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.


Laws of Motion
July 1st, 2007

Motion Theory is one of the new breed of companies to capitalise on the creative outsourcing of the digital effects era, comparable to the league Sydney’s Animal Logic launched itself into with the release of George Miller’s Happy Feet .

The Cube Goes Down the Tubes
August 1st, 2001

In Apple’s first real setback since the release of the iMac in 1998 (which was their second computer market revolution after the Mac’s 1984 birth), Apple recently announced that production of the Power Mac G4 Cube will be suspended indefinitely.


Talk Radio
May 10th, 2007

Stone was warning America about the sway held over political and social discourse by nasty, opinionated buffoons with no such claim to such legitimacy other than the fervour they whip up.

Box Office — Summer 07/08
December 1st, 2007

Drama, quirky comedy and the fusion of the two are the order of the day for the discerning moviegoer this summer. It’s the northern hemisphere winter and all the vacuous puff piece movies have left cinemas while the studios and independents rolling out their hopefuls for Golden Globe and Oscar season.


Apple 24′ iMac
July 1st, 2008

The fatal flaw in the iMac is that it comes preloaded with Apple’s least impressive operating system yet, Leopard (10.5). Least impressive not only in that many of the components are ill advised (Stacks) or half realised (Time Machine), but that it’s simply buggy. Testing Leopard for our recent review, we experienced more application crashes and similar problems than ever before.

Designs on Our Future
June 1st, 2008

Then there’s the million little things we can all do on a daily basis, as outlined on the blog 101 Things Designers Can Do To Save Earth, where you can read about joining like-minded sustainable designers, turning your computers off at night and more.






More samples…

Charlize Theron Charlize Theron, comic actress? Why not, wonders Drew Turney, after the ...
May 20th, 2014

Phone Booth Starring: Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Katie Holmes The optimistic could say ...
May 29th, 2003

Hurlyburly Adapted from a classic stageplay about Hollywood personalities and the haze of ...
June 12th, 2008

Up There was something missing from The Incredibles, and this film is -- ...
December 10th, 2009

A Good Year Directed by Ridley Scott Starring Russell Crowe, Abbie Cornish, Albert Finney, Freddie Highmore, ...
November 16th, 2006

O2 Xda Flame, KonicaMinolta Bizhub C550, Apple iLife O2 Xda Flame RRP: $1499 A couple of reviews of the Xda Flame have ...
December 11th, 2007


Full client and publication list:

  • 3D Artist
  • 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
  • Film Stories
  • 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