Film Office Director brutally attacked in carjacking

Kwame Amoaku, the beloved Director of the Chicago Film Office, was brutally attacked in the early hours of Thursday morning. He posted on his Facebook page that he is currently recovering in ICU.



“This a.m. I was attacked beaten and my car stolen by three kids. Thanks to all who have reached out. I’m in the ICU I’m going to be ok.”

Amoaku, who was appointed Director of the Chicago Film Office in 2019, considers the Chicago film community to be “more of a family to me than anything,” stating that strengthening the Windy City’s unique cinematic voice is among his top priorities.

Amoaku worked as Location Manager for Dick Wolf’s Chicago Fire from 2014 to 2018 and has been on many lines of the call sheet earning dozens of acting, directing, and producing credits throughout his career.

His greatest asset to production has been his intuitiveness, respect, and knowledge of the craft combined with his uncanny ability to be effective in various facets of production.

More details to come.


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