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Because of Charley
Directed byJon Binkowski
Written byJon Binkowski
Stephen DeWoody
Produced byJon Binkowski
StarringJohn Amos
Joop Katana
Ashley Jones
Joshua Wade
Peg O'Keef
Clint Robinson
Erin Cline
Simon Needham
Edited byJon Binkowski
Distributed byFreestyle Releasing
Release date
Running time
113 minutes
CountryUnited States

Because of Charley is a 2021 American comedy-drama film directed by Jon Binkowski and starring John Amos, Joop Katana, Ashley Jones, Joshua Wade, Peg O'Keef, Clint Robinson, Erin Cline and Simon Needham. The film is set in Florida in 2004 when Hurricane Charley occurred.[1]



The film was shot in Central Florida in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.[1]


The film premiered on April 9, 2021 at the Florida Film Festival.[1] In September 2021, it was announced that Freestyle Releasing acquired North American rights to the film, which was released in digital platforms on October 5, 2021.[2]


Curt Wiser of OC Movies, TV & Streaming Reviews gave the film a positive review and wrote, "Overall, Because of Charley is a well drawn drama centered around a tragic historical event."[3]


  1. ^ a b c Christiansen, Kathleen (September 14, 2021). "Florida film 'Because of Charley' heads to video-on-demand platforms next month". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved June 23, 2022.
  2. ^ TheGrio Staff (September 8, 2021). "Freestyle Digital Media acquires 'Because of Charley'". TheGrio. Retrieved June 23, 2022.
  3. ^ Wiser, Curt (October 10, 2021). "Because of Charley Review". Medium. Retrieved June 23, 2022.