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.

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
September 1st, 2005

Even the topography of London is typically Tim Burton; row after row of dreary, industrial revolution-era terraces with the crooked, ramshackle Bucket house at one end of a huge boulevard and the Valhalla-like Wonka chocolate factory at the other.

Blythe Danner
May 28th, 2012

When it comes to her grandchildrens’ controversial names (Apple, the subject of much media derision following the 2004 birth, and Moses, born 2006), Danner was supportive, telling the media at the time ‘we love unusual names in the family’ and ‘creative people choose creative names and unusual names. I think it’s a great name.’

The Raid
March 26th, 2012

With what seems like a good half hour filled with nothing but martial arts scraps, it must have been the easiest script to write, and Evans confirms you can’t be so specific on the page. But because he was the director as well, he had a vision he carried through from beginning to end.

Knowledge is Power
August 1st, 2009

Apple’s Final Cut Studio 2 is a good example, packed with video editing, motion graphics, audio, colour grading, encoding and DVD tools for $1,698 (tools that would have costs hundreds of thousands of dollars in the analogue era).

James Franco on Oz the Great and Powerful
May 14th, 2013

“I do a lot of different things,” he agrees. “I’ve worked hard and I’m proud of a lot of the projects I’ve done in the past five years. Basically I judge them first by whether I like them. Are they projects I’m interested in? Are they films or whatever they might be that I’m happy to be involved with? That’s really the most I can control.”

Michael Clayton
March 6th, 2008

Subsequent viewings will reveal more of the deep facets of plotting but it’s one of those rare movies where — even as you try to keep up — you know you’re watching something very special.

More samples…

Apple Final Cut Pro 4 When you hook up your DV camera and you can use the ...
December 2nd, 2003

Flying High vs Flying High II: The Sequel If you're a fan of the classic early 80's sight gag comedy ...
March 1st, 2003

Siemens SK65 A recent news story reported that Siemens has announced plans to exit ...
May 31st, 2005

My Summer of Love Directed By Pawel Pawlikowski Starring Natahlie Press, Emily Blunt, Paddy Considine. 'Acting' means pretending ...
June 23rd, 2005

Risk Dan Gardner (Scribe $35) It would be easy to write a cheap shot about ...
May 11th, 2008

Norton Utilities Back in the days when Peter Norton graced the cover of Norton ...
March 9th, 2004

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