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.


Creative Free For All
June 1st, 2005

A historic experiment in film and media was all ready to take place before a battle erupted between producers and the union. Drew Turney finds out more. One of the observations Naomi Klein makes in her seminal anti-globalisation work No Logo is that the big corporations have got out of the ‘making’ business and into […]

Tune In, Turn On, Online
January 1st, 2003

In the recent past, 99% of us didn’t know or care about video formats. We went to the video shop and got a plastic box with two spools of magnetic tape that somehow contained recorded motion picture and sound. Formats were something TV stations and film distributors were concerned with.


Ed Burns
January 29th, 2012

Ed Burns playing a cop – haven’t we seen that before? Many times in fact, but as the refreshingly honest and effusive co-star of Man on a Ledge explains, acting jobs are a means to a much more fulfilling end for him.

Mary Rylance – Dunkirk
September 11th, 2017

It’s hard to remember he’s the same man who was lying on the floor of a filthy flat in Britain getting the unsexiest oral pleasuring on film from Australian actress Kerry Fox in 2001’s Intimacy, but soon after, Rylance hightailed it back to the world of theatre.


Tape
March 27th, 2003

Auteur and darling of the indie set Richard Linklater returns with a very small and simple movie that adds up to far greater than the sum of its parts. In what can only be described as a character study, every Hollywood convention is jettisoned.

It’s Alive!
August 1st, 2008

A design must be conceived, drawn, lit and then rendered. The difference is that your desktop PC can render a simple animation, while the lighting, colouration and detail necessary to make animated characters of scenes in movies look real takes considerably more rendering power.






More samples…

Changing of the Guard Self-publishing is growing up and getting more sophisticated. Will the new breed ...
July 1st, 2006

Punisher, The Starring: Tom Jane, John Travolta, Will Patton, Rebecca Romijn-Stomas, Laura Harring, Samantha ...
June 3rd, 2004

Beastmaster After virtually creating the modern make-up effects scene, Rick Baker came of ...
June 6th, 2012

Stephen King’s The Shining The Film Stephen King's answer to Kubrick's 1980 classic, which altered and omitted ...
February 1st, 2004

The Future of DVD Can the age of the DVD be over already, Drew Turney wonders? ...
October 16th, 2011

Dwayne Johnson When he burst onto the Hollywood stage from the world of wrestling, ...
June 25th, 2015


Full client and publication list:

  • 3D Artist
  • 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
  • Daily Telegraph
  • Dark Horizons
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Desktop
  • DG
  • Digital Media
  • Disney Magazine
  • DNA Magazine
  • Empire
  • Empty Magazine
  • Famous Monsters of Filmland
  • Fast Thinking
  • FHM UK
  • Film Stories
  • 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