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.


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.

Crude Awakening
June 12th, 2008

Baku’s oil simply ran out, a phenomenon an increasing number of scientists believe is happening everywhere. If the figures in the movie are to be believed, finds have been decreasing, and in light of recent skyrocketing fuel prices, the technology needed to extract oil that’s ever-harder to reach will only raise the cost higher.


HTC Shift, Lexmark X6575, TomTom XL, Nokia N78
July 29th, 2008

The lack of anything outstanding besides the sexy design makes the Nokia N78 a passable but unexciting device. Too many functions (such as easy typing) are rendered difficult in the pursuit of cool, and despite up to the minute features like Maps, there’s little to get excited about.

Shifting Sands vs Power & Terror
September 1st, 2003

Whether you’re a left wing liberal or not, both these films are essential viewing as they’re part of a grave necessity nowadays — opposing voices to the accepted consensus (read; Western) of history.


Siemens SK65
May 31st, 2005

You’d think that while they were losing $229 million on their mobile phone business worldwide, someone would have suggested making better phones as an avenue they hadn’t exhausted.

Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart
April 24th, 2015

I was trying to get Intouchable but I just recently found out in the last 20 seconds that I’m not getting the part






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Growing into a voice If you are or have ever been married, you know why the ...
April 16th, 2012

The stars of Argo There's already Oscar chatter swirling around Ben Affleck's Iran Crisis story Argo, ...
October 25th, 2012

You, Rewired Our sense of self is one of the deepest and seemingly immobile ...
February 12th, 2018

History’s five worst gadgets For every iPod, there's been an Apple Newton. For every Porsche Careera, ...
September 25th, 2011

Catwoman Catwoman Directed by: Pitof Starring; Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt, Lambert Wilson. You might ...
September 16th, 2004

Simulating the Future It used to be called role-playing, but an interesting example of an ...
April 1st, 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
  • 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