Tegan is 12, in love with the coolest boy in class, and just found out where meat comes from. Tegan struggles against her friends, her teachers, and her family in her attempts to stay true to her heart, and at 12 years old – that’s no mean feat!
Tegan The Vegan began life as a 12-minute short animated film that won lots of awards a film festivals around the world. She is getting ready to expand her world due to her popularity, so keep an eye on our favorite Vegan!
The film is about one girl’s journey into veganism, about her efforts to stay true to her beliefs in the face of adversity from peers and teachers, and tolerance – why does anyone care what she eats if she’s healthy.
Tegan loves animals. Her ‘totem’ animal is a turtle – it can be seen all over Tegan’s spaces (her phone screensaver, her jumper, her costume to the party). Green is her safe color (the spaces where she is comfortable and confident such as her home and Tofurama). It is only when Tegan is able to ‘come out of her shell’ and stand up for her beliefs that she finds her happiness.
Tegan the Vegan was created and produced by Marisa Martin of EoR Media: Enemies of Reality. Find out more about the film at www.teganthevegan.net.