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.


Blue Water, White Death
November 1st, 2005

It’s been 30 years since we first heard the iconic bass drift up from the deep. Filmink’s Drew Turney talks to original production designer Joe Alves about the hands-on production of the first blockbuster that almost never was.

American Swing
August 1st, 2009

The highlight is the reminiscences of a then-young female photographer who frequented Plato’s and provides the unwitting moral of the story when she describes how she got pubic lice just from sitting down in the mattress-strewn ‘sex room’.


Dragonball Evolution
April 16th, 2009

Second, lift whatever tired, creaky conventions you can from every other movie there’s ever been about teen angst, special effects-driven kung fu action of ancient Asian curses. You’ll recognises riffs of everything from Big Trouble in Little China to The Karate Kid and countless others.

Kimberley Region
May 1st, 2001

The Kimberley is one of the world’s last wildernesses and looks likely to stay that way.


Creative Free For All
June 1st, 2005

A historic experiment in film and media was all ready to take place before a battle erupted between producers and the union. Drew Turney finds out more. One of the observations Naomi Klein makes in her seminal anti-globalisation work No Logo is that the big corporations have got out of the ‘making’ business and into […]

Rise of the Machines
October 22nd, 2016

Like Digital vs Human, the recent book by futurist Richard Watson, war studies professor Thomas Rid’s Rise of the Machines takes a similar look at our relationship to technology. But where Watson’s was a more practical look at the near future extrapolated from the bleeding edge of today’s software and device science, Rise of the […]






More samples…

HTC Touch Dual, iMac, Folder Synchronizer X HTC Touch Dual Price: $899 The progeny of the HTC Touch that stole so ...
April 1st, 2008

Hewlett Packard 4510 SB Price: $1,489 Normally there wouldn't be a PC notebook for under two thousand ...
December 1st, 2009

Game for some nostalgia One of the first video game/movie tie-ins was 1982's ET; The Extra ...
June 14th, 2013

The Big Pitch Sloane Curtis -- one of the biggest ad agencies in New York ...
September 1st, 2003

Oxygen for Sale As governments shrink and damage to the environment grows, who will save ...
December 1st, 2006

Suddenly 30 Director: Gary Winick Cast: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer Original trailers for Suddenly ...
November 1st, 2004


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
  • 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
  • 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