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.


September 2008 movies
September 1st, 2008

Presented by a host of directors, stars and commentators (including the crown prince of cult, Tarantino himself) director Hartley has collected clips and comment on the genre Australia forgot in this fascinating, ballsy and wry doco.

HP Z Series
July 1st, 2009

There are no visible wires as all the finer details and motherboard on the far side of the body out of sight. Everything clicks neatly in and out of its slot and gives the Z series the most user-friendly interior we’ve seen in a computer system. Together with the seemingly endless expandability of components, making it so easy for you to manage them yourself is one of the series’ big selling points.


Studio in a Box
August 1st, 2002

Unless you’re talking film editing or high-end 3D rendering, computer software doesn’t come as RAM hungry as Photoshop. On a brand new G4 or Pentium III it was like lightning, but on the original Pentiums and Power Macs plenty of us are still saddled with, it was fraught with twitchy, irritating delays.

Making connections
March 27th, 2015

I Wish I Was Lonely had a rave review in TimeOut London, and Thorpe sounds as surprised as he is pleased that he and Walker are coming Perth to perform the show, but no matter how far they travel it remains all about connecting with people – genuinely rather than ironically, given the subject mater.


The Quark Wars
August 1st, 2009

Most of our customers realise a feature is a feature. In large companies with a workflow you still put type and images on a page but it’s more about the ecosystem around that, it’s about integration with HTML or asset management systems. Today it’s not a bigger battle but a bigger game.”

Buffalo Soldiers
August 21st, 2003

And just what was so damaging about the film we had to wait two years to see it? Following the story of a US army base in West Germany, it shows a group of soldiers in advance stages of ‘peace fatigue’.






More samples…

Oblique September 11 references If one was to review the below list chronologically, one would find ...
April 30th, 2008

Technology for Life A cinema advertisement for a car manufacturer shows a grown man zooming ...
September 1st, 2002

Screw Lightbulbs We have the beaches, the lifestyle, the great climate and a host ...
April 16th, 2010

A New Paradigm for Financial Markets If anyone's well placed to comment on the reasons for the financial ...
January 18th, 2009

Panasonic BD30 Blu-ray player, Phixr, iMate 9502 Panasonic BD30 Blu Ray player Price: $769 Now the HD format wars are over, ...
July 15th, 2008

Biting the Big Apple One of the enduring themes of literature is the rags-to-riches (and back ...
November 1st, 2008


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