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.

Laws of Motion
July 1st, 2007

Motion Theory is one of the new breed of companies to capitalise on the creative outsourcing of the digital effects era, comparable to the league Sydney’s Animal Logic launched itself into with the release of George Miller’s Happy Feet .

Uglied Up
March 1st, 2004

There’s an old joke in Hollywood; how do you depict an ugly woman in a movie? You take a beautiful woman and put glasses on her.

Flying Fish
November 1st, 2006

Their expertise has resulted in Apex Images’ website (apexpredators.com), which received 80-100,000 hits per month and provides not just sales information for tours but one of the most informed datasets on Great Whites and other local sharks in the world thanks to such close study.

Teesh & Trude
May 1st, 2003

The most caring, emotionally impactful story to come from an Australian production in ages. Linda Cropper (Blackrock) and Susie Porter play two Perth mates stuck in a grinding cycle of suburban poverty

iPod bag/Fabric keyboard
December 19th, 2006

The market for such technology seems broad at first glance — a simple strip of material could theoretically replace every cable in an electronic device.

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’.

More samples…

Road Angel Navigator 7000 GPS units are a lot like laptop computers. Short of a few ...
March 20th, 2007

The Island Directed by Michael Bay Starring; Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Djimon Honsou, Sean Bean, ...
July 28th, 2005

Darjeeling Limited Wes Anderson is one of those filmmakers whose produce you can always ...
February 28th, 2008

Box Office — Spring 07 Now the giant robots, pirates, ogres and yellow animated families are behind ...
September 1st, 2007

Sudio Vogue The Sudio Vogue is the progenitor of older Sudio Bluetooth phone speaker ...
December 3rd, 2008

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

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
  • Fast Thinking
  • Filmink
  • Follow Gentlemen
  • Geek Magazine
  • Good Reading
  • Good Weekend
  • GQ
  • Hydrapinion
  • Inside Film
  • Internet.au
  • Loaded
  • M2 Magazine
  • 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
  • Ralph
  • Reader's Digest
  • 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
  • Total Film
  • Video Camera
  • Video&Filmmaker
  • Writing Magazine
  • Xpress
  • Zoo