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.


Mafia Princess
August 5th, 2010

Marisa was inextricably linked with one of the most powerful mafia families in Europe, and after watching her extended family crumble, face charges and prison time and even serve two prison terms herself, she tells her story in Mafia Princess.

Julia Roberts
April 16th, 2012

I didn’t feel lost because it’s not so crazy and special effect-y. I mean, it was all kind of there for me, I never felt that I was looking at tennis balls or didn’t understand where I was. Even when we did the stuff in the cottage where I’m with myself as it were, we had worked it out so well.


Departures
October 16th, 2009

It’s a hard movie to watch, full of long sequences of silence. Not all of them are of the beautiful preparation scenes and it ends up feeling much longer than its two-hour, 10-minute running time. It takes a long time to make its points but director Takita is happy to take his sweet time to do so. The approach offers the starkly sensual experience but as a story it takes a long time to start, happen and end.


October 9th, 2008

A comic and dramatic action film starring two small English boys doesn’t sound a lot like Giueseppe Tornatore’s much-loved 1988 classic Cinema Paradiso. Was Jennings aware he’d be joining such auspicious company with other films about how the movies can so completely seduce us, especially as children?


Bangkok Dangerous
January 14th, 2010

As always, the sillier Nicolas Cage’s hair is, the worse the movie seems to be. The days where he’d mix up every brainless action movie like Con Air with a smart drama like leaving Las Vegas seem long gone, this and 2009’s godawful Knowing his usual standard of late.

Tune In, Turn On, Online
January 1st, 2003

In the recent past, 99% of us didn’t know or care about video formats. We went to the video shop and got a plastic box with two spools of magnetic tape that somehow contained recorded motion picture and sound. Formats were something TV stations and film distributors were concerned with.






More samples…

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

Apple supersizes its LCD monitors Apple 30-inch Cinema Display Apple Computer Price: $4899 RRP Plasma hasn't quite taken over the ...
September 6th, 2005

Final Cut Studio 3 Price: $1,499 Apple's new production house in a box comes with whole new ...
November 1st, 2009

Back to nature Looking at nature for design ideas is nothing new, but as Drew ...
May 1st, 2010

You, Me and Dupree Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Starring Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson, Matt Dillon, ...
July 27th, 2006

AccountsEdge, Apple Mac OSX Leopard, CardScan Executive AccountsEdge RRP $595 AccountsEdge is one of the most fully featured Mac accounts packages ...
December 18th, 2007


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