Abraham Attah: Police officer stopped, kicked me during movie shoot

Date published: Friday, 25th March 2016

Child actor Abraham Attah
Award winning young actor, Abraham Attah has revealed how featuring in Beats of No Nation Movie virtually landed him in trouble.
In an interview with the King of Comedy, KSM on Thank God is Friday, the child actor disclosed that his embarrassing moment in his breakthrough movie, Beasts of No Nation was a particular scene where a police officer forced him to stop and kicked him.
“I remember a scene when I was running and a policeman asked me to stop and kicked me because he didn’t know it was movie shoot.
I nearly said something to the officer when I stopped but my director called me back. It was in a market and we were supposed to run through the market,”  Abraham Attah said.
He was selected by the director Cary Funkanaga after auditioning for the role as a child soldier.
A scene of the movie - Beasts of No Nation
He has won several awards: Best Male Act at the Independence Spirit Awards, NAACP image awards, Critics choice awards and the Venice Film Awards, breakthrough performance award by the National board of Review he also won an award at last year’s Ghana Movie Awards.
Abraham Attah poses with movie mentor Idris Elba
Abraham also has another movie, modern Ocean, which is yet to be released.


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