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.


Matrix Reloaded
December 1st, 2003

Don’t despair if it leaves you wanting — along with Lord of the Rings, The Matrix franchise is fanboy paradise. Expect many more editions and box sets in years to come, but until then, this one will whet your appetite.

Innovation and inspiration from science fiction
July 30th, 2013

Researchers, inventors engineers and entrepreneurs are increasingly looking to the arts for the next big thing. If history has taught us anything, it’s that tomorrow’s technologies already exist on movie screens and in the pages of science fiction.


Through a Virtual Eye
June 1st, 2007

It’s the distributors and studios that are going to save money — by not having to earmark hundreds of millions to send a movie around the world as they do currently.

Mirror Mirror
April 16th, 2012

Two films about the same thing from competing studios coming out at the same time is as traditional in Hollywood as executives in rehab. The list is long – Armageddon and Deep Impact, Capote and Infamous, The Illusionist and The Prestige, Mission to Mars and Red Planet. The cynical might think it’s because Hollywood is […]


Perth Region
May 1st, 2001

Rather than riding the Roaring Forties to reach their targets of the Spice Islands of Southeast Asia, many were blown all the way to the reefs and rocks of the WA coast.

Pure One Classic
December 23rd, 2009

The other advantage of digital is that the signal comes with searchable metadata, so not only can you stop, rewind and replay live radio, the small LCD readout displays whatever information the station is transmitting from song titles to competition details.






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X Men 2 Directed By: Bryan Singer Starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Ian McKellen, ...
May 1st, 2003

Charlie’s Angles: Full Throttle Director: McG Cast: Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bernie Mac, Demi Moore, ...
August 1st, 2003

Tobey Maguire After roles in off-centre films from Ang Lee's The Ice Storm, Woody ...
October 23rd, 2015

The Chaser No, it's not the ABC comedy troupe as they menace the security ...
December 31st, 2009

Futurama: Bender’s Game Before there was such a thing as Adult Swim and the more ...
December 18th, 2008

Parallels Desktop 3.0 RRP $129.95 Here's a choice, spend $2,000 on a laptop or PC to ...
August 1st, 2008


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