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.

Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007
October 23rd, 2007

If you spend most of your day using Microsoft Office, it’s well worth upgrading to Office 2007, and the Ultimate version will have everything you need and more, the $1,000 price tag more than paying for itself in productivity.

Girl Next Door
September 2nd, 2004

Girl Next Door might be one of the biggest surprises you get at the movies all year. It’s got more in common with Alexander Payne’s biting 1999 satire of school politics, Election, than a whole graduating class of teen sex comedies.

It’s cool to hack
March 27th, 2015

Described by PIAF as Australia’s first ‘art hack’, participating entrants have 24 hours to create a digitally interactive artwork. Whether an app, website, robotics or a projected presentation, if it’s interactive and it’s art, it will find a place in Hack The Festival.

Putting stars in space
March 22nd, 2014

The modeling and concepting done by Nicholson’s team was all early-stage production. Most of the animating was done according to his work in the 6-9 month after his part in Gravity was already over, which meant anything they sent to the animators had to be rock solid.

December 1st, 2007

The latest in a long line of remorseless, clinical killers — everything from The Terminator to Jason Vorhees — Agent 47 must be a performer’s dream, requiring little more than walking around in slow motion with no facial expression and shooting people.

Apple supersizes its LCD monitors
September 6th, 2005

One of the first things you might want to do is put a DVD on and sit across the room from your desk, enjoying the film without the irritating letterbox format most monitors force on you.

More samples…

Teesh & Trude There have been some appalling Australian films lately (with more to come), ...
May 1st, 2003

Black Sheep Hear the one about the kiwi bloke and the ewe? Who hasn't. Black ...
August 16th, 2007

Dude, Where’s My Motivation? Ashton Kutcher a dramatic actor? It's like that lovable Robin Williams playing ...
March 1st, 2003

Nic Winding Refn Nic Winding Refn worked on the periphery of recognition for a long ...
November 3rd, 2013

Candy When a movie comes out with massive hype thanks to a famous ...
December 25th, 2007

In the Picture Selling photos from collections is as old as the camera itself, but ...
October 1st, 2007

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