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.


Dragonball Evolution
April 16th, 2009

Second, lift whatever tired, creaky conventions you can from every other movie there’s ever been about teen angst, special effects-driven kung fu action of ancient Asian curses. You’ll recognises riffs of everything from Big Trouble in Little China to The Karate Kid and countless others.

Title Deeds
January 1st, 2005

Sometimes you see only the name of the presentation. Sometimes, the title sequence is spliced with story or narrative, sometimes it just lists all the principal cast and crew before the story starts.


Machinist, The
June 2nd, 2005

They’re members of a constantly dwindling and exclusive club in films; they’re those few actors who are just as comfortable in mainstream thrillers as they are in quirky arthouse and vanity projects.

Bento 2
June 17th, 2009

Claimed at the time we recived it to be the world’s slimmest WLED (light-emitting diode) monitor at only 1.85cm wide, this 22 inch monitor is indeed lightweight and gives you a huge area of bright, crystal clear colours.


Too Soon?
August 27th, 2006

Coverage of September 11 would undoubtedly have set new records in editorial volume, but have you read anywhere that the now 15-year-old bombing in Iraq has resulted in the destruction of ruins and artifacts from the Mesopotamian era — the rise of human civilisation?

Inside Deep Throat
September 15th, 2005

Lovelace was as famous for becoming an anti-porn campaigner later on as she’d been for her unique talent, claiming her abusive husband had forced her into it, that she’d been raped on film.






More samples…

Spy Game Popcorn action director Tony Scott (Top Gun, Beverley Hills Cop 2) brings ...
February 1st, 2003

Machinist, The Directed by Brad Anderson Starring; Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John Sharian, Michael ...
June 2nd, 2005

Borat Directed by Larry Charles Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Pamela Anderson Postmodernism has ...
November 23rd, 2006

Charlie Hunnam He's 'that guy from that movie', with small roles in films from ...
July 17th, 2013

Cradle 2 the Grave The Film Teenage-boy-in-man's-body producer Joel Silver's latest in his self-styled 'hip urban action ...
October 1st, 2003

Darjeeling Limited Wes Anderson is one of those filmmakers whose produce you can always ...
February 28th, 2008


Full client and publication list:

  • 3D Artist
  • 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