The Big Experiment


4 x 60’

Year of Production


Production Company

Rogue Productions

Commissioned By

TVNZ New Zealand



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