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“Sex, Likes & Stories”: A Gripping Psychological Thriller Shot on iPhone



In today’s digital age, where social media dominates our lives, the line between reel and reality often blurs. The recently released short film, “Sex, Likes & Stories,” directed by Keith Gomes, delves into the dark side of our obsession with social media and raises thought-provoking questions about the impact it has on our lives.

Known for his unconventional approach to filmmaking, Gomes gained recognition for his previous work in the Oscar-eligible short film, “Shameless.” With “Sex, Likes & Stories,” he once again pushes boundaries, this time entirely shooting the film on an iPhone. This creative choice adds a unique visual perspective to the narrative and demonstrates the increasing accessibility and versatility of smartphone filmmaking.

The short film boasts an impressive cast, including Abhishek Banerjee, Mokshda Jailkhani, and Shruthy Menon in lead roles. Together, they portray characters who grapple with their obsession over their social media presence. In just 12 minutes, Gomes skillfully unravels the complexities of the internet and confronts the ugly truth of a world dominated by filters, algorithms, and insecurities.


At the core of “Sex, Likes & Stories” is the powerful message encapsulated in the hashtag #JoDikhtaHaiWoBiktaHai, which translates to “what is seen is sold.” The film delves into the idea that in the pursuit of being admired by others, individuals often lose touch with their own truth. Gomes and his team craft a visual narrative that invites viewers to reflect on their own relationship with social media and the potentially detrimental effects it can have on their lives.

The film’s quick-paced storytelling keeps audiences engaged from start to finish, leaving a lasting impact long after the credits roll. Through its gripping plot and compelling performances, “Sex, Likes & Stories” sparks meaningful conversations about the pervasive social problem of social media obsession. Gomes’ intention is to initiate a change in the way society views and interacts with these platforms.

Behind the scenes, the film boasts an impressive lineup of industry professionals. Emmy-nominated Girish ‘Bobby’ Talwar, co-founder of OML and founder of Rebellion Management, joins Oscar academy member Sandeep Kamal, Keith Gomes, and Suresh Jagasia as producers. Creative director Huzefa Lokhandwala, co-founder of Prime Focus, lends his expertise to the project, alongside sound designer Oscar winner Resul Pookutty and Jagdish Nachkekar.

The score, composed by renowned Bollywood music composer Clinton Cerejo, Yash Kapoor, and Zain Boxwala, adds another layer of depth to the film. The exceptional work of SFX and production designers Suresh Selvarajan and Gargi Mukherjee completes the immersive experience.

“Sex, Likes & Stories” was released on Director Keith Gomes’ YouTube channel on May 25th, making it easily accessible to a wide audience. The decision to share the film on a popular platform underscores the growing influence of digital distribution and highlights the democratization of filmmaking.


As audiences continue to navigate the complexities of a digital world, films like “Sex, Likes & Stories” play a vital role in raising awareness and fostering critical discussions about the impact of social media on our lives. Gomes’ unique vision, combined with the exceptional performances and the film’s innovative production approach, make it a must-watch for those seeking a gripping exploration of the consequences of our social media-driven culture.

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