Adam Grannick is a New York-based filmmaker whose projects, ranging from documentary to experimental, have won awards in human rights, women's rights, and music categories. He is a classically trained violinist and started the Filmelodic series in 2011 with the express goal of opening up the world of classical music to newer, younger, and more diverse audiences. He wants to send a strong message that this type of music is for everyone, and has experienced first-hand the power of music from centuries ago to resonate with people today - he and his team want viewers to be able to connect the music to their own lives. Whether viewed with a live orchestra, at film festivals or even online, Filmelodic's projects have given new listeners opportunities to be moved to laughter and tears by the classical greats. The first three films in the Filmelodic series are available for license from G. Schirmer & Associated Music Publishers, and the fourth, La Folia, just received its New York premiere at the Manhattan Film Festival.