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

    • Drama
    • 4.7, 706 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. 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 plays PAUL / Esther Moon plays GINA / Mildred Marie Langford plays SHAYLA / Remy Ortiz plays DANNY / Todd Masterson plays RYAN / Ify Nwadiwe plays TROY / Taeho K plays YOUNG PAUL / James Bak plays 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, 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 includes Mary Knauf, Daniel Lamphear, Julian Park, Shay Martin, and Tricia Tongco. 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 plays PAUL / Esther Moon plays GINA / Mildred Marie Langford plays SHAYLA / Remy Ortiz plays DANNY / Todd Masterson plays RYAN / Taeho K plays YOUNG PAUL / Taylor Coffman plays 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, 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 includes Mary Knauf, Daniel Lamphear, Julian Park, Shay Martin, and Tricia Tongco. 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 plays PAUL / Esther Moon plays GINA / Mildred Marie Langford plays SHAYLA / Remy Ortiz plays DANNY / Todd Masterson plays RYAN / Taylor Coffman plays STEPHANIE / Naomi Ko plays ZO / Casey O'Brien plays WARREN / Taeho K plays YOUNG PAUL / James Bak plays PAUL'S DAD / Brooke Iskra plays STUDENT / Jacquelin Lorraine Schofield plays JACKIE.

    Special Thanks to ViJay Singh, Andrew Ahn, Andy Chavez, Brooke Iskra, Elyssa Dudley, 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 includes Mary Knauf, Daniel Lamphear, Julian Park, Shay Martin, and Tricia Tongco. 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 plays PAUL / Esther Moon plays GINA / Mildred Marie Langford plays SHAYLA / Remy Ortiz plays DANNY / Todd Masterson plays RYAN / Taylor Coffman plays STEPHANIE / Naomi Ko plays ZO / Casey O'Brien plays WARREN / Taeho K plays YOUNG PAUL / Jeanne Heo plays MS KIM / Brian Lee plays KEVIN / Vivian Yoon plays CLAIRE.

    Special Thanks to ViJay Singh, Andrew Ahn, Andy Chavez, Brooke Iskra, Elyssa Dudley, 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 includes Mary Knauf, Daniel Lamphear, Julian Park, Shay Martin, and Tricia Tongco. 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 plays PAUL / Esther Moon plays GINA / Todd Masterson plays RYAN / Taylor Coffman plays STEPHANIE / Naomi Ko plays ZO / Casey O'Brien plays WARREN / Kristina Gerber plays SERVER / Vivian Yoon plays CLAIRE.

    Special Thanks to ViJay Singh, Andrew Ahn, Andy Chavez, Brooke Iskra, Elyssa Dudley, 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. 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 plays PAUL / Esther Moon plays GINA / Mildred Marie Langford plays SHAYLA / Remy Ortiz plays DANNY / Todd Masterson plays RYAN / Taylor Coffman plays STEPHANIE / Naomi Ko plays ZO / Casey O'Brien plays WARREN / Vivian Yoon plays CLAIRE / James Bak plays PAUL'S DAD. Other actors in this episode include Chris Yejin, Oscar Cha, Tricia Tongco, and Joe Kim.

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

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
706 Ratings

706 Ratings

lillian_lnt ,

listen to your hearts content

incredible storyline, i couldn’t stop thinking about it even after i finished listened to it. a work of art.

adriiiii09 ,

So wholesome!!!

I started this at 10 am and finished at 3 pm the same day THATS HOW GOOD THIS SERIES IS!! Fell in love with it from the first episode and bawled my eyes out the entirety of the last episode. Rich in culture, family dynamics, first generation immigrants and so much more. Part of me is heartbroken there is only 6 episodes but the other part of me is glad I even got to experience it.

Lucky Pod ,

Can’t Stop Listening

Beautiful podcast. One will get a great flavor of culture, acceptance and self awareness.

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