In Search Of The Frog Boys

Episodic Information

In 1991, South Korea is preoccupied with its first democratic elections in 30 years. But in a village in Daegu, 5 fathers are facing their worst nightmare. Five young boys go on a romp in the mountains. They never return.

At first, the media is too caught up with the elections to cover this as news, and the local police treats it as a runaway case – until it attracts attention on a TV show. Soon the “frog boys” become national news. But with no credible leads, the mystery remains.

A decade later, the boys’ bodies are found near a military shooting range. But to this day, the case has never been fully investigated. At its heart, this is the story of 5 heartbroken parents and their missing children. But it also tells the wider story of societal changes over 3 decades.

Awards and Accolades : 

New York Festivals TV & Film Awards 2020 - 

Craft: Program - Best Direction (Finalist: Without A Trace) 

New York Festivals TV & Film Awards 2021 -

Social Justice (Win-Bronze)

Episode: 2 x 60 mins

Languages: English

Production year: 2019