Virtue Signals

Two college students have a classroom debate on affirmative action.

  • Edwin DeJesus Jr.
    Director
    The Great Griffin, Kulofobie
  • Edwin DeJesus Jr.
    Writer
    The Great Griffin, Kulofobie
  • Edwin DeJesus Jr.
    Producer
    The Great Griffin, Kulofobie
  • Jonathan Alvarez
    Co-Producer
    The Great Griffin, In a New York Minute
  • Devon Arnold
    Key Cast
    "Jay"
  • Spencer Tilghman
    Key Cast
    "Logan"
  • Eileen Yoon
    Key Cast
    ""Woke" Girl"
  • Ryan Patmul
    Key Cast
    ""Woke" Guy #1"
  • Ori Manahan
    Key Cast
    ""Woke" Guy #2"
    Kulofobie
  • Elena Schwam
    Key Cast
    "White Girl"
    Kulofobie
  • Roger Peters
    Key Cast
    "Professor"
  • Alice Hu
    Additional Cast
  • Dylan Dawson
    Additional Cast
  • Juzhi Zheng
    Additional Cast
  • Neel Singal
    Additional Cast
  • Jonathan Kanagasabai
    Additional Cast
  • Ayesha Kapur
    Additional Cast
  • Jonathan Alvarez
    Director of Photography
    In a New York Minute
  • Danielle Stolz
    1st Assistant Director
    Kulofobie
  • Vanessa Gonzalez
    Production Designer
  • Jennifer Alvarez
    Set Dresser
  • Ryan Patmul
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Eileen Yoon
    2nd Assistant Camera
  • Edwin DeJesus Jr.
    Drone Operator
    The Great Griffin, Kulofobie
  • Adam Wolf
    Gaffer (Day 1)
    The Great Griffin
  • Rob Dezendorf
    Gaffer (Day 2)
  • Ori Manahan
    Key Grip
    Kulofobie
  • Nick Valva
    Sound Mixer
    The Great Griffin
  • Michael Deng
    DIT
  • Michael Grillo
    Production Assistant
    The Great Griffin
  • Columbia University in the City of New York
    Special Thanks
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority
    Special Thanks
  • Ling Mai
    Special Thanks
  • Josh Kaster
    Special Thanks
  • Mohar Kalra
    Special Thanks
  • Joy Lee
    Special Thanks
  • Father Steve
    Special Thanks
  • Benjamin Leonberg
    Special Thanks
  • Thea Dimopoulos
    Special Thanks
  • Alan Metzger
    Special Thanks
  • Ricardo Sean Thompson
    Special Thanks
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    drama, dark comedy, political, satire
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 20, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Columbia University Film Productions Festival
    New York
    United States
    April 27, 2019
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Edwin DeJesus Jr.

Edwin DeJesus Jr. is a latino writer/director/producer born and raised in Queens, New York. He is a graduate of Columbia University in the City of New York and the Academy for Careers in Television & Film. His personal passion and skill lies in directing, producing, and screenwriting. He also likes to write in the third-person.

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Director Statement

The premise of this film is NOT to discriminate any individuals based on their sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, or physical appearance. Rather, it is a film shedding light on the nature of discourse and PC culture on college campuses.