The Pale Red Dot

After signing off his life to go on a one way mission to Mars, Tim decides to go home and say goodbye before NASA announces to the world that he is going to be the first person on the red planet.

  • Ahsen Ali
    "Untitled" 2013
  • Ahsen Ali
    "Untitled" 2013
  • Sommer Saqr
    The Other Night - 2017
  • Chris Yeschenko
    Key Cast
    Tight (TV) 2017
  • Lilly Harrison
    Key Cast
    Strangers (TV Movie)
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 13, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Warner Bro's Studio's Private Screening
    Los Angeles
    United States
    May 25, 2017
    Private Screening
Director Biography - Ahsen Ali

Passionate Filmmaker from Pakistan currently working in Los Angeles after graduating from New York Film Academy (LA) with a Master's Degree.

Been working for over 6 years as an Editor, DP and a Director.

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Director Statement

This is a story about realizing the cost of leaving a mark on history with your life.

This often leads to saying goodbye to the important people in your life, eventually letting go of the human side of yourself.

I love how Sci Fi can create really extraordinary situations for a character to deal with something really emotional about themselves which the audience can relate to as well.

I really wanted to explore the idea of being in a situation where you have to let go and saying goodbye to the most important people in your lives forever. I wanted to explore the person who could be in this situation and still go through it.

In the past few years I have put my professional career as a priority, like coming to US to further my education which has caused me to neglect relationships that I care about the most.
I wanted to use this film as an opportunity to learn more about myself and about why I made certain decisions in life.

I always believe there should be balance in life but many people who have made a mark on history often had to make some sort of sacrifice.