Russian Spy (2023)

A Russian-Australian cinematographer travels to Albany to find out about the time when a 19th Century town at the end of the world was put on high alert of a Russian invasion.

This project was funded through the WA Reflections Initiative supported by the State Library of Western Australia, Screenwest and Lotterywest.

Created on the lands of the Whadjuk, Bibulmun and Mineng Peoples, Noongar Boodjar. 

Directed by 
Jennifer ‘JP’ Piper


Dasha Melnik
Damien Hassan
Alexey Kolomentsev
Malcolm Traill

Dasha Melnik
Jennifer ‘JP’ Piper

Director of Photography
Dasha Melnik

Associate Producer
Pia Husbands

Assistant Cinematographer
Aref Rashidan

Aiv Puglielli

Executive Producers
Cathy Henkel
Mahmudul Raz