Gary Paramanathan is an arts and cultural worker based in Western Sydney. Gary has worked for Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) and collaborated with a number of arts and diversity related organisations. Gary Paramanathan was born in Sri Lanka. His foray into arts comes after completing his university studies (Bachelor of Commerce at The University of Sydney), and finding nothing amusing about a nine to five job. Gary is the founder and director Colourfest Film Festival (founded 2010). Gary is currently completing a Double Masters in International Communications and International Relations.