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.


Inside Deep Throat
November 1st, 2005

As their little-seen story on the life of New York club kids (2003’s Party Monster) showed, directors Bailey and Barbato are great at presenting the snapshot of a culture, and Inside Deep Throat captures the heart and soul of the 70s’ political landscape.

Forbidden Lie$
September 11th, 2008

The worldwide success of Khouri’s book was skewered by a journalist in Sydney, and it’s shone a light on a never-ending backstory of a hidden husband and kids, duped former friends and victims of various scams.


Games set big agenda
November 20th, 2012

Australia is making a disproportionately large impact. Hollywood can’t get enough of our actors and increasingly our directors and screenwriters. When asked if we make as big a splash in gaming, Hutchinson says we already have, just not the way you think

Greta Gerwig
August 31st, 2015

The Greta Gerwig story could be subtitled ‘Move Over, Lena Dunham’. Just when the Girls creator was getting big because of her debut film Tiny Furniture, the 32-year-old Gerwig made waves in another definitive young-woman-in-New-York story Lola Versus.


Double Shot
May 11th, 2008

Australian readers might not be familiar with Double Shot’s protagonist. Faith Zanetti is a hard-drinking, no-nonsense war correspondent who’s more comfortable crawling around battle zones than the threat of a stable relationship with the father of her infant son.

Epic Movie
January 27th, 2007

All the effective parody takes place in the first half hour, after which the laughs either dry up or descend into puerile sniggers as the film leaves the broad swipes behind to enter the second act, trying to advance the story to keep the film from getting boring.






More samples…

Apple MacBook Pro As Intel continues their virtual monopolisation of the world computer processor market, ...
October 1st, 2007

Real Cancun What would you do if you were an 18-year-old American finishing high ...
July 10th, 2003

Charlie Hunnam He's 'that guy from that movie', with small roles in films from ...
July 17th, 2013

Laurel Canyon Starring; Frances McDormand, Christian Bale, Kate Beckinsale, Natasha McElhone Written and Directed by ...
October 30th, 2003

MX Air You wouldn't think much can be done with the humble mouse. After ...
May 1st, 2008

Scarface: Special Edition De Palma's seminal gangster flick turned the genre on its head, rendering ...
March 4th, 2003


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
  • 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