Abraham Attah 14-yr old 'Beasts Of No Nation' actor wins international award

Attah was a street vendor on the streets of Accra before shooting this film.

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Abraham Attah play The movie Beasts of No Nation is adapted from the book of the same name written by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala’s. (.zimbio)
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Abraham Attah, the 14-year old Ghanaian has won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Actor or Actress at the 2015 Venice Film Festival for his role in the Netflix produced movie Beasts of No Nation starring Idris Elba.

Attah was a street vendor on the streets of Accra before shooting this film. “The lead in ‘Beasts of No Nation’ was essentially a street vendor before we shot the film. [He had] zero film experience, little education…but he became a somewhat professional actor, which was astounding to watch" said Cary Fukunaga who adopted the story for screen at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Idris Elba in 'Beast of No Nation'. play

Idris Elba in 'Beast of No Nation'.

(Guardian)

 

The movie Beasts of No Nation is adapted from the book of the same name written by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala’s.

Abraham Attah and Idris Elba in "Beasts of No Nation." play

Abraham Attah and Idris Elba

(thewrap)

 

The movie will be released on Friday, October 16, 2015, on Netflix, and in select USA theatres.

Netflix is hoping that 'Beast Of No Nation' will be nominated at the Oscars.

You can watch the trailer below;

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