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.


GI Joe
August 2nd, 2009

“Their back stories are staggering, so we had to have somebody who really wanted to juggle that demand but you don’t want to get it bogged down by not being fun. Those two things made him the right guy.”

FontAgent Pro
November 1st, 2007

FontAgent Pro acts as slickly and leanly as it looks, steadily and beautifully processing everything. It creates a My Fonts folder in the Documents folder of your user account and arranges all the files alphabetically so it’s easy to back up.


Ocean’s 13
June 14th, 2007

In an age where stars are the new ambassadors for every political cause there is (including on screen), it’s a rare pleasure to see them doing what they do best — looking good, doing things us mortals would never dare and getting away with it all.

Thanks for the Idea
April 1st, 2009

It used to be cut and dried. We walked into a store and bought a 7-inch single or videocassette if we liked a song or movie. None of us had the means to reproduce it in the sort of numbers that would hurt copyright holders too much. But nowadays, an eleven-year-old on the family PC can copy and distribute anything to billions of otherwise paying customers.


Out of the Box
November 1st, 2009

Diaz has her feet firmly between worlds again in Richard Kelly’s new film The Box, not just the arthouse and multiplex, but drama and science fiction. It’s a film Kelly needs to succeed. After his auspicious 2001 debut Donnie Darko tagged him a young director to watch his next effort was 2006’s Southland Tales, which received a critical pasting and barely scraped back $250,000 of its $15m budget.

Jennifer Lawrence on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
November 18th, 2013

Last year she told Elle Magazine she didn’t want little girls to tell themselves ‘I want to look like Katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner.’ The story at the time was that the studio asked Lawrence to lose weight for her role in Catching Fire and she refused.






More samples…

Feral Errol The wild Aussie actor was such a stud, he inspired the phrase: ...
November 13th, 2006

Peter Farrelly Some visionary directors have bought us the most heartfelt studies of human ...
February 19th, 2004

Through a Virtual Eye Considering it's the oldest visual medium in human history, cinema is the ...
June 1st, 2007

A Scanner Darkly Written and directed by Richard Linklater Starring Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr, Woody ...
December 19th, 2006

Matrix: Reloaded, The Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Monica Belluci. Written ...
May 15th, 2003

Artificial Intelligence In Movies Ever heard of The Uncanny Valley? It's that strange zone where a ...
February 14th, 2014


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