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.

Wolf Creek creator writes two prequel novels
February 14th, 2014

Fictional universes like those of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter have such large numbers of characters, places, histories and lore all their own they’ve taken the word ‘mythology’ on for themselves, and with good reason. They’re our new cultural myths

Indie Sex
March 20th, 2008

Yes, the title will ensure the DVD sells. It’s a polemic about the history of depicting sex in cinema, and there are plenty of talking heads to convince you that sex has its natural home in the art form.

Rock and awe from Cruise
June 14th, 2012

It’s not just a comedy, it’s a musical, so people already have a weird thing about it, and at the end of that it’s just about a bunch of love stories cloaked in this really fabulous music. So I’m trying to appeal to as broad an audience as possible

Motorola Razr V3
August 8th, 2006

The ability to make things small met the dimensions of the human face about seven years ago, so since then there haven’t been many directions in which mobile phone manufacturers can reduce their products — or expand them, as the case may be.

April 4th, 2007

There are some genuinely inventive shots, inspiring transitions and effective ‘camera’ angles that not only render the proportions of the digital setting perfectly but put you on a roller coaster as you fly through the skyscrapers of New York or the sewers below.

Digital era has print on the run
November 20th, 2012

It’s really hard to get someone like me to pay for something that is readily available through lots of other sources unless it’s a profound and original and unique.

More samples…

Brokeback Mountain It's not a gay cowboy movie -- got that? It's a tragic ...
December 19th, 2006

Frisky Dingo Taking pot shots at everything from arty design and filmmaker types to ...
January 15th, 2009

Passion of the Christ Starring; Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci Director: Mel Gibson How do you court controversy in ...
March 1st, 2003

Aaron Johnson The British leading man whose star is set to rise takes it ...
September 11th, 2008

Signature style is full of surprises Before Matthew Reilly even speaks a word, The West wonders if we'll ...
February 3rd, 2014

Feral Errol The wild Aussie actor was such a stud, he inspired the phrase: ...
November 13th, 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