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.

Chronicles of Riddick, The
July 29th, 2004

It’s also an action film at its best, with everything from spaceship chases to giant killer armadillo/dog creatures, effects that cover whole planets and adventure as big as the universe.

Dymocks dives into e-books
July 1st, 2008

They’re not new. Ebooks have been around in one form or another since the dotcom revolution almost ten years behind us. Bookseller and Publisher reported on the field back in 2004 but didn’t have much hope to give other than to promise ebooks were coming.

Paul Walker
June 5th, 2003

‘There’s a place for making fun movies that are about the eye candy and going out and losing yourself, and I think I’d get a bit burnt if I just did that all along.’

January 14th, 2010

It’s from the same filmmaking team that bought us the more obtuse comedy Superbad, so there’s a lot of frathouse laughs but a slightly heavier dramatic edge few teen comedies manage as the cast of lost souls try to find their way in the world together.

A Runaway Success
October 31st, 2003

Not many people realise film legends Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman were close friends in New York, studying together at the famed Playhouse theatre while working menial jobs and trying to break into acting.

iLife ’09
August 5th, 2009

iMovie has a new video stabilisation feature and GarageBand offers you a new feature called Lessons, which — as the name suggests — teaches you how to use it. If you buy a new Mac iLife ’09 is included, but if you have an older model, the first shock you’ll receive is that it only works on Mac OSX 10.5.

More samples…

Wired Brown Land Picture the scene at Optus headquarters in mid 2008; with the government ...
April 1st, 2009

Mr Brooks Kevin Costner and Demi Moore together? No, it's not the residents list ...
August 1st, 2007

Death of the Movie Hero Who is the movie hero? In discussing the stereotypical movie hero, we have ...
September 8th, 2003

The original movie geek Drew Turney learns how an English kid who loved movies took ...
January 20th, 2014

Jonathan Nix After a swag of international awards for his short Hello, Jonathan Nix ...
July 1st, 2004

I Say Tomato Along with divorce, sex scandals and stars in rehab there's an institution ...
April 27th, 2010

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