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.


Michael Biehn
January 29th, 2012

I’m not a survivalist, although I am very frightened about what’s going on about in the world these days. But I’m not a weapons guy and I probably never would’ve had the strength or ability or bravado to be a fireman or a police officer. A lot of my roles are like that but I’m a lover not a fighter.

Machinist, The
June 2nd, 2005

They’re members of a constantly dwindling and exclusive club in films; they’re those few actors who are just as comfortable in mainstream thrillers as they are in quirky arthouse and vanity projects.


Apple Mini
July 5th, 2005

A beautifully designed mansion does the same job as a cheaper, factory-produced house of comparable size; it’s just that we like to have things that are beautiful.

Apple Soundtrack
February 24th, 2004

Apple Computer have unleashed Soundtrack on the world, destined to make as much of an impact on amateur and hobby music production as Final Cut Pro.


Beneath Hill 60
April 25th, 2010

In the 1960s and 70s, war films were like grown up versions of The Goonies. Movies like Where Eagles Dare and The Guns of Navarone were about boys playing with toys in high stakes games to vanquish evil, moustache-twirling bad guys. In our more politically correct times they’ve been about suffering and horror, with little of the adventurism of the earlier era.

NAB: shoot and deliver
June 1st, 2007

In the face of exciting developments, digital is encroaching on more of 35mm film’s territory, but as Lemac’s Bowring says "Are Mr and Mrs Smith at a cinema in Parramatta going to be watching for artifacts? No, they’re going to be there for the story."






More samples…

Wackness, The Too Sundance-ey If you've seen Little Miss Sunshine, Running With Scissors and ...
May 28th, 2009

In Search of Mozart More than anything else, filmmakers and studios want to sell you tickets. ...
January 25th, 2006

Extensis QX Tools vs Xpert Tools Pro The InDesign faithful really have no reason to claim Quark Xpress has ...
December 1st, 2004

Unleashed Directed by Louis Leterrier Starring; Jet Li, Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins, Kerry Condon Jet ...
August 18th, 2005

Biting the Big Apple There are a few memoirs arriving in the market penned by authors ...
November 2nd, 2008

Righteous Kill This is the film that'll go down in history as one of ...
May 1st, 2009


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