We’re an international creative platform.

We imagined an inclusive ground for words, photography and moving images alike. Ten Thirty was designed to support creative projects of various shapes and forms in any way possible.

Our projects and those we support are rich in meaning, nourished with passion and the unconditional involvement of its participants.

Meet the team.

Peter Schimke

Peter Schimke

Peter is a writer, editor, and fiction author. He is also the founder and creative director of Ten Thirty. His first novel Beyond Blue was first published in June 2013.

Peter was born in Germany and has been living and working in Europe and Asia since. Currently located in Singapore, he divides his time between working as a Senior Content Strategist for a Singapore-based content agency and Ten Thirty. Peter holds a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature (2013) from the University of Amsterdam and a Bachelor’s honours degree in Humanities (2012) from Amsterdam University College.

Maayan Arad

Maayan Arad

Maayan is a storyteller, documentary director and cinematographer. He began his filmmaking career as a co-founder of Ten Thirty while studying Anthropology in Amsterdam. Maayan is also a 2017 graduate of the documentary directing MA at the National Film & Television School in the UK.

Maayan directed and shot several documentaries about a variety of subjects, exploring some of the most defining and significant decisions that fascinating characters make in life, in a subtle yet moving way. He is currently working as a freelancer in both London and Amsterdam and continue to develop new films. Maayan’s latest projects include A Shark without Teeth (2016, 30min., filmed in Israel and The Netherlands) and Chomo (2017, 42 min., filmed in India).

Khaled Gad

Khaled Gad is an Egyptian and French film producer based in London. He produced the documentary Bollywood’s Bad Habit (2019) for VICE and is currently developing the feature film adaptation of the Hunchback of Notre Dame with Netflix. Gad previously worked as a creative producer for M&C Saatchi World Services. His documentary Chomo (2017) was nominated for the IDA and Grierson awards, his animation A Love Story (2017) won a BAFTA and a host of other international awards, and his branded content film The Tale of Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley (2018) won at the D&AD, Clio and British Awards.