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.

Rock and awe from Cruise
June 14th, 2012

It’s not just a comedy, it’s a musical, so people already have a weird thing about it, and at the end of that it’s just about a bunch of love stories cloaked in this really fabulous music. So I’m trying to appeal to as broad an audience as possible

Ahead of the Game
March 3rd, 2004

The movie marketeers are at it again, trying to stay one step ahead of the geeks, kids and fans. Remember years ago (in 1999) when movie marketing was a world away from what it is now, a world away from what it had been a few years before that?

Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000, NEC Versa P8310, Omnipage Pro 16
February 5th, 2008

OCR technology isn’t new but it’s very underused in today’s world. With the promise of the paperless office now long forgotten, how many times do you wish you had an electronic version of a hard copy document? Enter OCR.

King Kong
December 15th, 2005

Welcome to the age of the fan director, when films are jammed with references to other films the director holds dear, the films that inspired him or her to get into the movies in the first place.

Star Wars vs Harry Potter
December 5th, 2012

Meanwhile, such classic tropes will outlive us all. Maybe in 2023 a bunch of Gen-Yers will take their kids to see the latest CGI action adventure blockbuster and snort derisively to each other ‘this is just Harry bloody Potter all over again’.

Futurama: Bender’s Big Score
March 6th, 2008

From there it’s a rip roaring ride and belly laughs come thick and fast in a tale of unrequited love, time travel, snarky aliens determined to make off with the most powerful device in the galaxy and the usual characters you love.

More samples…

Global is the New Local Are you depriving some poor African family of water for a month ...
May 8th, 2009

Thumbsucker Written & Directed By Mike Mills Starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Vincent D'Onofrio, Tilda ...
December 1st, 2005

Game for some nostalgia One of the first video game/movie tie-ins was 1982's ET; The Extra ...
June 14th, 2013

HP iPAQ RX4240 Like the offspring of a futuristic pager and an mp3 player, HP's ...
December 5th, 2006

DeBabelizer DebBabelizer Pro 6.0 is a batch image processing application and a pretty ...
December 1st, 2007

Sharkwater It's high time there was a documentary about sharks as a balancing ...
August 21st, 2008

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
  • 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