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.


Missing, The
March 4th, 2004

Since the days of Night Shift and Splash, he’s brought us some of the most watchable (and Oscar friendly) adventures of recent times, from Backdraft and Apollo 13 to Ransom and A Beautiful Mind.

The Kryptonite Factor
August 31st, 2015

Shots of a Superman outfit looking like a Starlight Express reject (no cape! Electric blue!) and Nicholas Cage sashaying around a London hotel room in a supersuit would break the internet if they surfaced today.


Lord of the Rings; The Two Towers
December 27th, 2002

‘Huge’ is the only way to describe everything about Lord of The Rings — if you thought the first film was big, you won’t believe how much bigger The Two Towers can get. And not just in comparison to Fellowship of the Ring, either.

Primeval
August 2nd, 2007

A lot of people didn’t like it, but it made a not inconsiderable amount of money in the US before fading away, so there’s still a market for giant killer animals. If that’s you, you could do worse.


Fast Food Nation
April 5th, 2007

The result is a film not nearly as effective as it could have been. Storylines are dropped for no reason, Linklater can’t help shoehorning his favourite slacker muse Ethan Hawke into the narrative where there isn’t really a place for him, and the whole project would have been better served by a documentary divided into chapters.

Ben Affleck
October 25th, 2012

Suddenly the artist formerly known as B-Aff has been attaining Weinsteinian heights of awards season buzz thanks to his three directorial efforts, Gone Baby Gone, The Town and Argo.






More samples…

Rogue It's not only giant man-eating animal movies that hold a hallowed place ...
July 20th, 2007

Elliot reaps His Crop For someone whose whole life reads like a novel, it's only fitting ...
August 29th, 2004

Samson and Delilah This is the Australian manifestation of the famous William Goldman dictum that ...
November 26th, 2009

Double Indemnity You might only know Billy Wilder from the screwball comedies on which ...
January 4th, 2007

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street There's something disconcerting about seeing Johnny Depp sing. Not wrong exactly -- ...
January 24th, 2008

NEC Versa P578 The NEC Versa is a Windows notebook that stretches itself in a ...
February 1st, 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
  • 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