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.


Hanging out to roll out the new iPad? Don’t
March 19th, 2012

With four times as many pixels as the last iPad and with a screen resolution of 2048 x 1536, every application you use will be much easier on your eyes. Text will be cleaner and sharper, pictures will have more detail and video can display at up to 1080p HD

Apple MacBook Pro
October 1st, 2007

The hard disk is 160Gb. In practical terms we ran two heavy-use user accounts — both of them crammed with settings, utilities and software for creative pros — and stored about 20 full movie files before we managed to fill it up.


Photoshop CS4 The Missing Manual
July 1st, 2009

It starts a lot like the marketing material that comes with Adobe applications, listing the new features and tools. From there it covers all bases, even to the extent of telling you how to best create new files depending your creative project when such information would seem obvious.

Anacondas: Hunt for the Blood Orchid
November 1st, 2004

It might surprise you to learn that although being one of them most panned films of the late 1990’s and a permanent blight on the careers of Jennifer Lopez, Jon Voight and Ice Cube, Anaconda was a huge hit for Columbia.


He’s still a country boy
April 30th, 2008

"It was wonderful. I knew who those people were on that stage. That excitement to be an Australian actor speaking as an Australian was really radical and new and fresh. I don’t think I ever got over that excitement. I enjoy telling Australian stories, it’s as simple as that."

Zombie Strippers
February 5th, 2009

You’d think an impressionist Romanian playwright is about as far as you could get from the most Cormanesque, unashamed B movie premise of recent times, but the Internet Movie Database would have us believe Zombie Strippers was inspired by Eugene Ionesco’s play about people turning into rhinoceros’.






More samples…

In the Valley of Elah Studios thought the American public wanted movies about the Iraq war, but ...
August 21st, 2008

Toshiba NB200 Price: $949 (CHECK) We've never been impressed with netbooks at The West, but ...
January 13th, 2010

In the Picture As in every creative and business field, the replacement of analogue information ...
August 1st, 2007

Hollywood Homicide Starring: Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett, Isiah Washington, Lena Olin, Lolita Davidovich, Bruce ...
September 11th, 2003

Haunted Mansion, The Starring: Eddie Murphy, Terence Stamp, Nathaniel Parker, Jennifer Tilly, Marsha Thomason Director: Rob ...
March 10th, 2004

Blackberry Bold There are far too many features to talk about in any Blackberry ...
December 10th, 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