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.


Thanks for the Idea
April 1st, 2009

It used to be cut and dried. We walked into a store and bought a 7-inch single or videocassette if we liked a song or movie. None of us had the means to reproduce it in the sort of numbers that would hurt copyright holders too much. But nowadays, an eleven-year-old on the family PC can copy and distribute anything to billions of otherwise paying customers.

Le Divorce
November 6th, 2003

Merchant Ivory sounds like an exclusive brand of bone chine toilet seat or bathroom sink, and to the demographic most films are targeted at, most of what they’ve produced has been about as exciting.


Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
June 26th, 2003

It takes the gags, the smutty double entendres, the over the top stunts and the MTV camerawork, pours a can of kerosene on it, and torches it. The result is something that blazes too hot, too high, too long.

Uglied Up
March 1st, 2004

There’s an old joke in Hollywood; how do you depict an ugly woman in a movie? You take a beautiful woman and put glasses on her.


The Strangers
September 1st, 2008

First time writer/director Bryan Bertino goes for nerve sawing tension rather than gore, and thoroughly achieves it through inventive camera angles and an unsettling score and sound effects. Unfortunately logic, natural behaviour and consistency are all sacrificed on the altar to achieve such a living, breathing sense of dread, and cliché often curbs an otherwise realistic depiction of events.

Undercover Brother
March 20th, 2003

It had to happen — the success of the Austin Powers franchise has spawned its own comic subgenre — the ‘movement’ spy spoof.
This time, the fun isn’t poked at Ian Fleming’s world, but the funky jive-ass blaxploitation films of the late 60s and early 70s.






More samples…

iolo System Mechanic 9 iolo System Mechanic is a neat little PC clean-up utility for Windows ...
November 4th, 2009

YouTube: An Insider’s Guide to Climbing the Charts It's part of the zeitgeist. Just like the holy grail a couple ...
July 1st, 2009

August 2008 Movies In Bruges It sounds like a Monty Python sketch -- two hitmen (Colin ...
August 1st, 2008

Toshiba Portege R400 Notebook Tablet PCs are still trying to make inroads into the market. Somebody ...
July 1st, 2007

Monster Directed By: Patty Jenkins Starring: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern South African sex ...
March 25th, 2004

28 Weeks Later A teenage girl takes up a specialist military sniper rifle and makes ...
May 10th, 2007


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
  • Cosmos
  • Cream
  • Curve
  • Dark Horizons
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Desktop
  • DG
  • Digital Media
  • Disney Magazine
  • DNA Magazine
  • Empire
  • Empty Magazine
  • Fast Thinking
  • Filmink
  • Follow Gentlemen
  • Geek Magazine
  • Good Reading
  • Good Weekend
  • GQ
  • Hydrapinion
  • Inside Film
  • Internet.au
  • Loaded
  • M2 Magazine
  • Marketing
  • 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
  • ScienceNetwork WA
  • 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