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.


Greg McLean
July 15th, 2007

It’s time now for something different. To a degree Rogue is a completely different horror film. I kind of call it an adventure film because it’s not trying to be gross for the sake of it. It’s not trying to shock you. It’s staying in a safe realm but playing with it.

Unleashed
August 18th, 2005

As long as he’s high kicking or spinning mid air to land a blow with an explosion of dust, he’s worthy of whatever Oscar they have for Best Arse Kicking in a Motion Picture.


The Future of DVD
October 16th, 2011

DVD outstripped VHS in sales and rentals in 2003, toppling the latter’s 25-year reign over home video consumption. But some believe the Digital Versatile Disc is dying out already as the world shifts towards digital video delivery.

Samson and Delilah
November 26th, 2009

Samson starts hanging around, apparently having decided he likes her (he throws rocks at her and everything), and when Delilah’s grandmother dies the pair silently agree to pair up and make their way for the city, stealing cars and provisions to get there, and doing little but leading miserable lives sleeping under a bridge when they arrive.


Amazing Grace
March 6th, 2008

Some actors never learn, choosing the same tired roles that let them coast for a decade or so before everyone realises how ridiculous they look. Stallone, Willis, Governator et al, we’re looking at you.

Curran’s Creed
May 3rd, 2008

A native of the US, Curran moved to Australia in 1986 to work in advertising, music videos, commercials and shorts, many of which had comic elements. His breakout 1998 feature Praise, the story of twentysomethings in a haze of dugs and emotional issues, swept the Australian Film Institute Awards.






More samples…

My Year Without Sex Sarah Watt's first film Look Both Ways was a wonderful story about ...
October 29th, 2009

CenTIE takes a broad approach A new technology initiative launched by Senator Alston in April successfully showcased ...
May 27th, 2003

House Warming It's not as sexy as the iPad, not as fashion conscious as ...
May 1st, 2010

Starship Troopers: Marauder One-man B movie parade Caspar van Dien -- whose only role of ...
August 21st, 2008

Back For His Future 'I know my persona is that of a crazy guy,' says one ...
August 4th, 2012

Chris Evans Blink and you'd have missed Chris Evan's auspicious first big screen lead ...
May 6th, 2007


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