Abraham Attah, a young Ghanaian actor has just won the Best Actor (Narrative) for his role in the movie Out of the Village at the Tacoma Film Festival.
15 year old Abraham made his feature film debut in 2015 Cary Fukunga’s movie, Beasts of No Nation where he delivered an exceptional performance.
Out of the Village which was shot in West Africa with a mostly local cast and crew, explores the social and cultural impact of the Ebola epidemic from the perspective of an orphaned boy and his sister.
15 year old Abraham made his feature film debut in 2015 Cary Fukunga’s movie, Beasts of No Nation where he delivered an exceptional performance after being discovered while playing soccer. For his role as Agu, he was awarded the Marcello Mastroianni’s Best Young Actor Award at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival.
Out of the Village had previously won ‘Best International Short Film’ in 2015 at the Foule Film Festival. It was produced by X-men‘s Bryan Singer and directed by Jonathan Stein. Abraham was cast in this movie with the director having never seen any footage of him in Beasts of No Nation.
Ghanaians should collectively be proud of Abraham who has just joined the cast of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming along side Robert Downey Junior, Zendaya, Donald Glover and others, which is set for release in 2017. Abraham is headed for success and we are here cheering him on!