Fusing the Medium and the Message

Welcome to the writing of Drew Turney, showcasing recent work I've done for publications and institutions throughout Australia and the world. Select a link from the random sample below that interests you or suits your publication, or use the menu to browse by category or sub-category. If the short excerpt sounds good, click the title to read on.

How can this site help you? By showing you my abilities in researching and writing stories that are engaging and easy to understand, skills over a dozen publications call on regularly.

My parallel career in design and computers is the basis for my technology writing. I'm putting my love of movies and books to practical use in film and book reviews and am talking to the personalities in publishing and filmmaking as well as reporting on the art and business of both crafts. I'm also writing general features on everything from celebrities and business to ideas and culture.

I've written over 15 novels, dozens of short stories, poetry, a journal now in its 22nd year and countless other pieces of random creative thought. If you're curious about any of my imaginative, creative or fiction writing, contact me.

F for Fake
May 28th, 2009

The film rambles off topic and uses everything from the staged conversations of a stageplay to the existing clips of a news broadcast to deliver Welle’s thesis; that when it comes to art, you can’t trust anybody — not even him for telling you what he knows

July 3rd, 2014

Whether marijuana is harmful or beneficial for the brain is unclear. Although scientific studies of cannabis and its effects seem to pop up daily, many of them tend to be inconclusive or in need of further evaluation

Comic book guys
December 20th, 2010

“Ultimately my 30 Days movie experience came from knowing David Slade,” says Templesmith, after the 30 Days of Night director, a fan of his work, asked to meet him. “I don’t think I would have been crashing at his house in LA or riding in the limo with him to the premiere without that. It wasn’t the typical process.

Misery; Special Edition
May 1st, 2003

Rob Reiner’s seminal adaptation of the Stephen King novel pits an injured literary star Paul Sheldon (James Caan) against the psychopathic small town ex nurse who rescues him (Kathy Bates).

The Global Local
June 26th, 2011

We’re not causing this, the Internet is. Do you really think you deserve a secure 20-year career in data entry? I’d suggest you go back to school!

Oregon Smartglobe 3
December 16th, 2009

Niche? Maybe. But in a world where the biggest media business in history is an online service dedicated to connecting us to the information we want, tools like the Oregon Smartglobe that deploy such information in a more topic-specific environment than a PC browser are going to get more popular.

More samples…

Juno Temple After seeing the pixie-voiced Juno Temple in a slew of indie movie ...
September 16th, 2013

Helen Garner and the Meaning of Everything When you're already lost after the first paragraph you know you're in ...
February 17th, 2007

Journey to the Centre of the Earth vs The Day the Earth Stood Still Journey to the Centre of the Earth Distributor: 20th Century Fox Features: Original Trailer, ...
July 1st, 2003

Dragon Naturally Speaking 8 Most of us know there's such a thing as voice recognition in ...
December 14th, 2004

Islands in the Sun Bringing the myths and colors of the South Pacific to life. By ...
April 14th, 2017

Matrix: Revolutions Written & Directed By; The Wachowski Brothers Starring; Keanu Reeves, Carrie Ann Moss, ...
November 1st, 2003

Full client and publication list:

  • APC
  • AskMen.com
  • Auscam
  • Australian Creative
  • Australian Macworld
  • Australian Way (Qantas)
  • Big Issue
  • Black Velvet Seductions
  • Black+White
  • Bookseller & Publisher
  • Box Magazine
  • Brain World
  • Business News
  • Business NSW
  • Campaign Brief
  • Capture
  • CHUD.com
  • Cleo
  • Cosmos
  • Cream
  • Curve
  • Daily Telegraph
  • Dark Horizons
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Desktop
  • DG
  • Digital Media
  • Disney Magazine
  • DNA Magazine
  • Empire
  • Empty Magazine
  • Famous Monsters of Filmland
  • Fast Thinking
  • FHM UK
  • Filmink
  • Follow Gentlemen
  • Geek Magazine
  • Good Reading
  • Good Weekend
  • GQ
  • How It Works
  • Hydrapinion
  • Inside Film
  • Internet.au
  • Loaded
  • M2 Magazine
  • Marie Claire Australia
  • Marketing
  • Maxim Australia
  • Men's Style
  • Metro
  • Moviehole
  • MSN
  • Nine To Five
  • Paranormal
  • PC Authority
  • PC Powerplay
  • PC Update
  • PC User
  • PC World
  • Penthouse
  • People
  • Pixelmag
  • Popular Science
  • Post Magazine
  • Ralph
  • Reader's Digest
  • ScienceNetwork WA
  • SciFiNow
  • Scoop
  • Scoop Traveller
  • Seaside Observer
  • SFX
  • Sydney Morning Herald
  • The Australian
  • The Retiree
  • The Sun Herald
  • The West Australian
  • thevine.com.au
  • TimeOut
  • Total Film
  • Video Camera
  • Video&Filmmaker
  • Writing Magazine
  • Xpress
  • Zoo