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.

Topsy Turvy
May 1st, 2002

Mike Leigh’s commentary is one of the best on any DVD so far. He’s animated, interested in what he’s talking about, and not only gives you the interesting background into filming that you’re after; he’s a walking encyclopaedia of the life and times in the era.

Doing the Hard Yards
August 1st, 2003

A hard drive can go wrong for a whole lot of reasons, and when it does it’s usually cause for the most panic as you’ve potentially lost the only thing on your computer that can’t be replaced — your data.

April 19th, 2007

Directed by the politically dubious Antoine Fuqua, from whom we most recently saw the offensive Bruce Willis vehicle Tears of the Sun, it shakes up the action movie pepper grinder and sprinkles the clichés throughout the script.

3 Mobile Internet Key, Altec Lansing iPod docking station, HP Mini Note
July 8th, 2008

Like similarly-priced competitors, the T612 will make an attractive addition to any living room at only about a foot square in size, and while purists will scowl at the mp3 format, the sound quality is fine for consumer use. Even with the volume, bass and treble turned al the way up the unit issued barely a hint of distortion.

Australia’s Most Successful Movie Export
May 1st, 2003

Fame’s such a fickle and transitory thing. How long is it before Heath, Naomi, Nicole, Cate, Joel, Miranda, Hugo, Sam, Rose, Susie and Eric — even (God forbid) Russ himself — start taking gigs in schlocky straight to video erotic thrillers?

Lego Batman
November 12th, 2008

The familiarity is good but it means the same problems from all the other Lego games are still here, like difficulty judging some distances for jumps, confusing puzzles that needed to be more obvious, etc. But it’s just as addictive searching for secret nooks, crannies and pathways.

More samples…

28 Weeks Later A teenage girl takes up a specialist military sniper rifle and makes ...
May 10th, 2007

Butterfly Effect, The Directed By Eric Bress/J. Mackye Gruber Starring Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Melora Walters, ...
March 18th, 2004

Delta Farce Larry the Cable Guy just isn't very well known in Australia, otherwise ...
April 17th, 2008

The Shopping Addiction In April 2013 Buzz Bissinger, writer of the book Friday Night Lights, ...
October 1st, 2014

Fanboys It's a pretty clever idea for a comedy as the possibilities not ...
December 24th, 2009

American Pie 3: The Wedding Director: Jesse Dylan Cast: Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Alyson Hannigan, Eddie Kaye ...
August 1st, 2003

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