Russell Dority has worked as a cinematographer of over 30 years on feature films, commercials and documentaries. He has lectured at the Australian Film Television and Radio school as well as being a camera technician on Moulin Rouge, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Lord of the Rings.
His interest in military history lead him to write and direct numerous films and documentaries for the Royal Australian Navy. As part of this work, Russell won two Australian Cinematographer Society awards for the films Kapooka and First Up Last Down. Over the past two decades, his film career has taken him on board Russian Destroyers, to the United States Submarine School in Groton and the Royal Navy Submarine Base in Portsmouth.