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.


Islands in the Sun
April 14th, 2017

When the artists, directors and studio began work on Moana, the first step was to soak in all the cultures they intended to portray.

Caradog James
May 20th, 2014

Sci-fi is a lot like the moon landing or the assassination of JFK – a before-or-after proposition. The defining moment that changed sci-fi came on May 25, 1977, when the director of the fairly successful American Graffiti unveiled his update of the classic Western set in space with robots and laser cannons instead of gunfighters with sixguns.


Uglied Up
March 1st, 2004

There’s an old joke in Hollywood; how do you depict an ugly woman in a movie? You take a beautiful woman and put glasses on her.

Radiation and the mobile phone
November 6th, 2011

“Electromagnetic radiation causes increased risk of disease by causing DNA strand breaks,” says Dr Michael Wald, a director at US-based Integrated Medicine & Nutrition, “that’s what causes cancer.”


Visual Asset Protection
March 28th, 2006

Answering that question was half the journey towards bringing the market a user-friendly security system. The other half was adopting the plug-and-play model of computer peripherals, where there’s no installation besides just plugging the device in.

Aachi & Ssipak
March 6th, 2008

Sound like a strange idea for a movie? In this ultra-violent, hysterically funny, frenetic Korean anime film, it all makes perfect sense. The characters, premise, dialogue and visuals are all priceless and if you love anime, this is essential.






More samples…

Naked apes SOMETIME AFTER WE SPLIT from our joint chimp-man ancestor, early humans ...
July 25th, 2012

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

Classic Scene: 2001, A Space Odyssey Though full of grandiose sequences, it's the little things that make Kubrick's ...
April 10th, 2012

The Roundup Helping you make the best decision about the software to suit you, ...
November 1st, 2004

Once Often, The best time to watch a film is when it's disappeared ...
January 31st, 2007

August 2008 Movies In Bruges It sounds like a Monty Python sketch -- two hitmen (Colin ...
August 1st, 2008


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