The Big Experiment


Duration: 4 x 60’

Year of Production: 2005

Production Company: Rogue Productions

Commissioned By: TVNZ New Zealand

Definition: SD

What would life be like if you looked different? How would people treat you if your skin was another colour? What if you were a different gender? Or you had a disability? Or even, if you were disfigured? This series brings you a social experiment like no other. Volunteers will undergo a radical transformation and then walk a day in someone else’s shoes. To prepare for their big day, a team of mentors will push them out of their comfort zone and into a punishing training schedule. Our highly skilled prosthetic artists radically change our human guinea pigs. Ready or not, they must face the world looking completely different. This is a social experiment where the public is also put to the test.

Nominated (2006): Best Reality Series, Air New Zealand Screen Awards