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.

He’s still a country boy
April 30th, 2008

"It was wonderful. I knew who those people were on that stage. That excitement to be an Australian actor speaking as an Australian was really radical and new and fresh. I don’t think I ever got over that excitement. I enjoy telling Australian stories, it’s as simple as that."

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
October 9th, 2003

Yes, it’s another blockbuster. It’s not the most original movie you’ll see this year, it’s an easy-to-digest holiday movie, with no existential dramatic subtext and no pretensions about its purpose.

Best dream sequences
November 27th, 2012

Movies are the natural home of dream sequences. What else are movies themselves but the dreams of artists made real? And using everything from actors to animatronics, CGI to miniatures, directors can put anything they can imagine in front of you, just like your own mind can in a dream regardless of physics, the passage of time, visual and emotional content or logic.

Master of Disguise
November 1st, 2003

Dana Carvey, longtime graduate of the Saturday Night Live school of idiots, does nothing for his image (or his surprising amount of talent) in what’s essentially a kid’s movie.

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.”

Coffin Rock
February 4th, 2010

A fight and a drunk night out later and Jessie finds herself in bed with Evan (or more accurately, laying back among the fish heads). Wishing nothing more than to forget it ever happened when she sobers up, Jessie finds she can’t for two reasons.

More samples…

Superhero Movie Just like the movies themselves have become dumber as studios chase the ...
May 16th, 2008

Online censorship thwarted You might not have heard it, but just a few weeks back ...
May 5th, 2012

Windows 7 Price: Free download/Release Candidate Beta We never thought we'd be so supportive of ...
September 1st, 2009

Babylon AD If you're a Hollywood watcher you might have heard director Kassovitz's very ...
October 9th, 2008

Hulk Director: Ang Lee Starring; Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Josh Lucas, Sam Elliott, Nick ...
June 26th, 2003

Logitech S520 Keyboard Price: $129.95 Previous Logitech keyboard and mouse combos were expensive, but the vendor ...
July 8th, 2009

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