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.


Macbook Air, Sony DVPFX720W, HP C6280
February 12th, 2008

if you’re really that much of a technophobe, it comes with a remote control that behaves no differently than that of your living room DVD player. The jury’s still out on watching movies on such small screens (7 inches in this case), but if it’s the future this is a user-friendly first step.

JCVD
July 16th, 2009

It’s over fifteen years since his star shone in Hollywood, and action movie actor JCVD (van Damme, playing himself but sort-of-not in an avant-garde, Felliniesque kind of way) is a man nearing rock bottom as he fights against both huge tax losses and his former wife for custody of their daughter.


Apple OS Pricing Sting
July 15th, 2003

After calling their operating systems after predatory felines for this long, there’s been a development that could leave users with a hairball. Mac OS 10.3, dubbed Panther, will hit the shelves towards the end of the year.

Global is the New Local
May 8th, 2009

But while concentrating rule might be bad for civics it’s good for business, which benefits from smoother, more efficient operating systems. That was the rationale behind the Multinational Agreement on Investment (MIA), stonewalled by France in 1998 after leaked drafts stoked fears about deregulation gone mad.


League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
October 9th, 2003

Yes, it’s another blockbuster. It’s not the most original movie you’ll see this year, it’s an easy-to-digest holiday movie, with no existential dramatic subtext and no pretensions about its purpose.

The Body Plastic
October 10th, 2012

Search for ‘bionics’ on the web and you’ll find a huge array of electronic devices that attach to injured, diseased or otherwise damaged bodies. Exoskeleton legs that look like robotic sci-fi warriors give paraplegics the power to walk. A procedure that re-routes muscles from a severed arm into chest muscles can give an amputee control over an artificial arm simply by thinking about it.






More samples…

Kangaroo Jack To the cynical, this will be another installment in the 'sell the ...
April 3rd, 2003

Chronicles of Riddick, The Starring: Vin Diesel, Judi Dench, Karl Urban, Colm Feore, Thandie Newton, Keith ...
July 29th, 2004

Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle Director; McG Starring; Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, Lucy Liu, Drew Barrymore, Bernie Mac, ...
June 26th, 2003

Newcastle You're struck while watching Newcastle by how the filmmaker must have grown ...
October 30th, 2008

Restraint Two deadbeat lovers are on the lam, Bonnie and Clyde style, after ...
June 25th, 2009

X Men 2 Directed By: Bryan Singer Starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Ian McKellen, ...
May 1st, 2003


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
  • 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
  • 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