Beast of No Nation star Abraham Attah wins Best Actor award at Tacoma Film Festival, adding to the numerous accolades he has garnered since he hit the limelight
Young actor Abraham Attah has won another award for his outstanding act at the 2016 Tacoma Film Festival (TFF) which took place over the weekend. This time, it is not for his role in Netflix’s Beats of No Nation rather, Abraham Attah wins the Best Actor (Narrative) award for his role in the movie ‘Out of The Village’.
After featuring in his debut hit movie Beast of No Nation, the 15-year old starred in the movie shot in Ghana with local cast and crews. The movie which was shot in Ghana centred on the social and cultural impact of the Ebola Epidemic from the perspective of an orphaned brother and his sister. The brother and his sister sought closure after the disease had ravaged their village. The movie produced by Bryan Singer (X-Men) won ‘Best International Short Film’ at the Foyle Film Festival 2015.
TFF which was established in 2006, features internationally recognized up-and-coming filmmakers as a group where they screen their work and share their experiences. Each year, the festival recognizes the best-of-the-best with its TFF Awards.
Abraham Attah gained a lot of exposure after his remarkable debut movie; ‘Beast of no Nation’. He gained international prominence playing lead role alongside Idris Elba in the movie directed by Emmy Award-winning Cary Fukunaga.
He won Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at Venice Film Festival 2015, ‘Best Male Lead’ award at the 2016 Independent Spirit Awards, and also Rising Star Award’ at the Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC).
Attah has also landed another role in the movie ‘Spiderman Homecoming’. The movie is an upcoming American Super-hero movie, featuring the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man; produced by Marvel studios and Colombia pictures and distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment.