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.


Seagate FreeAgent Pro
September 1st, 2007

Part of the service offering is free space on Seagate’s servers — though why you need it with 320Gb in front of you is a mystery. There’s also a system to sign up with the company to access the features that allow you to control your backup and retrieve data over the web.

Catch Me if You Can
January 16th, 2003

While it’s not a bad movie by any means, the words ‘Director’, ‘Steven’ and ‘Spielberg’ on any project generate a unique kind of excitement. A reputation precedes a Spielberg-directed film that his work over recent years (and increasingly often) hasn’t lived up to.


Fun and Games
March 30th, 2019

Not having to wait for render farms to spit out shots to review (and change – or not, when you’ve finally run out of time or budget) means the production is ‘live’ from day one. It blurs the lines between pre, post and everything in between, flattening the whole workflow into one long creative input party.

Toast Titanium 8
November 26th, 2007

Together with a host of add-ons from CD cataloguing software to a label designer, Toast has moved forward when basic OS capability threatened to render it obsolete. It’s still a snap to use and great value for money.


Sudio Brio, Final Cut Studio 2, Sony VAIO VGN-FZ18G, Samsung U3 MP3 Player
January 15th, 2008

Apple keeps on taking professional level tools and putting them in the hands of everyday users. They’ve collected all their video editing, compositing, colour grading and format encoding tools and released them as Final Cut Studio 2.

Survival of the Nicest
November 8th, 2014

some writers have recently begun to wonder if Dawkins’ appraisal of evolution is too simplistic. Sex At Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Calcida Jetha in 2010 claimed the human pair bond instinct is a construct of agriculture and private property, suggesting that our ancestors lived in a time of resource and sexual plenty






More samples…

Mafia princess Is life in the Mafia anything like it is in film and ...
August 5th, 2010

Party Monster Writer/directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato Starring: Macauley Culkin, Seth Green, Chloe Sevigny, Dylan ...
July 1st, 2005

Lexar Jumpdrive 16GB Price: $111.30 Flash memory is slowly and surely coming down in price, but ...
November 25th, 2009

Delta Farce Larry the Cable Guy just isn't very well known in Australia, otherwise ...
April 17th, 2008

Honeymoon Suite Why 'honeymoon'? Because the honeymoon period of Creative Suite 1 is barely ...
December 1st, 2005

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town It's that time again, and at long last the economy's finally on ...
December 1st, 2009


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