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.

Tivo HD
May 6th, 2009

It works by recording TV content to an onboard hard drive, but at only 160GB, it’ll fill up fast if you don’t get through your saved collection quickly (an hour-long TV show is about 300Mb). With a Pay TV-style program guide, selecting the shows you want to record is a world away from the old VCR days of programming a lock and hoping for the best.

Happy Feet
May 4th, 2007

Roadshow have aimed the release squarely at the under 15s, but if they ever decide on another release, one for the fans of filmmaking craft wouldn’t go astray. It’d be great to see the technical details behind an incredible project that marshalled several hundred computer technicians alone.

December 2nd, 2009

Because the software stays on the key you can use it in any Internet-connected computer and you’ll stay connected until you close the software, even if you unplug the key. A bundled VPN client to get you the rest of the way (the Veritoken just provides the connection) would be an improvement, but the Veritoken is a good start when even logging on remotely is so convoluted.

Kevin Macdonald
December 15th, 2013

He came from the world of documentaries, bringing us the searing human drama of Touching the Void in 2003 before shepherding Forest Whitaker’s finest role to the screen as the Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland (2006).

Oxygen for Sale
December 1st, 2006

They’ve been arguing about it for 20 years. Didn’t we fix all that when we took CFCs out of aerosol cans?

Zoë Bell
January 5th, 2014

After an audition to be the stunt coordinator for Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, she’s now the cult auteur’s go-to stunt girl. In fact he liked her so much he not only had her do the stunts of his next film (Death Proof), he gave her a major role.

More samples…

Huey Monitor Colour Correction The Huey is a combination of software and an emission colorimeter that ...
November 1st, 2007

Catch Me if You Can The Film After spending the 70s, 80s and 90s changing the way movies ...
September 1st, 2003

The Roundup Helping you make the best decision about the software to suit you, ...
November 1st, 2004

Gone Baby Gone Mystic River was an acting masterclass but as a story it left ...
November 6th, 2008

10,000 BC It's strange that it took a director from Germany to revitalise everything ...
April 6th, 2008

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead You might have heard of this film as the latest by legendary ...
September 4th, 2008

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