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.

iRiver X20
July 3rd, 2007

The iRiver X20 is about the size of a mobile phone and takes it usability cues from the default controls Apple have set virtually in stone, with a click wheel acting as the volume knob and navigation control and generic forward/backward buttons to navigate through tracks and playlists.

November 27th, 2003

It’s so general the story does little to tie the characters to anything like a real SWAT unit — apart from the costumes and big trucks, they could be any superhero movie cops from the last thirty years.

Ten Canoes
June 29th, 2006

And apart from the matter of keeping indigenous culture and languages alive while there are still people who remember them, what better fount of storytelling do we have from which to pluck a million tales of heroism, thrills, romance and terror as the Dreamtime?

Tears of the Sun
August 14th, 2003

If you’re a left-leaning liberal, it’s getting harder to watch films depicting the heroic actions of the US military with a straight face while the American government uses the real US military to consolidate its neo-colonial grip on power.

The evolution of the X-Men
June 13th, 2011

The comparatively low cost constrained the scope somewhat, but Fox didn’t make the same mistake twice. In 2003, X2’s expanded cast, richer script and bigger effects was a critical and audience favourite, turning $110m into $410m.

Bad Santa
November 25th, 2004

Bad Santa languished in Disney’s vault for almost a year — supporting cast member John Ritter’s sudden death in September last year shows how long ago it was filmed, despite it being his final role.

More samples…

Oceans 13 Some moviegoers might not have realised Oceans Eleven was a remake of ...
June 15th, 2007

The Eye in the Sky Has the GPS had its day? And even if good ...
August 28th, 2011

Star Trek V The Final Frontier There's a popularly accepted curse among Star Trek movies that all the ...
June 25th, 2009

Bambi vs Godzilla Film fans will be looking forward to reading this tome from one ...
September 21st, 2008

What Happens in Vegas After watching this film, play it back in your head again but ...
February 5th, 2009

Especially For You No longer the domain of corny leaflets with your name ...
October 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
  • 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
  • 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