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.

Do we multitask or not?
August 5th, 2010

The complaints are actually a skewed compliment to Apple and completely vindicate their approach. The users who want multitasking on their iPhone consider it more of a little computer than just a mobile, especially with so many cool things to do that are so easy to access and use.

Todd Phillips & Nima Nourizadeh
March 5th, 2012

When it came to The Hangover people at the studio didn’t know who Zach [Galifianakis] was, but if you can do it for a good price usually you can change their minds.

Corporation, The
September 2nd, 2004

Instead of simply attacking the way corporations have abused and plundered the environment, global workforce and financial system, Achbar and Abbott bring us the history and story of how the corporation as a legal entity operates.

Toshiba Tecra M3
December 6th, 2005

When it comes to the technology that brings us our data and content, huge fortunes are being sunk into screen R&D. The most exciting change in laptop screens lately has been the SSV technology that’s quickly becoming the standard.

Last Samurai, The
January 29th, 2004

A well regarded Sydney film magazine recently reviewed Tom Cruise’s presence and performance in The Last Samurai and asked the question; is he a serious actor or a show pony?

July 19th, 2007

As he describes the immodest Swede walking past him from the shower to her room wearing nothing but a towel on her head, we’re treated to a long, tracking shot that follows Hazell slowly up the stairs.

More samples…

Coffee Star Can one consider Perth 'humble beginnings'? Maybe so if you're talking about ...
September 1st, 2001

Hulk Director: Ang Lee Starring; Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Josh Lucas, Sam Elliott, Nick ...
June 26th, 2003

Laws of Motion Budweiser, Reebok, Hewlett Packard, Nike, Microsoft don't usually have much in common ...
July 1st, 2007

Happy Feet After conquering the box office during the Christmas 2006 period, the Australian-produced ...
May 4th, 2007

It’s Alive! 'I'm tired of finicky actors,' Walt Disney reputedly said to animation designer ...
August 1st, 2004

Don Simpson Drew Turney remembers an old school Hollywood player who partied so hard ...
March 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
  • 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