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.


It’s a Revelation
June 1st, 2002

Running in late June (and already having been extended due to ‘unprecedented interest in the 2002 event’ according to their website), REVelation — the 5th Perth International Film Festival — is already shaping up to be huge, with 75 films selected form around the world including winners selected from the flood of entries.

In Harm’s Way
August 1st, 2008

It’s definitely a worthy tale, but the first hundred pages contains Corrigan’s guided tour through an uneventful life that has nothing to do with the rescue and indeed proves that while we all have a story, our whole life isn’t it.


The Notorious Bettie Page
September 1st, 2007

But here’s the most interesting thing about the movie; there’s hardly a word of swearing (in fact, Bettie scolds a colleague for the language in a bawdy song), no blood, no violence, hardly even a raised voice, yet the film’s rated MA. Have we really come so far in 50 years?

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 .


Rick Baker
May 28th, 2012

So at the time I suggested we do aliens that we’d seen before but do them as if someone from the 1950s had made them. They didn’t like that idea but I thought it was cool. I pushed for it again in the second movie and they still didn’t go for it.

Birmingham, man of letters
September 13th, 2010

It was this same in-your-face attitude that produced Leviathan, Birmingham’s non-fiction effort to peer beneath the gloss and glitz of Sydney and investigate the violent, chequered past we don’t show overseas visitors on postcards. The back cover blurb calls it ‘history for the Tarantino generation’.






More samples…

New Dimensions Ever wanted to work on a life-sized movie character? Drew ...
July 1st, 2009

25th Hour Starring; Ed Norton, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Pepper, Rosario Dawson, Brian Cox, ...
June 5th, 2003

Exploring the Future with New 3D Software A local Mineral Geology Consultancy is making a splash among some of ...
October 25th, 2001

Blaze Considering he's the world's most prominent horror witer, it's easy to forget ...
July 28th, 2007

‘Noble savage’ idea rebuffed Among the novelists and long-form journalists at the recent Perth Writer's Festival ...
April 6th, 2013

Mafia Princess "Even though sometimes you're like cats and dogs and not getting on ...
August 5th, 2010


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
  • 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