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The MacKenzie Rough Archive now on Bridgeman Images

Bridgeman Images is proud to announce a new partnership with MacKenzie Rough, shooter, producer and collector of an exciting, growing assortment of travel films, home movies from his personal archive and more!


Passionate about cinema from an early age, Ian Mackenzie Rough, aged 72, now lives a quiet life in rural France with 2 home cinemas in barns, over 3000 films and a large collection of antique projectors. In 1958, his father returned from a trip to the USA with a Kodak 8mm camera. As soon as he got his hands on this camera at the age of 9, he was instantly obsessed. 


After leaving school at 16, he started out at Associated British-Pathe as a ‘Runner’ in the film despatch department in London. Soon promoted to Projectionist, he worked for Warner Pathe; Associated British Picture Corporation; London Press Exchange Advertising and Lintas Advertising as Projectionist and Telecine Operator. 


After 9 years at McCann-Erickson Advertising, Ian Mackenzie Rough formed his own production company, Tele-An Productions. He teamed up again with McCann in 2000 and formed another company, Roughcuts, which was the agency’s in-house production facility. He retired to South-West France in 2005, but continues transferring old film and editing as a hobby.

Rough's collection of self-digitized films covers dozens of countries from all over the world and over several decades throughout the 20th century



Bridgeman Images will have access to much of this unique and growing collection to share with their clients and is excited to work with a significant personal archive of exotic locales, friendly faces and day-in-the-life snapshots showcasing one-of-a-kind moments throughout time. 


Discover Ian Mackenzie Rough's collection of films 


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