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.


Hidden Dragon: Hollywood’s Tenuous Tie with China
November 18th, 2013

‘What Hollywood likes is the same as what Hollywood has always liked,’ according to Smith. ‘Money.’

Wolf Creek creator writes two prequel novels
February 14th, 2014

Fictional universes like those of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter have such large numbers of characters, places, histories and lore all their own they’ve taken the word ‘mythology’ on for themselves, and with good reason. They’re our new cultural myths


Jai Courtney
December 10th, 2012

Jai Courtney looks mean when he sits down. Not that he’s in a bad mood – the NSW-born actor is affable and friendly. But like precious few actors, Courtney carries a very subtle sense of underlying menace.

Disney Animation Research Library
February 3rd, 2014

But just because they’re careful now doesn’t mean the Library has everything there is. The staff watch auction websites all the time to see what turns up, and even then they might not have the money to buy it. When they do, they’re in competition with Disney fans who want the same things.


Where is your cloud?
March 18th, 2013

Obviously selecting local versus overseas cloud providers is a movable feast, with certain industries and organisations working to strict cloud location policies and data sovereignty and others merely selecting the best deal regardless of location.

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."






More samples…

The Raid It isn't the sort of film we usually equate with Sundance. Movies ...
March 26th, 2012

Fans on a Plane Around four months ago, a buzz arose on the Internet about a ...
September 3rd, 2006

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

Flying High vs Flying High II: The Sequel If you're a fan of the classic early 80's sight gag comedy ...
March 1st, 2003

OSX — Quark’s Saving Grace? Xpress 6.0 is Quark's first serious update in almost a decade, and ...
April 1st, 2004

Four Minutes Note to filmmakers; there's little else you can bring to the determined-teacher-heals-troubled-kid ...
February 7th, 2008


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
  • 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