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.


Butterfly Effect, The
March 18th, 2004

As we all know, plenty of shocking movies still clean up at the box office because of the branding that comes with them (Matrix, Bad Boys, Jet Li; we’re looking at you), but The Butterfly Effect came with no such recognition.

Sony levels iPod playing field
August 9th, 2005

Anyone selling a digital MP3 player has two areas in which to impress. The machine itself, and the interface you use to organise and access it.


Radiation and the mobile phone
November 6th, 2011

“Electromagnetic radiation causes increased risk of disease by causing DNA strand breaks,” says Dr Michael Wald, a director at US-based Integrated Medicine & Nutrition, “that’s what causes cancer.”

The Cottage
August 14th, 2008

They’ve done something horrible, Steven assuring his brother they’ll go to hell and the pair of them trying to get their heads together amid the tension. The scam is gradually revealed as they carry the inert, bound body of Tracey (pneumatic British soapie babe Jennifer Ellison) in from the boot of their car.


Chiwetel Ejiofor
August 31st, 2015

Like anything else, you get used to it. Embarrassingly I was in Calabar in the southeast of Nigeria making Half a Yellow Sun. I was travelling back to America and putting my bags on the counter and the airport lady asked my name. I said ‘Chiwetel Ejiofor… c-h-i’.

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.






More samples…

Publishers take shortcut to get profits back online Last March The West reported on a new initiative by publishers HarperCollins ...
June 6th, 2012

Zatoichi Written and Directed By: Takeshi Kitano Starring: Takeshi Kitano Takeshi Kitano ('Beat', as he's ...
September 13th, 2004

Box Office — Spring 07 Now the giant robots, pirates, ogres and yellow animated families are behind ...
September 1st, 2007

Cashback Xpress spoke to Cashback writer/director Sean Ellis over a very dodgy line ...
July 19th, 2007

Never lost for words The dictionary. It seems one of those institutions of authority that's not ...
December 17th, 2014

Back to the Future – The Ultimate Visual History Back when Moviehole.net interviewed Crispin Glover in early 2012 about his current ...
February 7th, 2016


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
  • Film Stories
  • 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