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.


Cut On Location
November 1st, 2004

Movies are magic because they take us somewhere. They transport us to every corner of the earth — even places that don’t exist. Everybody knows the art of cinema or TV is to maintain the illusion we’re actually there even though we know there’s an army of cameras, lights, technicians, the continuity girl, the catering […]

Stone
June 12th, 2008

The 1974 flick is almost an exploitation movie worthy of Tarantino, and with a little more blood and nudity it could have been right up there with Turkey Shoot and The Man From Hong Kong


The Quark Wars
August 1st, 2009

Most of our customers realise a feature is a feature. In large companies with a workflow you still put type and images on a page but it’s more about the ecosystem around that, it’s about integration with HTML or asset management systems. Today it’s not a bigger battle but a bigger game.”

Back to the Future – The Ultimate Visual History
February 7th, 2016

In a world where the post-theatrical market of a movie (DVD special features, theme park rides, comics) presents a real profit opportunity, it makes the archiving, maintenance and exhibition of behind-the-scenes drawings, props and even executive memos a science in itself.


On Demand
February 1st, 2010

The key is quality. Most digitally printed books were presented on cheap paper with amateurish graphics that simply couldn’t compete with those from an experienced publisher. Today you can put a digital book beside a traditionally printed one and be hard pressed to see the difference.

Stealth
September 8th, 2005

According to the first law of robotics (that of the fraternity of 70s film and TV producers, rather than Isaac Asimov), they only work if the film treats the robot the same as it treats itself.






More samples…

An online author Things have changed since the days of D H Lawrence, Alexandre Dumas ...
April 18th, 2011

Feelgood Legends needs reality check **1/2 Directed by Khoa Do You might have already heard the guys behind Footy ...
August 6th, 2006

Brie Larson She charmed the inside world in 2012 with Short Term 12, but ...
February 7th, 2016

United 93 Written and Directed by Paul Greengrass Starring David Allan Basche, Trish Gates, Ben ...
December 19th, 2006

Four Minutes Note to filmmakers; there's little else you can bring to the determined-teacher-heals-troubled-kid ...
April 1st, 2008

Bigpond 7.2 Mobile Card, ESET Smart Security, Gnome Office Bigpond 7.2 Mobile card $349 The Bigpond 7.2 Mobile card is easy to use ...
March 11th, 2008


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