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.

Squad Goals
August 30th, 2016

It’s a gritty – and highly anticipated – blockbuster about a band of bad guys. So what makes Suicide Squad so epic? We went exclusively behind the scenes. On a balmy afternoon on a suburban Toronto airfield, a key scene from Suicide Squad is being shot. Every now and then, a small plane takes off […]

Changi vs Band of Brothers
December 1st, 2003

Recent ABC hit Changi builds a bridge between the suffering of a group of friends at a Japanese POW camp in Singapore and their struggles to deal with their experience now that they’re all card carrying Seniors.

A spiritual evolution
September 16th, 2011

In conversation Dowd talks more like a biochemist than a reverend, but most surprising of all is his frank admission that there’s no evidence for a supreme being directing our lives and loving us from some strange realm beyond the observable universe.

Frighteners: The Directors Cut
March 1st, 2006

The commentary is no less insightful and entertaining, Jackson remembering plenty of interesting facts about the film that would ultimately become his proving ground as an action adventure director capable of everything from drama and comedy to miniatures and CGI.

January 20th, 2005

What was bad boy anti-establishment director Oliver Stone — famous for trouble making, conspiracy theories and stepping on Hollywood toes — doing behind the megaphone of a holiday season blockbuster?

Fujistu Lifebook L2010
November 8th, 2004

If Fujitsu release a vastly more powerful cousin in the same slick casing, it would almost be the perfect computer. The L2010 is just one step away.

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Punch Drunk Love Director/Writer; Paul Thomas Anderson Starring; Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Luis Gusman, Phillip Seymour ...
April 23rd, 2003

Intego Internet Security Barrier Platinum $219 RRP Like everything else in the world of the Macintosh, the first ...
October 17th, 2006

11.22.63 You might not think Stephen King is the greatest writer in the ...
December 4th, 2011

Stuck in the Middle Business success can take two forms. The first is to forge ahead ...
December 1st, 2008

Chiwetel Ejiofor After a big early splash in Serenity, Chiwetel Ejiofor seemed to fade ...
August 31st, 2015

Put your money where your mouse is Cultural critic Lee Siegel takes a brave and wily position in Against ...
January 3rd, 2009

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
  • 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