Singer/Songwriter, Music Producer and Film & Television Writer, Director and Producer Minoti is creating a media buzz everywhere. Born in India, Minoti moved to Los Angeles at the young age of 19 and started a career in film and music. Since she moved to the states, Minoti has released two independent full length albums. She just released a single from her latest album and in just one week of its release, Minoti’s music video for her single ‘So Will You’ has over 30,000 views!
We caught up with this talented young star over email and asked her a few questions. Here’s our exclusive interview with Minoti.
Whats Hot: What made you want to work in the entertainment industry?
Minoti: I grew up in a very musical family. My dad’s a huge Beatles fan and he plays the guitar and writes songs. Most of my cousins sing and play instruments as well. So it’s something I’ve always grown up with. When I was younger I was obsessed with the Spice Girls and I wanted to make music like them. So I started writing my own songs, and playing them by ear on the guitar and keyboard. I started training professionally when I was a teenager, and after I moved to the states, I finally had the ability to release my albums and start a career as a singer/songwriter and music producer
WH: And you write for film too?
M: I graduated as a Screenwriting major and my main focus is writing for television – I would love to write and produce for TV – both sitcoms and dramas! But as of right now, I work in the documentary film industry and am currently co-directing and co-producing a documentary film – called Being Independent – which is about about independent artists trying to make it in the music industry.
WH: What would you like to do more, film or music?
M: Well, I’d really like to do both and I don’t see why I have to choose. They both work quite well together. I love to write and produce and you can do both those things in music and film. Currently I’m making a film which is all about music. They go hand in hand, and I’d really like to pursue both.
WH: Tell us about your new music video.
M: The new video for ‘So Will You’ is quite dark in a way, but I think it speaks to people because it has a Superwholock theme. Fans of Supernatural, Doctor Who and Sherlock get extra incentives to watch the video because there are several references to those three shows in the video. I think the Superwholock campaign is the reason the video has over 30,000 views. I’m an avid fan of those three shows and so are a lot of people, so it was nice to share that side of me with people. For people who don’t watch the shows, it doesn’t really matter because the video stands on it’s own as well.
WH: What can we expect to see from you in the future?
M: Another video for another song from the album (hopefully coming soon) plus my documentary film, Being Independent!
WH: Where can fans find and follow you?
M: I’m the only ‘Minoti’ Fan page on Facebook and my twitter is @minotiblee. People can also visit my website at http://www.minotimusic.com or follow me on tumblr – thatfandomlovingsinger