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.


Sony VAIO VGNAR18GP Notebook
August 2nd, 2006

Your next purchase of a DVD player or high end DVD laptop will probably be a vote cast between the Sony-backed Blu-ray format and the Toshiba- and NEC-owned HD DVD.

Michael Clayton
March 6th, 2008

Subsequent viewings will reveal more of the deep facets of plotting but it’s one of those rare movies where — even as you try to keep up — you know you’re watching something very special.


Pick of the Flicks
February 20th, 2003

Films from as far afield as France, Spain, Romania, Germany, the UK, US, the Netherlands, Norway, Iran and Russia are coming together to show the cream of international short film making talent, and Xpress talks exclusively to one of the entrants, Adelaide-based filmmaker Michael Cusack.

Three X Series, Energi To Go, LogMeIn Pro, NEC Accusync 193WXM
January 8th, 2008

Mobile data for web isn’t new, but complicated pricing has been a barrier to entry for most Australian consumers. X Series is a step in the right direction in that regard, but it’ll remain to be seen if we take to mobile data as wholeheartedly as the Koreans or Japanese.


Hulk: 2 Disc Special Edition
February 1st, 2004

The story of Bruce Banner’s giant green alter-ego was savaged by audience hype fatigue. In between payoff CG action scenes, Lee and co manage to explore — albeit shallowly — some of the deeper themes of Banners’ plight.

Painter 11
August 1st, 2009

Selecting the brush you want then lets you drill down to further precision – select the pencil and you get 20 types to choose from. Selecting ‘oils’ gives you about 35, and each further selection is editable using precision brush controls.






More samples…

Hellboy Starring: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, John Hurt. Director: Guillermo Del Toro There are plenty ...
August 19th, 2004

Rolf de Heer You wouldn't think films about the dark undercurrent of suburban myopia, centuries-old ...
August 31st, 2007

Missing, The Starring; Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Aaron Eckhart, Val Kilmer Directed by Ron ...
March 4th, 2004

Final Cut Pro 6 Drew Turney finds out if the video editing component of Apple's industry-leading ...
December 1st, 2007

Too Soon? With a culture based so strongly around entertainment in the western world, ...
August 27th, 2006

Phone Booth Starring: Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Katie Holmes The optimistic could say ...
May 29th, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ralph
  • Reader's Digest
  • 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
  • Total Film
  • Video Camera
  • Video&Filmmaker
  • Writing Magazine
  • Xpress
  • Zoo