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.

Blackberry Bold
December 10th, 2008

The Bold is a little bigger than most recent Blackberries have been, making it feel all the more like a multimedia device, as much an email tool as a phone. Typing emails or text messages is still fiddly, but far more comfortable than only most smaller devices. Battery life wasn’t the best, but that’s the price you pay for your ‘always on’ status.

Samsung Omnia
November 1st, 2009

The Omnia gives you feedback for every virtual click with a tiny vibration, making it more repsonsive than many touch phones, and if you like this now-ubiquitous form factor but want to stand out from the crowd, it could be for you.

Die Another Day
December 12th, 2002

When Jason Bourne (The Bourne Identity), Harry Tasker (True Lies) and Xander Cane (XXX) were still wearing nappies, the ultimate gentleman spy had racked up forty years of bedding hot Eurobabes, crashing his way out of exploding underground strongholds and using superhuman skills to vanquish despotic villains.

Happy Feet
May 4th, 2007

Roadshow have aimed the release squarely at the under 15s, but if they ever decide on another release, one for the fans of filmmaking craft wouldn’t go astray. It’d be great to see the technical details behind an incredible project that marshalled several hundred computer technicians alone.

Games Get Serious
December 1st, 2007

As a huge source of entertainment, tax and employment revenue the influence of games on our culture (and vice versa) is being treated as a legitimate media and cultural phenomenon.

Men in the Moon
April 5th, 2008

But it’s when Jim Lovell talks about holding his thumb up against the sky and being able to hide the earth behind it that you get a slight shiver up your spine. "That’s how small we all are," Lovell says serenely in In the Shadow of the Moon, "you can hide the whole Earth and all its problems behind a single thumb."

More samples…

Serenity Written and Directed by Joss Whedon Starring; Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, ...
September 29th, 2005

Kalifornia It's strange how this movie isn't a bigger cult hit that it ...
March 4th, 2003

Dead Ringers It's an extra feature free zone, and if any DVD really needs ...
May 1st, 2002

Drew Goddard The path from writer to director is an oft-trod one in Hollywood. ...
June 6th, 2012

Raising Hell Since Star Wars rewrote the rule book for movie marketing during the ...
February 1st, 2005

Unspeak A UK Guardian reporter, Steven Poole laments the way language been re-engineered ...
September 1st, 2006

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