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.

Let the Right One In
July 20th, 2009

You couldn’t ordinarily term a movie beautiful where just two of the scenes contain an infirm body swathed in bandages being thrown from a hospital room window or a decapitated head sinking to the bottom of a swimming pool.

Alpha Dog
December 27th, 2007

In the late 1990s, a bunch of low rent drug dealers — white LA kids who fancied themselves as gangbangers — landed themselves in hot water. Johnny (Emile Hirsch) and one of his creditors, Jake (Ben Foster) entered a feud over money, one of many.

Armie Hammer
April 16th, 2012

I was a little nervous but then when we started I realised what a pearl she was. She’s really good so it encouraged me to say ‘okay, let’s make this whole thing really good’. As soon as the camera rolled Julia Roberts disappeared and we just started getting a team together. It was fun.

August 9th, 2007

Two lost souls, aboriginal former con and recovered addict Tony has his life mostly on the straight and narrow, and legal secretary Nikki is seeing a married man and getting increasingly despondent at her lot.

Lily Collins
April 16th, 2012

My parents read fairy tales to me every night before bedtime. I grew up in the British countryside so I just ran around the garden pretending there was magic and fairies and I was part of the fairy tale. And Snow White was definitely one of my favourites.

Seagate 5Gb Pocket Drive
April 12th, 2005

Based as it is on Firewire technology, data races from one to the other. Moving 600Mb of data onto a second generation iPod took around 60 seconds, whereas the Seagate 5.0Gb pocket hard drive took between 10 and 15 minutes.

More samples…

Prairie Home Companion, A Who knew this would be Robert Altman's swan song? The 81-year-old director ...
January 10th, 2007

It’s a Revelation Since 1998, the festival called 'one of the best, if not the ...
June 1st, 2002

Once Often, The best time to watch a film is when it's disappeared ...
January 31st, 2007

Samsung Omnia The Omnia is one of the rash of iPhone copies that came ...
September 10th, 2009

Oregon Smartglobe 3 $279.99 Niche? Maybe. But in a world where the biggest media business in ...
December 16th, 2009

Blackberry Bold There are far too many features to talk about in any Blackberry ...
December 10th, 2008

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
  • 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
  • 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