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.


Biting the Big Apple
November 2nd, 2008

It’s a classic gutter-to-the-stars princess adventure archetype as she goes from the arms of the cad alpha male to fending for herself on the mean streets.

Feelgood Legends needs reality check
August 6th, 2006

Footy Legends seems cut from the other end of the storytelling cloth, a gleeful story of hope, triumph over adversity and joy of the ties that bind.


Two Days in Paris
June 19th, 2008

When Marion (Delpy) and Jack (Adam Goldberg) arrive at her parents’ house for a two-day stopover after a European holiday before they return home to New York, we’re given a fly-on-the-wall glimpse at the vagaries of their relationships and jealousies as former lovers.

Too Soon?
August 27th, 2006

Coverage of September 11 would undoubtedly have set new records in editorial volume, but have you read anywhere that the now 15-year-old bombing in Iraq has resulted in the destruction of ruins and artifacts from the Mesopotamian era — the rise of human civilisation?


NAB: shoot and deliver
June 1st, 2007

In the face of exciting developments, digital is encroaching on more of 35mm film’s territory, but as Lemac’s Bowring says "Are Mr and Mrs Smith at a cinema in Parramatta going to be watching for artifacts? No, they’re going to be there for the story."

Serenity
September 29th, 2005

You’ll love everything you enjoyed about the show made bigger, badder and louder while it keeps the mythology, characters and humour intact. If you’ve never watched or heard of Firefly, you’ll still love Serenity.






More samples…

Black Sheep We've seen zombies, sharks, werewolves and even androids tear victims limb from ...
March 6th, 2008

Her Spike Jonze's film her asks a question science fiction has been doing ...
April 27th, 2014

An Inconvenient Truth The first thing you ask yourself as Al Gore warns you about ...
September 1st, 2006

What’s Wrong with Tom Cruise? For at least some of the last 20 years, he's been among ...
June 1st, 2006

Don Simpson Drew Turney remembers an old school Hollywood player who partied so hard ...
March 1st, 2008

Ratatouille Insider gossip from Hollywood had Ratatouille pegged as the one Disney executives ...
September 6th, 2007


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
  • Cosmos
  • Cream
  • Curve
  • Dark Horizons
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Desktop
  • DG
  • Digital Media
  • Disney Magazine
  • DNA Magazine
  • Empire
  • Empty Magazine
  • Fast Thinking
  • Filmink
  • Follow Gentlemen
  • Geek Magazine
  • Good Reading
  • Good Weekend
  • GQ
  • Hydrapinion
  • Inside Film
  • Internet.au
  • Loaded
  • M2 Magazine
  • Marketing
  • 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
  • Ralph
  • ScienceNetwork WA
  • Scoop
  • Scoop Traveller
  • Seaside Observer
  • SFX
  • Sydney Morning Herald
  • The Australian
  • The Retiree
  • The Sun Herald
  • The West Australian
  • thevine.com.au
  • TimeOut
  • Video Camera
  • Video&Filmmaker
  • Writing Magazine
  • Xpress
  • Zoo