusts the daughter of Lee Kassell, a retail guru who markets clothes "inspired" by the very designers Kate wants to work for. Who wants a spy among the sequins and stilettos? Reluctantly, Kate joins the family business where she must navigate around her duplicitous stepmother and two wicked stepsisters, but with help from a prince of a guy in the shoe department, a god-brotherly gay pal in the design office, her godmother's vintage clothes, and a shocking switch of identities, Kate exposes the evil trio, saves her father's company, and proves that everyone can wear a fabulous dress.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Sean Garrity
Production: Pacific Northwest Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

Graduation showcase.

Oh, come on.

Sporting a fresh new look.

Pins, pins, pins...


20 seconds.

Oh my God, Kate.

Total disaster.

She completely mangled the elastic...

Not my fault.

You make it so flimsy.

Flimsy? It wasn't flimsy.

You tore it with your stiletto.

Who puts shoes on first?


Polly, breathe.

Gonna pin it.

10 seconds, Polly.

Go, go.

You're a lifesaver.

Kate Kassell, 1 minute.

Where are the pins you went to get?

You just had them.

Okay, well, I don't have one...

so you're just gonna have to hold it up.

I won't be able to remember that.

It's in 30 seconds.

I won't be able to remember.


Hi, um, I just wanted

to introduce myself.

I'm Kate Kassell.

I was the last designer of the showcase.

I admire Prada so much.

I was wondering if maybe

you had a position...


Of Kassell clothing?


Well, that's my father's business...

So you're the daughter of the

man whose business is built on...

taking our designs

and turning out knockoffs...

and you'd like a job?


Uh, well that's actually

why I went to fashion school.

Dear, you're obviously very talented...

but with your pedigree

who would hire you?

Nice meeting you, Kate.

Ow, ow, ow, ow...

Shouldn't you be in bed?

I'm allowed to stay up to 10 these days.

Hello, my darling Kate.

You look so thin.

We need to get some soup into you.

Richard's here.


Did you call your Dad...

or is this another secret

visit to Montreal?

All hail the conquering heroine.

There she is.


You look more like

your mother every day.

Doesn't she and she

has the talent to match.

My goddaughter can make a

ball gown out of a burlap sack.

Oh, such fond memories of burlap.

Not for mixed company though.

Vino, Tinto?

Yes, please.

Who's that?

It's Dad.

He's sorry that he

missed my showcase...

and he's asking if I want

to work at Kassell.

Seriously and work for my

stepmom and her two devil spawn.

Forget about them.

You could design.

You could learn the trade.

I want to work in a couture

fashion house, Bella.

And I want to perform

'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert'

on Broadway

opposite Channing Tatum.

I'd pay to see that.

Honey, anyone would...

but sometimes even the

best ideas don't work out.

What'd you do if

you were in my shoes?

Get new shoes.


If I were you,

I'd take his offer.

You have nothing to

lose and you never know...

where this might lead.

But seriously, new shoes.

No one wants to see a

dentist with bad teeth.


Who's pouring me some of that vino?

You're going for a job in fashion...

and this is what you're wearing?

Oh, stop fussing.

Well, at least let me add some colour.

Humour me.

Are you okay?


You okay?

Just... I'm a little bit nervous and um,

it's my first day. So...

It's gonna be fine.

Just go slowly.

All right, I'm going to try this again.

Kassell Clothing.

One moment please.

Kassell Clothing.


I'll see if he's in.

I'm here...

She's in a meeting.

Excuse me.

Can you just...

With whom?

Hello, girl who can't work a door. Hi.

Um, I'm here to see Lee Kassell.

You can speak to the

Vice-President, Elise Kassell.


Let me be very clear.

The price I will pay is

the price I was quoted.

I don't care about the shortage.

I didn't cause the typhoon.

So what you need to do is get

me that shipment at that price.

You got it?

Fine, thank you so much.

Yes, okay, thank you, bye-bye.


Oh my goodness.

Is that really you?

It's been so long. Look at you.

What a cute hat.

That's so brave.

It's good to see you, Elise.

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Jason Sherman

Jason Sherman (born July 28, 1962 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian playwright and screenwriter. After graduating from the creative writing program at York University in 1985, Sherman co-founded What Publishing with Kevin Connolly, which produced what, a literary magazine that he edited from 1985 to 1990. Before establishing himself as a dramatist, Sherman's journalistic works such as reviews, essays, and interviews appeared in various publications, including The Globe and Mail, Canadian Theatre Review and Theatrum. He edited two anthologies for Coach House Press, Canadian Brash (1991) and Solo (1993), and was playwright-in-residence at Tarragon Theatre from 1992-99. Sherman's first professional productions were A Place Like Pamela (1991) and To Cry is Not So (1991), followed by The League of Nathans (1992, published in book form in 1996), which won a Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award (1993), and was nominated for the Governor General's Award for English language drama. Among his many other plays is Three in the Back, Two in the Head, which won the Governor General's Literary Award for Drama (1995), and Reading Hebron, which had its most recent production at London's Orange Tree Theatre in March 2011. In the November 2007 issue of This Magazine, Sherman wrote an article explaining why he would no longer be writing stage plays. Since then, he has written extensively for television and radio, including the CBC Radio series Afghanada and the television series Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures and The Best Laid Plans. more…

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