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.


Charlie Day
July 17th, 2013

Bizarrely Guillermo’s a huge fan of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and he called me up and said he’d seen every episode. He said he had an idea for a role for me in this movie as long as I give him a cameo on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and I thought that was a fair trade.

Hitman
December 1st, 2007

The latest in a long line of remorseless, clinical killers — everything from The Terminator to Jason Vorhees — Agent 47 must be a performer’s dream, requiring little more than walking around in slow motion with no facial expression and shooting people.


Back For His Future
August 4th, 2012

They’re really my reaction to the constraints of the last 30 years in corporately funded and distributed filmmaking, where anything that can possibly make an audience uncomfortable and genuinely ask questions is excised.

American Pie 3: The Wedding
August 7th, 2003

Whenever poor Jim tries to whack off to a porno, perform a strip tease for the hot exchange student over the internet or seduce a hot chick at college (all of which we’ve seen), his well-meaning Dad will invariably bust him at it.


Inside Out
November 1st, 2002

It’s the oldest media around, and the only one people talk about with misty-eyed romanticism. Between 15th century clergymen painstakingly transcribing manuscripts by hand and today’s lightning fast communications and computer-generated info-edu-tainment, the humble book has hardly changed.

Route With a View
March 2nd, 2009

Model, graphic designer and mountain biker Gudex fronts the Cape to Cape event thanks to her highly regarded profile in the sport and her winsome curves (which have graced the pages of magazines across the country), both of which helped make the ride bearable.






More samples…

Tom Six How do you get such sick movies made in this day and ...
August 31st, 2015

Especially For You No longer the domain of corny leaflets with your name ...
October 1st, 2009

Quark Xpress Passport Edition There was a time when Quark owned the whole industry. On the ...
April 1st, 2004

Trash the Projector Grab out the old cinefilm of Uncle Brian on holiday in Swansea, ...
July 1st, 2002

Godsend Starring: Greg Kinnear, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Robert De Niro, Cameron Bright Directed by Nick ...
July 15th, 2004

Passion and Profit So you want to write? You're not alone. The cunning, business minded ...
March 30th, 1998


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
  • 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