Private Project


A film about journey to find a deeper meaning of the unknown, “M1-KØ” follows Mikolaj Zenliski, a Polish software engineer on his bicycle training in middle of the desert, who could be blasting off to the Red Planet after getting through to the next stage of the Mars One project.

  • Fahad Shaikh
  • Fahad Shaikh
  • Fahad Shaikh
  • Rizwan Khan
    Director of Photography
  • Majid Sarhaddi
  • Tony Ruthnam
  • Alicia Gonzalez
    Executive Producer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 17, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United Arab Emirates
  • Country of Filming:
    United Arab Emirates
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  • Conway Film Festival

    United States
    October 7, 2017
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Fahad Shaikh

Fahad Shaikh, a filmmaker runs a production company in Dubai. His first short film “The Veil” played at several festivals and got awards for it, he also collaborated as a Director with 25 others for an international feature film “The Owner”. “M1-Kø” is his second short documentary.

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Director Statement

This documentary aims to bring questions through the personality of Miko who has already lived a lifetime on Earth but who still is willing to give up life as he knows it and try to answer the timeless questions ‘Why are we here? Where are we headed? Who are we?’