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
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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.
April 30th, 2008
“Probably my first and biggest contribution to that was in casting Robert. In many ways he overshadowed the character of Iron Man and ended up defining the film, and I think people are very excited to see Robert in this role.”
Cinetrek WDR800 DVD, Apple Aperture 2, NEC Powermate P5030
May 6th, 2008
Aperture 2 is a cataloguing and adjustment tool for large collections of digital photos that’s geared more towards pro photographers. However, if you aspire to the profession or just take a lot of pictures, it does a similar job to Picasa or iPhoto — even though it’s like comparing a VW beetle to an Aston Martin.
The Best out West
October 1st, 2003
Despite being as close to Bali as they are to Bathurst, WA has embraced the technology age as avidly as the rest of Australia.
Shifting Sands vs Power & Terror
September 1st, 2003
Whether you’re a left wing liberal or not, both these films are essential viewing as they’re part of a grave necessity nowadays — opposing voices to the accepted consensus (read; Western) of history.
Snakes on a Plane
August 26th, 2006
There’s an over-reliance of special effects, but keeping the genre in mind, giving the whole thing an unreal, larger-than-life air might have been intentional.
January 29th, 2012
From playing a slacker amateur porn actress in Kevin Smith’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno to the steel-jawed heroine of Paul Haggis’ The Next Three Days, there are few genres Banks hasn’t popped up in, and now she’s playing a damaged but tough negotiator in Man on a Ledge
AccountsEdge, Apple Mac OSX Leopard, CardScan Executive
AccountsEdge is one of the most fully featured Mac accounts packages ...
December 18th, 2007
You might not have heard of Laura Kipnis but she's one of ...
May 15th, 2011
It’s All in the Game
BusinessNSW talks to Elizabeth Ball from communicationgame.com about putting professionals in touch ...
September 21st, 2000
Die Anther Day
Director Lee Tamahori cranks the needle way past 007 in a ...
July 1st, 2003
Fast Food Nation
The pitch was perfect; take one of the most incendiary exposes of ...
April 5th, 2007
The Royal National Park
Not many areas of Sydney have a huge natural playground as their ...
June 1st, 1999