Written by Alex Cayas
Moonlark Media is one of Australia's best known producer of Paranormal content. Their documentaries and web-series have explored everything from UFO phenomena to Paranormal Mediumship. The series PI Uncut takes viewers into the heart of the Paranormal community and explores the Paranormal through the eyes and experiences of those most passionate about it and those working on the ground. Moonlark Media is a "family business" in every sense of the phrase and we often wonder what life at the Kaldy household is really like. Speaking with the family Patriarch , Attila Kaldy, about PI Uncut and our Paranormal community is about a thoughtful and engaging experience.
PI uncut is very different to other Paranormal TV series. Can you explain the concept and inspiration?
We wanted to do something that was journalistic, that actually focused on the people in the paranormal. That is basically the concept of PI UnCut – video journalism. As a good friend of mine said: you basically caught a snapshot of the Australian paranormal community, the way it was in 2015 and 2016.
Take us through the process of creating content for PI Uncut. Where do the ideas come from and how do you fan the flame?
Being in the paranormal arena for quite a while, we knew exactly what stories we wanted to focus on. Then again, there are those that just come at you from left field – just like any idea that gets inspired by a good story. The great thing about PI UnCut is that we can continuously add stories to it. In fact we currently have a new episode in post production.
Let’s face it: there is almost an endless supply of variables that covers the subject of ‘paranormal’.
Do you recall an interview you've conducted that was a real "ah ha" or "lights switched on" moment?
One of the recent reports we did on chemtrails was a real eye opener. It certainly made me think that there could be more to this than just a bunch of paranoid people pointing at the skies.
What do you think your great achievement or contribution to the Aussie paranormal field as been?
Awareness and promotion of the Australian paranormal community to a global audience is something we have focused a lot on. I think people from abroad can see how level headed the community is down-under and hard working.
Paranormal TV shows often get a bad wrap from the community. Is it possible to capture the work of a Paranormal Investigator and still have it be entertaining and fit into an hour of Television?
I’m still brewing that one but there can be a number of different and interesting angles
What does the Australian Paranormal Community need more of?
Research wise: The complete removal of repetitiveness, especially methods that have not yielded results, and
the focus on education and implementing what we have learnt. We need to be more objective and engage in experiments that will allow us to collect quality data. I also believe that we must adopt the process of elimination, a method that could lead us to more answers rather than more questions.
Media wise: I guess more of a human story behind the investigations. Finding that right balance.
You come across an injured Yowie while out filming. You have PROOF of its existence. What is your next move?
I would treat it like a human being that reaches out for help and return it to its natural habitat. Would I document it? Well that would depend on the circumstances.