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.


Sony Vegas Pro
August 1st, 2008

Also new is the multi-camera workflow, a feature you might be familiar with if you’re migrating from another mid to pro level editing suite. It lets you switch between up to 32 video sources and take snippets from each to complete your shot, the software saving all your unused footage to let you make editing tweaks later.

Samsung Omnia
November 1st, 2009

The Omnia gives you feedback for every virtual click with a tiny vibration, making it more repsonsive than many touch phones, and if you like this now-ubiquitous form factor but want to stand out from the crowd, it could be for you.


It’s cool to hack
March 27th, 2015

Described by PIAF as Australia’s first ‘art hack’, participating entrants have 24 hours to create a digitally interactive artwork. Whether an app, website, robotics or a projected presentation, if it’s interactive and it’s art, it will find a place in Hack The Festival.

Zatoichi
September 13th, 2004

A veteran of almost 40 films, Kitano frequently writes, directs, edits and stars in his films. He’s usually a yakuza gangster, but has opted in Zatoichi to play a blind masseur some time around the fifteenth century.


Shaun of the Dead
October 21st, 2004

‘Its a generalisation,’ Wright thinks, ‘Dumb comedies come out of the UK and Australia too, but people forget America is also responsible for some of the smartest comedies ever made, like The Simpsons.

Hunting the White Rabbit
December 1st, 2004

Feelings on Reloaded and Revolutions remain mixed and history has judged the world’s most famous anime fanboys pretty harshly, but they still had it easy compared to Eric Matthies and Josh Oreck.






More samples…

Feelgood Legends needs reality check **1/2 Directed by Khoa Do You might have already heard the guys behind Footy ...
August 6th, 2006

Haley Joel Osment ZOO chats to the former child star about seeing dead people, working ...
October 21st, 2014

Best iPhone Apps With the iPhone juggernaut well and truly having conquered Australia, guide books ...
November 1st, 2009

Scarface: Special Edition The Film With a master stroke, screenwriter Oliver Stone and director Brian De ...
May 1st, 2004

Dave Hughes Live Dave Hughes has a strange but undeniable appeal. Although unmistakenly blokey, he ...
October 26th, 2006

My Year Without Sex Sarah Watt's first film Look Both Ways was a wonderful story about ...
October 29th, 2009


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
  • 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
  • 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