Sophie in Furbyland

Once Sophie received the internal workings of a Furby and had an idea, the way people looked at the toy would never be the same.

  • Pacey Hansen
  • Natalia Coiro
    Director of Photography
  • Jed Taylor
    Sound Mixer
  • Pacey Hansen
  • Sophie Stark
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 18, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    140 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Florida State University
Director Biography - Pacey Hansen

Pacey Hansen is a student director from Denver, Colorado, who has been fascinated with terrifying, spine-chilling, and blood-curdling films from a very young age. While many kids spent their weekends watching cartoons and playing video games, he would spend his nights sneaking downstairs to watch formidable horror narratives no eleven-year-old should ever view. Since then, Hansen has been sharpening his craft in all things extraordinary, imaginative, and of course, horrifying. Pacey is currently studying Film Production at Florida State University's College of Motion Picture Arts.

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Director Statement

In January, very late at night, I was scrolling through the social media app TikTok when I saw something disturbing yet hilarious on my timeline. What I saw on my screen was a pile of baked beans that vaguely resembled the popular 90's toy "Furby." Intrigued to know more, I clicked on the profile and was instantly inducted into the surreal silicon world of Sophie Stark. After seeing this video, I spent the next few months getting to know the very talented Sophie Stark before traveling over 300 miles and going into production and creating this film with her. Sophie's goofy idea gone viral is genuinely a one-of-a-kind story. As an avid horror fan, I knew that the world needed to see Sophie's magnificent creations, especially her hair-raising body horror work. This film means the world to me because much of the body horror work that Sophie created was meant to be presented for her senior thesis project, but the show was canceled due to the pandemic. I want this film to encourage any artists looking for some inspiration in their life. I hope you enjoy the journey of seeing the world as Sophie does while watching the film.