In the spotlight: Coffins Research (4 x films)

1 of 4 films I directed for the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Each documents the museum's cutting edge interdisciplinary research into it's collection of more than 200 ancient Egyptian coffins and coffin fragments. See all 4 on their website

Director, camera, editing & music: Gavin Toomey

Executive producer: Patricia Wheatley 

Production Company: 2df Arts & Media

'Gavin came to us to make a short film about a complicated group of people working together in this museum.

From the outset, we were impressed by his sensitivity to the different needs and requirements of working within

a museum environment, and his understanding of the intricacies of our coffins research, which he was able to

translate into a series of incredibly high calibre films. He is an absolute pleasure to work with - professional,

reliable and genuinely interested in the subject matter he is filming and we are looking for opportunities to work

further with him in the future. We have no hesitation in recommending him unreservedly.'. (March 2019)

Helen Strudwick
Associate Curator (Egyptian Antiquities) & Co-Acting Head of Antiquities, The Fitzwilliam Museum


Cast: Russell Tovey & Antony Edridge

Writer/Director & Producer: Gavin Toomey

Cinematographer: Tom Debenham

A self-penned drama starring Russell Tovey, shot on the Dalsa Origin to 35mm SRD print. Screened in International Festivals inc. Cannes Short FIlm Corner.

Production Company: Beautiful Train Ltd



'The Momentum Journey'


Director / Producer & Music: Gavin Toomey

Cinematographer: Tom Debenham

Executive Producer: Jane Stephenson

Production Company: Media Trust




King's College London

Arts in Mind Festival

This 10 minute documentary film (released Feb 2019)  and a 1 minute teaser.

Arts in Mind, a week-long festival of arts and mental health at King’s College London's Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), showcased work that explored new ways to improve wellbeing and bring about a better understanding of mental health, the brain and the mind.

Camera, Director / Producer & Edit: Gavin Toomey
Titles/End Music: Jody Jenkins (Audio Network)

Original Music: Gavin Toomey  

Production Company: Beautiful Train Ltd.


'Media Trust Stories'


Director / producer & music: Gavin Toomey

Cinematographer: Carl Burke

Executive Producer: Jane Stephenson

Production Company: Media Trust


Gold Winner of IVCA Clarion for Advertising and Promotion 2011




'In Deepest Blue'

Jess Bryant

A music video for singer / songwriter Jess Bryant.

Director & producer: Gavin Toomey  

Cinematographer: Jordan Cushing     

Production Company: Beautiful Train Ltd.





The V & A Museum

'The Medieval and Renaissance Wing'


Film Director & Music: Gavin Toomey

Cinematographer: Danny Bishop

Narrator: Liz White

Producer: Cultureshock
Production Company: Cultureshock Media Ltd.




The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Children's Fund

'Bridging the Distance' (1 of 4 films)

Narrator: Mariella Frostrup

Director / exec Producer: Gavin Toomey

Cinematographer: Jordan Cushing

Production Company: Beautiful Train Ltd

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children's Fund is the only charity dedicated to supporting children whose parents work, or have worked, for the Naval Service.




Cambridge Judge Business School

Promotional film for the 'Cambridge Rising Women Leaders Programme'

University of Cambridge, Judge Business School Wo+Men's Leadership Centre.

Director / Producer: Gavin Toomey                      

Cinematographer: Jordan Cushing & Gavin Toomey

Production Company: Beautiful Train Ltd.




Macmillan Cancer Support

'Age Old Excuse'


Director / producer: Gavin Toomey                      

Cinematographer: Jordan Cushing

Assistant Producer: Rachel Hellings   

Senior Executive Producer: Jane Stephenson

Production Company: Media Trust





Cast: Kate Dickie, Rosie Taylor-Ritson, Maya Page Rubio

Writer, director & producer: Gavin Toomey      

Producer: John Paul Chapple

Cinematographer: Nic Milner B.S.C. / G.B.C.T.

A self-penned drama starring Kate Dickie, Shot 35mm 2:35 Scope utilising JDC Anamorphic lenses. 2K D.I. back to 35mm print.

Selected & screened in many International Festivals including Festival International du Film d'Aubagne and UK, Bristol's 'Encounters' Short Film Festival.

Production Company: Beautiful Train Ltd