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Dramatic Comedy Feature “Because Of Charley” Sets Digital Debut On Worldwide VOD Platforms October 5th

Written by on 11 Sep 2021

Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, has acquired worldwide VOD rights to the dramatic comedy feature-length film exploring race relations and gender equality, BECAUSE OF CHARLEY. BECAUSE OF CHARLEY will be available to rent and own on North American digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms on October 5, 2021 through Freestyle Digital Media.

BECAUSE OF CHARLEY tells the story of one fateful Friday the 13th (August 13th, 2004) – when two estranged, raically-mixed stepfamilies reluctantly gather at a Central Florida home for an anniversary party.  Fully intending to keep the visit brief, the two stepfamilies hit a snag when Hurricane Charley takes an unexpected turn that changes everything. As the storm strengthens and the relatives are forced to huddle together in a cramped hallway, their bitter resentments and differences — race, age, faith, gender, sexual orientation — come to a boil.  

Directed by Jon Binkowski, BECAUSE OF CHARLEY was written by Binkowski and Stephen DeWoody, and produced by Gary Dean, Ben Kupfer, Patty Bender, Alexa Timon, Nick Sparks, and Jon Binkowski. Lisa Enos Smith is Executive Producer.  

The ensemble cast of BECAUSE OF CHARLEY features John Amos (‘Grandpa’), Ashley Jones (‘Jesse’), Joshua Wade (‘David’), Peg O’Keef (‘Grammy’), Erin Cline (‘Leigh’), Clint Robinson (‘Michael’), Joop Katana (‘Danno’), and Simon Needham (‘Ian’). 

“BECAUSE OF CHARLEY is a must-see story that is relevant to our times,” said Binkowski. “Our film is multi-layered – both feel-good and thought-provoking – and will resonate with audiences for many reasons. I hope it will both educate and inspire them to revisit their own personal relationships.”


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