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 & Produced by 
Jennifer ‘JP’ Piper

Written by
Dasha Melnik
Jennifer ‘JP’ Piper


Dasha Melnik
Damien Hassan
Malcolm Traill

Dasha Melnik

Associate Producer
Pia Husbands

Director of Photography
Dasha Melnik

Second Cinematographer
Aref Rashidan

Drone Operator
Izzy Turner

Aiv Puglielli

Executive Producers
Cathy Henkel
Mahmudul Raz