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.

Sony Vegas Pro
August 1st, 2008

Also new is the multi-camera workflow, a feature you might be familiar with if you’re migrating from another mid to pro level editing suite. It lets you switch between up to 32 video sources and take snippets from each to complete your shot, the software saving all your unused footage to let you make editing tweaks later.

Bad Boys II
September 18th, 2003

Joel Schumacher had the right idea. He reinvigorated the flagging Batman franchise with Batman Forever, but after the critical and box office flop that was Batman and Robin, critics and audiences the world over were ready to string him up.

eBay, Friend or Foe?
April 1st, 2008

In the early days eBay was trendy, using it a geeky badge of honour. It generated its own cultural zeitgeist with stories about auctions of human organs (removed immediately) and red paperclips (traded up until the owner had a house).

June 1st, 2001

According to experienced Swan River tour guide Danielle Cashmore, river cruises in particular are an experience that aren’t appreciated nearly enough by locals. "It’s the general consensus that people don’t see where they live." she says, "Most river cruise customers are tourists."

Joe Swanberg & Radio Silence
November 5th, 2012

There’s something really refreshing about just being engaged in a creative dialogue at all times. It keeps you really honest with what’s great about the story and it keeps you honest about making the best project possible

Cradle 2 the Grave
April 3rd, 2003

The climax of the self-described ‘hip urban action trilogy’ by producer Joel Silver, Cradle 2 the Grave is a high-octane cocktail of motor-mouthed gangster chic, martial arts style and crystal meth plotting.

More samples…

Matrix Reloaded The Film Some fans hated it, most were blown away by the bigger, ...
December 1st, 2003

Shaun of the Dead Directed By: Edgar Wright Starring: Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Nick Frost, Lucy David, ...
October 21st, 2004

Rambo Another desperate stab at glory for Sly, and unlike Rocky Balboa, which ...
August 21st, 2008

Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium for PC RRP: $3,205 As discussed in a recent Desktop feature (War of the Worlds, ...
July 1st, 2008

Oblique September 11 references If one was to review the below list chronologically, one would find ...
April 30th, 2008

A fortunate life Oscar-winning actor, writer and director Ben Affleck has had more than his ...
September 17th, 2012

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
  • 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