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.


Charlie Day
July 17th, 2013

Bizarrely Guillermo’s a huge fan of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and he called me up and said he’d seen every episode. He said he had an idea for a role for me in this movie as long as I give him a cameo on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and I thought that was a fair trade.

Feelgood Legends needs reality check
August 6th, 2006

Footy Legends seems cut from the other end of the storytelling cloth, a gleeful story of hope, triumph over adversity and joy of the ties that bind.


The Notorious Bettie Page
July 12th, 2007

Conflicted enough about what she does to eventually give up modelling for God, Bettie’s ironically the only one with her head on straight about it. As she tells one of a series of a boyfriends who don’t understand ‘it’s just costumes’.

Werner Herzog
January 2nd, 2013

Try to pin down Werner Herzog’s career. Impossible, isn’t it? Since his ‘turbulent’ years with muse Klaus Kinski he’s mastered more cinematic forms than most artists manage a single one of in a whole career. Today most people know the 70-year-old, Munich-born auteur as the critically acclaimed documentary maker of films like Grizzly Man, Into The Abyss and Cave of Forgotten Dreams.


Punch Drunk Love
April 23rd, 2003

Director Paul Thomas Anderson showed a little of the technical moviemaking skill in Boogie Nights that would soon establish his reputation, but it was unarguably a straight narrative story told with his keen eye for the details of the period.

Sony Vegas Pro
August 1st, 2008

Also new is the multi-camera workflow, a feature you might be familiar with if you’re migrating from another mid to pro level editing suite. It lets you switch between up to 32 video sources and take snippets from each to complete your shot, the software saving all your unused footage to let you make editing tweaks later.






More samples…

The Sessions The first sentence in most synopses of The Sessions will be enough ...
November 5th, 2012

Toshiba Portege R400 Notebook Tablet PCs are still trying to make inroads into the market. Somebody ...
July 1st, 2007

Quark Xpress Passport Edition There was a time when Quark owned the whole industry. On the ...
April 1st, 2004

Jon Favreau Lovable loser in Swingers, wannabe mobster in Made, astronaut in Deep Impact. ...
April 30th, 2008

Blackwood River Valley Garden lover and organiser of Bridgetown's Festival of Country Gardens Peta Townsing ...
June 1st, 2001

The Roo Row The notion of eating kangaroos is sacrilege to some; common sense to ...
June 2nd, 2009


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