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.


Van Helsing
May 1st, 2004

About a year ago now, Universal released some early artwork sketches from Van Helsing’s pre-production. Very manga-styled, one showed a lithe, black-clad figure holding up an elegant crossbow, his cloak billowing in a forbidding wind.

Stardust
September 20th, 2007

Not only was it directed by ‘the gangster guy’ Matthew Vaughan (director of Layer Cake and producer of Guy Ritchie’s Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatched), it was written by Neil Gaiman, such a fantasy fanboy hero he’s almost a modern Tolkein.


Apple MacBook Pro
January 1st, 2007

Where the G4 iBook and its predecessors routinely priced in at $3,000 or more depending on the specs, the MacBook is more in line with the rest of the laptop world, giving some top of the line PCs a run for their money.

Megan Fox – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
June 22nd, 2016

I always take so much time off. I got to this place of having name recognition without any effort. I’m not very ambitious and it’s very strange that I keep getting offered these big tentpole franchises


Delving into an Increasingly Complex World on the Web
February 24th, 2002

Says Steve Lieblich — who joined i-delve’s creators nine months ago to help commercialise it — ‘The Geographic Information Systems market is growing at about 20% a year, and it’s worth $32 billion. It’s a very broad market.’

Face/Off
September 27th, 2007

It was also the last time Woo really impressed. His next big thing was the Mission Impossible sequel that managed to be an aborted parody of both action and the city of Sydney, and he looked the same as every other lazy studio hack in Paycheck.






More samples…

Van Helsing Directed by: Stephen Sommers Cast: Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham Hollywood, ...
May 6th, 2004

Parallels Desktop 3.0 RRP $129.95 Here's a choice, spend $2,000 on a laptop or PC to ...
August 1st, 2008

Apple Logic Studio Price: $749 What Final Cut Studio is to filmmaking, Logic Studio is to ...
December 1st, 2009

Double Shot Anna Blundy (Hachette/Sphere $22.99) Australian readers might not be familiar with Double Shot's protagonist. ...
May 11th, 2008

Dwayne Johnson How was the San Andreas shoot? A great experience. We were in Australia, ...
June 25th, 2015

Sudio Vogue The Sudio Vogue is the progenitor of older Sudio Bluetooth phone speaker ...
December 3rd, 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