Australian original series LOVE ME,
starring Bojana Novakovic and Hugo Weaving
LOVE ME – premiering this Boxing Day on BINGE – will debut Julia Stone’s first ever TV series soundtrack
BINGE – home to the world’s best shows – has collaborated with singer-songwriter, Julia Stone, to create a new track for its first Australian made original series LOVE ME, with a modern version of ‘I Want to Know What Love Is’.
The LOVE ME track which evokes Julia’s signature style and dulcet tones for which she is renowned, has been beautifully created over the last month. Made in collaboration with musicians from around the world, the track was produced by Melbourne based artist Leigh Fisher. From tomorrow (9 December) it will be available to listen via music streaming services, including Apple Music, Spotify and deezer.
Julia will perform the track for the first time at the LOVE ME World Premiere on Thursday 9 December at the State Theatre in Sydney.
Julia Stone said: “It’s been such a fun project to work on. I’ve always wanted to create a sound for a show and to be involved with such an inspiring show, such an incredible cast, is so exciting!”
Alison Hurbert-Burns, Executive Director, BINGE, said: “Julia has done an incredible job of reimagining a classic love song, whilst adding her own modern sound. The song captures the heart of what LOVE ME is about, a series which explores what it means to love and be loved, with all the fears and hopes that love can bring.”
LOVE ME is a romantic six-part drama series that follows three different family members as they experience modern love at distinct times of their lives.
The Mathiesons, Clara (30s), Glen (60s) and Aaron (20s), find themselves at an emotional crossroads following an unexpected event that changes their lives forever. In an era when the world is driven by conflict, LOVE ME is a call to the heart – a funny, sophisticated, heartfelt exploration of love in all its forms. More significantly, it’s a timely reminder that we’re all as inadequate and remarkable as each other.
Clara (Bojana Novakovic, I, Tonya, Birds of Prey, Instinct, Shameless, Satisfaction), who uses her sharp wit and self-deprecation to hide from the reality that she is now approaching 40, and beginning to fear that her successful career might have come at the expense of her own family .
Her doting father, Glen (Hugo Weaving), see-sawing between hope and despair, as he opens his eyes to new intimacies like love and romance in his older age, and then there’s little brother Aaron (William Lodder, Wakefield) – facing a crisis of identity as he navigates love in his early 20s whilst trying to come to terms with the challenges that life presents.
The Mathieson’s fallibility draws them into the world and ever closer to suffering the most hilarious humiliations, those brilliant, pitiful moments that teach us to laugh at ourselves or die trying.
LOVE ME is directed by celebrated Australian director Emma Freeman (Stateless, Secret City, Glitch) with lead writer Alison Bell, and writers Leon Ford, Adele Vuko and Blake Ayshford.
In addition to Weaving, Novakovic and Lodder, the cast includes, Bob Morley (The 100) as Peter, Heather Mitchell (The Unusual Suspects, Palm Beach, Upright) as Anita, Sarah Peirse (Stateless, Sweet Tooth, The Letdown) as Christine, Celia Pacquola (Rosehaven, The Beautiful Lie) as Sacha, Shalom Brune-Franklin (Line of Duty) as Ella, and Mitzi Ruhlmann (The Code) as Jesse.
LOVE ME is a Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia production in association with Aquarius Films for the FOXTEL Group. Major production investment from Screen Australia and financed with support from Film Victoria and The Post Lounge.
The series is distributed internationally by DCD Rights.
All six episodes of LOVE ME will premiere on BINGE on Boxing Day (26 December 2021).