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.


Laurel Canyon
October 30th, 2003

You’ll find yourself wanting to chuckle in places the writer/director hasn’t meant you to, and the end comes so abruptly you wonder if they simply ran out of film and just crammed in a scene that looked to have some closure during editing.

The Island
July 28th, 2005

The came 1998’s Armageddon, which (despite the powerful, neat script and eye popping spectacle that most people have forgotten), came when the disaster movie genre was starting to sour from digital overload.


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.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
May 22nd, 2008

Franchise overlord George Lucas took almost a decade to shepherd the story through four writers — one of whom quit writing over it (Frank Darabont), and finally it’s here. Is it fun? Of course. Is it brilliant? Far from it.


Digital vs Human
October 22nd, 2016

According to Digital vs Human, we need to start talking about the way robotics, AI, automation and the web are going to further affect us – but we aren’t. Instead, we’re constantly wowed by the next app or website that mints a billionaire and (in the words of an online commenter) only really solves the […]

Walking Tall
August 12th, 2004

When Arnie symbolically passed the mantle of action movie alpha male in Welcome to the Jungle, it was to a pro wrestler. The possibility of a new action hero with any more acting talent than the last looked slim.






More samples…

Esperance & Bay of Isles Things to do Tour Cape Le Grand National Park. Look over the Great ...
May 1st, 2001

Terror Australis Australian audiences love horror, but how does our home-grown horror genre shape ...
August 1st, 2008

The Bet An eager and commercial attempt from first-time director Mark (Gallipoli) Lee succeeds ...
April 1st, 2008

Borat Directed by Larry Charles Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Pamela Anderson Postmodernism has ...
November 23rd, 2006

End of the Line If a Sith Lord can't overcome the digital divide in country cinemas, ...
July 1st, 2005

Vision makes Lasata a winner for second year A West Perth-based software company has wowed the critics for the second ...
November 1st, 2001


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
  • 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