New in Town is a romantic comedy film, directed by Jonas Elmer, starring Renée Zellweger and Harry Connick Jr. It was filmed in Winnipeg and Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada, and in Los Angeles and South Beach, Miami, Florida, US.
Director: Jonas Elmer
Cinematography: Chris Seager, BSC
Writers: Ken Rance, C. Jay Cox
Stars: Renée Zellweger, Harry Connick Jr., Siobhan Fallon
This was Faires’ second film with Chris Seager, and it was a cold one. The coldest steadicam shot he has ever done (and hopes to ever do) was the walk and talk with Renée Zellweger and Siobhan Fallon. 57 below zero… Yikes!
Having worked with Chris on The Merry Gentleman before this film allowed them to fall right back into that creative shorthand that is so valuable. Chris and Faires have very similar artistic aesthetics and they built a great trust and friendship for one another that he cherishes to this day.