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, Five 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 five heartbroken parents and their missing children. But it also tells the wider story of societal changes over three 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