The Love Experiment

Pilot episode for 10Play


Production: Media Stockade & Alchemy Productions, Abacus Media Rights & Screen Australia
Series Producer Rebecca Barry
Director/ Co-producer Sinéad McDevitt
Producers: Madeleine Hetherton-Miau, Michelle Nagy, Petrice Graham
Post Production: Evolution Post

Angela Cerasi from Peachy Keen Colour remotely colour graded this pilot episode of The Love Experiment, directed by Sinéad McDevitt.  The pilot episode was created as part of 10 Play’s 2022 Pilot Showcase.  Production was completed by Media Stockade via series producer Rebecca Barry.

The show asks a question:

Can 36 questions make you fall in love with a total stranger? The Love Experiment is a simple dating experiment that puts this big idea to the test by matching pairs of strangers to share the most intimate conversations of their lives, all hoping that their vulnerable revelations will be able to transform a mere connection into true love.

The following blurb from Media Stockade’s website gives more information about the show:

Social isolation is a growing health epidemic. A third of marriages end in divorce, and the world is in conflict, unable to find common ground. What if one social experiment could help?

The Love Experiment is a format that has been produced in Belgium (RTBF) and South Africa (Via) and Ireland (RTÉ) and is represented by Abacus Media Rights. Designed to connect people via an uplifting format with a basis in hard science, The Love Experiment is modelled on a ground-breaking study carried out in 1996 by US psychologist Dr. Arthur Aron, with powerful results. Two strangers are seated in a room facing each other and ask one another 36 intimate questions, after which they must stare at each other for 3 minutes with uninterrupted eye contact. This love lab invites singletons, estranged couples, and total opposites to bare their souls to see if love will blossom, with some fascinating results.

Angela Cerasi also colour graded this music video for director Sinéad McDevitt, for the song Wasteland, by musician Mick Flannery.  To see another pilot episode where Angela Cerasi colour graded and set the look for the series season, check out the trailer and stills for Beauty & the Geek, season 8, here.