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Tegan The Vegan Trailer

By johnboy 12 January 2011 25

Here’s a trailer for the work of local animator Marisa Martin and the ACT Government.

on Youtube it has this blurb:

Tegan is 12, in love with the coolest boy in class and just found out where meat comes from. Tegan faces intolerance and peer pressure as she struggles to she find the strength to follow her heart.

This 12 minute stop-motion animation was made using Dragon Stop Motion Software, After Effects and Final Cut Pro and shot on a Canon EOS Digital Stills Camera.

CAST
Tegan the Vegan Charli Delaney
Mrs Poodle & Tegan’s Mum Noni Hazlehurst
Trent, Dorian, Bryan Paul McDermott
Elenore the Carnivore Pippa Black
Suki Belinda Barancewicz

CREW
Producer/Director/Writer/Animator Marisa Martin
Co-Producer/Casting Belinda Barancewicz
Script Editor Felicity Packard
Animation Assistant & Props Builder Janine Jeffreys
Animation Assistant & Remote Ops Geraldine Martin
Construction Manager Paul Martin
Script Assistant Cezar Rozmus
Director of Photography Michael O’Rourke
Music & Tegan Theme Munro Melano
Sound Design Matthew Nightingale
Voice Recording Marc Judson & David Walsh
Costumes Geraldine Martin & Pauline Green
Work Experience Morgan Gardiner & Alexandra Harwood
Animation Mentor Mick Elliott

This project was supported by the ACT Government

FOR GREAT BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS AND MORE INFORMATION, CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE: http://www.eormedia.com.au/films/teganthevegan.htm

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Tooks 9:46 am 16 Jan 11

KillerMoth said :

Tooks said :

NatalieZ said :

If all 120,000,000 acres (490,000 km2) of cropland in the continental United States were used for a vegan diet then approximately 500 million animals would die each year. But if half of the cropland were converted to ruminant pastureland, by contrast, then Davis estimates that only 900,000 animals would die each year (assuming people switched from the 8 billion poultry killed each year to beef, lamb, and dairy products).[80] In this way, Davis concludes, a diet containing some meat would kill fewer animals than an all plant diet.

Your Steven Davis study snippets are misleading. The study only calculates the number of animals killed per acre, rather than consumer. When you adjust his calculations to reflect this, veganism wins. Furthermore, since he only based his “research” on two studies, his conclusions have been criticized as not being an accurate representation of commercial agricultural practices. When more studies are taken into account, vegan wins. AGAIN.

Vegan never “wins” – what a ridiculous statement. If you choose to be vegan, that’s fine, but you “win” nothing. The fact is, millions of animals die every year during the harvesting process. At least us evil meat-eaters actually eat the animals we kill, rather than leave them mangled and rotting on the ground somewhere.

*Hook baited. Casting….NOW!*

KillerMoth 5:51 am 16 Jan 11

Tooks said :

NatalieZ said :

If all 120,000,000 acres (490,000 km2) of cropland in the continental United States were used for a vegan diet then approximately 500 million animals would die each year. But if half of the cropland were converted to ruminant pastureland, by contrast, then Davis estimates that only 900,000 animals would die each year (assuming people switched from the 8 billion poultry killed each year to beef, lamb, and dairy products).[80] In this way, Davis concludes, a diet containing some meat would kill fewer animals than an all plant diet.

Your Steven Davis study snippets are misleading. The study only calculates the number of animals killed per acre, rather than consumer. When you adjust his calculations to reflect this, veganism wins. Furthermore, since he only based his “research” on two studies, his conclusions have been criticized as not being an accurate representation of commercial agricultural practices. When more studies are taken into account, vegan wins. AGAIN.

p1 9:45 am 13 Jan 11

Tooks said :

….In this way, Davis concludes, a diet containing some meat would kill fewer animals than an all plant diet.

That is an awesome bit of research, love it.

If people are making dietry decisions based on ethics, they should be totally consistent (IMHO). So you really should look at more then the fact that an animal died. There are questions raised like that above, large monocultures are not very good. Cutting down rainforest to produce palm oil also bad.

Many of the vegos and vegans I have met do try hard to source their food from the most ethical source, and I applaud them. But before you try to convince other people of the “rightness” of your philosophy, maybe consider the impact of every single person on the planet going vegan?

CBR_Gal 8:54 am 13 Jan 11

I thought this film was about being true to yourself and not giving in to peer pressure – it’s disappointing that so many of the other comments are focusing on the vessel for the message and not the message itself.

I think it looks awesome – can’t wait to see it.

Tooks 8:49 am 13 Jan 11

NatalieZ said :

This looks wonderful! The more people know about this healthy and compassionate way of life the better! Veganism is on the rise for very good reason, there are so many benefits, I know I lost weight and have a lot more energy since making the switch, plus I know I’m not taking part in the cruelty and environmental destruction that factory farming is responsible for. I haven’t eaten meat in over 10 years and I’ve never felt better. 🙂

I also eat a healthy diet, which includes meat, seafood, dairy, fruit and veg. I have nothing against vegans or vegetarians, but I have seen some whose diet was pretty appalling and definitely not healthy.

Poorly planned vegetarian diets may be low in vitamin B12, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, iron, zinc, riboflavin (vitamin B2), and iodine, and poorly planned vegan diets may have particularly low intakes of vitamin B12 and calcium.[89][90] Nonetheless, well-balanced vegetarian and vegan diets can meet all these nutrient requirements and are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence.

So if you’re going to do it, do it right!

BTW, how is it a “compassionate way of life?”

Based on a study finding that wood mouse populations dropped from 25 per hectare to 5 per hectare after harvest (attributed to migration and mortality) Davis estimates that 10 animals per hectare are killed from crop farming every year. If all 120,000,000 acres (490,000 km2) of cropland in the continental United States were used for a vegan diet then approximately 500 million animals would die each year. But if half of the cropland were converted to ruminant pastureland, by contrast, then Davis estimates that only 900,000 animals would die each year (assuming people switched from the 8 billion poultry killed each year to beef, lamb, and dairy products).[80] In this way, Davis concludes, a diet containing some meat would kill fewer animals than an all plant diet.

facet 7:44 am 13 Jan 11

Enny said :

All those fruit and vegetables! The horror!! So evil!!

Seriously?

Yeah all those poor battery lettuces – their little roots never get to touch the soil.

gospeedygo 11:46 pm 12 Jan 11

Causes are good and all but the self righteous people who defend said causes are just dicks.

More bacon and eggs for me.

Enny 10:27 pm 12 Jan 11

All those fruit and vegetables! The horror!! So evil!!

Seriously?

NatalieZ 8:49 pm 12 Jan 11

Solidarity said :

schmeah said :

ha! cry me a river meat eaters. It’s a short film sponsored by the government! So what, they’re not throwing money at the beef industry (do we have one in the ACT), but the short encourages people to diversify their diet, which is good news for agriculture industries throughout the region.

Wait, isn’t limiting what you can eat the exact opposite of “diversifying” your diet?

I wonder why there are no vegan bodybuilders or kickboxers….

Ever heard of Mike Tyson? He’s been vegan for over a year now and he’s HUGE! His bicep is bigger than my head, how’s that for weak and scrawny?

Also there are TONS of vegan bodybuilders out there, just Google it. Or if you’re lazy click here: http://veganbodybuilding.com/

NatalieZ 8:46 pm 12 Jan 11

This looks wonderful! The more people know about this healthy and compassionate way of life the better! Veganism is on the rise for very good reason, there are so many benefits, I know I lost weight and have a lot more energy since making the switch, plus I know I’m not taking part in the cruelty and environmental destruction that factory farming is responsible for. I haven’t eaten meat in over 10 years and I’ve never felt better. 🙂

Camden 7:20 pm 12 Jan 11

Solidarity said :

I wonder why there are no vegan bodybuilders or kickboxers….

What? Try http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/ and http://organicathlete.posterous.com/vegan-athlete-james-southwood.

There are many vegan athletes.

Solidarity 4:36 pm 12 Jan 11

schmeah said :

ha! cry me a river meat eaters. It’s a short film sponsored by the government! So what, they’re not throwing money at the beef industry (do we have one in the ACT), but the short encourages people to diversify their diet, which is good news for agriculture industries throughout the region.

Wait, isn’t limiting what you can eat the exact opposite of “diversifying” your diet?

I wonder why there are no vegan bodybuilders or kickboxers….

p1 4:06 pm 12 Jan 11

After reading the title to this thread, I thought it was an alternative to the van of tasty meaty goodness, but it appears you mean “trailer” as in movie preview, not “trailer” as in vehicle towed behind a car.

On the subject of vegans – you would have to be nuts.

On the subject of this film – while an animated telling of a girl struggling with the slaughter of animals for food was wrapped up by the “Apu’s garden in the shade” episode of the Simpson’s, it can only be a good thing that art (which isn’t dumped by the roadside) is produced in Canberra.

kagey 3:16 pm 12 Jan 11

I can’t wait for the “Billie the Butcher” sequel where Billie is subjected to taunts of mass murderer, and takes the Vegans to court on a charge of hate speech.

I know one Vegan who contracted Celiac disease. Her doctor recommended an increased intake of protein to help her on the road to recovery. She refused to diversify her diet, and continues to recuperate very slowly. Eating healthy ?

schmeah 1:36 pm 12 Jan 11

ha! cry me a river meat eaters. It’s a short film sponsored by the government! So what, they’re not throwing money at the beef industry (do we have one in the ACT), but the short encourages people to diversify their diet, which is good news for agriculture industries throughout the region.

Oh, and offensive gas as a vegan! Do you think meat eaters smell like flowers?

PM 1:34 pm 12 Jan 11

Thumper said :

I look forward to watching Rita the Meat Eater sometime in the near future.

I think you can get that in one of the stores in Mitchell or Fyshwick…

Thumper 12:37 pm 12 Jan 11

I look forward to watching Rita the Meat Eater sometime in the near future.

PM 11:59 am 12 Jan 11

And by all accounts being vegan makes one’s gas from the alimentary canal more offensive in fetor. So there!

schmeah 11:44 am 12 Jan 11

ha nice one Noisy. It’s obvious you’re trolling for responses.

Since being vegetarian I’ve never felt so good. Maybe you should try it, you might lose that bitter, unhinged edge you’re clearly dragging around with you.

Gantz 11:40 am 12 Jan 11

A Noisy Nosie Annoys has it right!!

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