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Disney's "Elemental" Co-Star Shila Ommi Interview | THAheadline

"Elemental" is an upcoming film from Disney and Pixar that tells the heartwarming story of Ember, a fiery young woman, and her family of fire elements who has relocated to Element City. The city is home to residents of all four elements - Fire, Water, Earth, and Air - who coexist in harmony. As Ember's friendship with the carefree Wade challenges her beliefs about their world, the film delivers a strong message and showcases Pixar's exceptional animation.

Directed by Peter Sohn and produced by Denise Ream, "Elemental" features a screenplay by John Hoberg & Kat Likkel and Brenda Hsueh, with a story by Sohn, Hoberg & Likkel, and Hsueh. The film's stunning animation is accompanied by an original score composed and conducted by Thomas Newman.

In a recent interview with THAheadline, Shila Ommi - best known for her roles in "Tehran" and "Little America" - discussed her portrayal of Cinder Lumen, a matchmaker in Firetown who is still looking for the perfect match for her daughter, Ember. Ommi's awe-inspiring performance adds depth to the character's background of emigrating from Fireland, and interestingly, the director based Cinder's personality on his mother, making her even more special and endearing. Producer Denise Ream admires Cinder for her compassion and empathy toward Ember's challenges.

Despite the challenges faced by the camera and layout team in presenting the Fire characters on screen, their hard work resulted in a spectacular movie set to release in theaters on June 16, 2023. "Elemental" promises to be a must-watch family film with a strong message and exceptional animation.

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