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.


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).

Pirates of the Caribbean
September 1st, 2003

For a long time now, pirates have been box office poison for film studios. But they keep popping up in movieland, director after director desperate to cash in on the Hollywood mystique that once proved a license to print box office money.


Who Killed the Electric Car
December 19th, 2006

To see such a conspiracy in action (one in which American car buyers are complicit), look no further than Who Killed the Electric Car?

Fat myths
May 21st, 2012

No matter what you’d like to look like or how much you’d like to weigh is that your body is genetically predetermined to be a certain height and weight that has nothing to do with the ideal set by the media.


The Man With The Iron Fists
November 5th, 2012

Usually in a story about a director, you’d say something about his or her filmography and style, but in the case of rapper turned actor turned director RZA (The Wu Tang Clan), we can only talk about the future.

Missing, The
April 1st, 2004

Ron Howard is a better filmmaker than he is a storyteller. His talent in colouring and creating a scene, casting and directing actors and building emotion have few peers in Hollywood.






More samples…

JBL On Tour XT Speaker, Sudio Silhouette, Transfer Big Files JBL ON Tour XT Speaker Price: $259.95 Measuring only 17cm across, the JBL On ...
March 18th, 2008

Les Choristes Directed By Christophe Barratier Starring Gerard Jugnot, Francois Berleand, Jean-Baptiste Maunier. You have to ...
January 20th, 2005

The original movie geek Drew Turney learns how an English kid who loved movies took ...
January 20th, 2014

The Sessions The first sentence in most synopses of The Sessions will be enough ...
November 5th, 2012

You Can’t Stop the Murders You're a comedian with ten years under your belt in what must ...
March 13th, 2003

Manual of Love Directed by Giovanni Veronesi Starring Carlo Verdone, Luciana Luttizetto, Silvio Muccino, Jasmine Trinca, ...
May 4th, 2006


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
  • Cosmos
  • Cream
  • Curve
  • Dark Horizons
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Desktop
  • DG
  • Digital Media
  • Disney Magazine
  • DNA Magazine
  • Empire
  • Empty Magazine
  • Fast Thinking
  • Filmink
  • Follow Gentlemen
  • Geek Magazine
  • Good Reading
  • Good Weekend
  • GQ
  • Hydrapinion
  • Inside Film
  • Internet.au
  • Loaded
  • M2 Magazine
  • Marketing
  • 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
  • ScienceNetwork WA
  • Scoop
  • Scoop Traveller
  • Seaside Observer
  • SFX
  • Sydney Morning Herald
  • The Australian
  • The Retiree
  • The Sun Herald
  • The West Australian
  • thevine.com.au
  • TimeOut
  • Video Camera
  • Video&Filmmaker
  • Writing Magazine
  • Xpress
  • Zoo