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.


Just Married
February 27th, 2003

We meet Tom and Sarah hurrying home through an airport, both of them obviously enraged at each other. It straight away makes us wonder what happened to the very-much-in-love couple in the poster and sets up the premise of the film.

Batman Begins
June 23rd, 2005

Comic book fanboy directors started scraping the bottom of the barrel for any psycho in a leather costume to make a film about. Honestly, how many people had ever heard of Spawn, Daredevil or Hellboy?


Journey to the Centre of the Earth vs The Day the Earth Stood Still
July 1st, 2003

Klaatu is Earth’s Jiminy Cricket, warning us to change our violent ways before they ruin us. In post war/early cold war America, it seemed that nuclear weapons would spell all our doom before long.

Former porn star takes on erotica
June 14th, 2013

When The West spoke to her from Paris we weren’t even going to mention the Fifty Shades juggernaut, figuring it would be something she’s talked about a million times. But the book’s about a shy young girl on the cusp of discovering her sexuality with wealthy, powerful lover(s) – sound familiar?


Resident Evil; Apocalypse
October 28th, 2004

Resident Evil: Apocalypse isn’t perfect; the behaviour and agility of the Nemesis assassin is vastly different to its older brothers (whom the heroes meet in a church early on) and the difference is never explained.

Pick of the Flicks
February 20th, 2003

Films from as far afield as France, Spain, Romania, Germany, the UK, US, the Netherlands, Norway, Iran and Russia are coming together to show the cream of international short film making talent, and Xpress talks exclusively to one of the entrants, Adelaide-based filmmaker Michael Cusack.






More samples…

Sunshine It's written into science fiction lore, really. No matter how hard you ...
April 12th, 2007

Who’s Afraid of Butterflies? The most accessible way to digest a book about phobias is with ...
September 25th, 2011

The risktaking in hitmaking Steven Spielberg and George Lucas famously said in 2013 that Hollywood was ...
April 27th, 2014

Sunshine Cleaning It's possible the producers and studio behind this movie took the ad ...
October 22nd, 2009

The Raid It isn't the sort of film we usually equate with Sundance. Movies ...
March 26th, 2012

When Design Comes to Life Design is moving off the page faster than ever, and ...
September 1st, 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
  • 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