6 episodes

A fiction show about a Korean American son (Joel Kim Booster) who wants to come out to his mom (Esther Moon), but can't because they don't speak the same language.

MOONFACE James Kim

    • Fiction
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

A fiction show about a Korean American son (Joel Kim Booster) who wants to come out to his mom (Esther Moon), but can't because they don't speak the same language.

    EP. 1: Moaning

    EP. 1: Moaning

    The story begins with a moan.



    MOONFACE is created, directed, and written by James Kim. The writers team includes Mary Knauf, Daniel Lamphear, Julian Park, Shay Martin, and Tricia Tongco. Marketing by Meggan Ellingboe. Podcast Artwork by Chava Sanchez. Sound Design by Artin Aroutounians. Engineering and Original Score by Andrew Eapen with music from his band Oyster Kids. 

    The end credits song is “Haenim” by Kim Jung Mi. 



    CAST:

    Joel Kim Booster......PAUL 

    Esther Moon......GINA  

    Mildred Marie Langford......SHAYLA 

    Remy Ortiz......DANNY 

    Todd Masterson......RYAN 

    Ify Nwadiwe......TROY 

    Taeho K plays......PAUL 

    James Bak......PAUL'S DAD



    Other actors in this episode include Frank Stoltze, Yamid Aramoni, Raphael Gatchalian, Lisa Brenner, Blake Zimmerman, Tony D’Amato, Anthony Patiu, Chris Mclean, Julian Park, and Aaron Mendelson. 



    Special Thanks to ViJay Singh, Andrew Ahn, Andy Chavez, Brooke Iskra, Elyssa Dudley, Alyssa Jeong Perry, and Joe Kim.

    • 30 min
    EP. 2: Running

    EP. 2: Running

    Paul goes to the river bed. 



    MOONFACE is created, directed, and written by James Kim. The writers include Mary Knauf, Daniel Lamphear, Julian Park, Shay Martin, and Tricia Tongco. Marketing by Meggan Ellingboe. Podcast Artwork by Chava Sanchez. Sound Design by Artin Aroutounians. Engineering and Original Score by Andrew Eapen. 

    The end credits song is "I DON'T CARE" by 박혜진 Park Hye Jin.



    CAST: 

    Joel Kim Booster......PAUL 

    Esther Moon......GINA 

    Mildred Marie Langford......SHAYLA 

    Remy Ortiz......DANNY

    Todd Masterson......RYAN

    Taeho K......YOUNG PAUL

    Taylor Coffman......STEPHANIE



    Other actors in this episode include Becca Murray, Finnegan Forsyeth, Mary Knauf, and Ava Reas. 



    Special Thanks to ViJay Singh, Andrew Ahn, Andy Chavez, Brooke Iskra, Elyssa Dudley, Alyssa Jeong Perry, and Joe Kim.

    • 21 min
    EP. 3: Eating

    EP. 3: Eating

    Paul goes to a dinner. 



    MOONFACE is created, directed, and written by James Kim. The writers include Mary Knauf, Daniel Lamphear, Julian Park, Shay Martin, and Tricia Tongco. Marketing by Meggan Ellingboe. Podcast Artwork by Chava Sanchez. Sound Design by Artin Aroutounians. Engineering and Original Score by Andrew Eapen with music from his band Oyster Kids. 

    The end credits song is “HEART IN YOUR HEARTBREAK” by The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart.



    CAST:

    Joel Kim Booster......PAUL

    Esther Moon......GINA

    Mildred Marie Langford......SHAYLA

    Remy Ortiz......DANNY

    Todd Masterson......RYAN

    Taylor Coffman......STEPHANIE

    Naomi Ko......ZO

    Casey O'Brien......WARREN

    Taeho K......YOUNG PAUL

    James Bak......PAUL'S DAD

    Brooke Iskra......STUDENT

    Jacquelin Lorraine Schofield......JACKIE



    Special Thanks to ViJay Singh, Andrew Ahn, Andy Chavez, Brooke Iskra, Elyssa Dudley, Alyssa Jeong Perry, and Joe Kim.

    • 26 min
    EP. 4: Dancing

    EP. 4: Dancing

    Paul goes dancing. 



    MOONFACE is created, directed, and written by James Kim. The writers include Mary Knauf, Daniel Lamphear, Julian Park, Shay Martin, and Tricia Tongco. Marketing by Meggan Ellingboe. Podcast Artwork by Chava Sanchez. Sound Design by Artin Aroutounians. Engineering and Original Score by Andrew Eapen with music from his band Oyster Kids. 

    The song "Gou Talk" by Peggy Gou is featured in the club scene. 

    The end credits song is “BAGS” by Clairo.



    CAST:

    Joel Kim Booster......PAUL

    Esther Moon......GINA

    Mildred Marie Langford......SHAYLA

    Remy Ortiz......DANNY

    Todd Masterson......RYAN

    Taylor Coffman......STEPHANIE

    Naomi Ko......ZO

    Casey O'Brien......WARREN

    Taeho K......YOUNG PAUL

    Jeanne Heo......MS KIM

    Brian Lee......KEVIN

    Vivian Yoon......CLAIRE



    Special Thanks to ViJay Singh, Andrew Ahn, Andy Chavez, Brooke Iskra, Elyssa Dudley, Alyssa Jeong Perry, and Joe Kim.

    • 24 min
    EP. 5: Breathing

    EP. 5: Breathing

    Paul takes a deep breath. 



    MOONFACE is created, directed, and written by James Kim. The writers include Mary Knauf, Daniel Lamphear, Julian Park, Shay Martin, and Tricia Tongco. Marketing by Meggan Ellingboe. Podcast Artwork by Chava Sanchez. Sound Design by Artin Aroutounians. Engineering and Original Score by Andrew Eapen. 

    The end credits song is “Paul” by Big Thief.



    CAST:

    Joel Kim Booster......PAUL

    Esther Moon......GINA

    Todd Masterson......RYAN

    Taylor Coffman......STEPHANIE

    Naomi Ko......ZO

    Casey O'Brien......WARREN

    Kristina Gerber......SERVER

    Vivian Yoon......CLAIRE



    Special Thanks to ViJay Singh, Andrew Ahn, Andy Chavez, Brooke Iskra, Elyssa Dudley, Alyssa Jeong Perry, and Joe Kim.

    • 21 min
    EP. 6: Ending

    EP. 6: Ending

    This is where the story ends. 



    MOONFACE is created, directed, and written by James Kim. The writers includes Mary Knauf, Daniel Lamphear, Julian Park, Shay Martin, and Tricia Tongco. Marketing by Meggan Ellingboe. Podcast Artwork by Chava Sanchez. Sound Design by Artin Aroutounians. Engineering and Original Score by Andrew Eapen with music from his band Oyster Kids. 

    The end credits song is “Nililiya” by Joyce Kwon.



    CAST:

    Joel Kim Booster......PAUL

    Esther Moon......GINA

    Mildred Marie Langford......SHAYLA

    Remy Ortiz......DANNY

    Todd Masterson......RYAN

    Taylor Coffman......STEPHANIE

    Naomi Ko......ZO

    Casey O'Brien......WARREN

    Vivian Yoon......CLAIRE

    James Bak......PAUL'S DAD

    Chris Yejin......GINA'S MOM



    Other actors in this episode include Joe Kim, Tricia Tongco, and Oscar Cha. 



    Special Thanks to ViJay Singh, Andrew Ahn, Andy Chavez, Brooke Iskra, Elyssa Dudley, Alyssa Jeong Perry, and Joe Kim.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

thistlesandstars ,

I’m blown away

Same man but with Arabic

Ladywhiskey00 ,

An immersive and nuanced tale with beautiful soundscape

I felt like I was actually in Flex with Paul and his friends so immersive was the soundscape! Beautiful storytelling that left me with a tear in my eye at the end. At around 20 mins an episode so much happens but it doesn’t feel rushed and it’s also not intimidatingly long. Loved how there was no translation to the Korean either so we were as clueless as Paul.

nauticalsomebody ,

Captivating

This was my first time listening to a fictional podcast series, and I am so impressed with the standard moonface has set. I could very much relate to the protagonist, having been through similar life experiences and found myself really connecting to the characters. Also the soundscape that was created was so immersive and made me feel like I was there in that world. I just hope a second season comes soon! Bravo to all involved.

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