Trevor Rhone


Jamaican playwright, screenwriter, and filmmaker Trevor Rhone arrived at the Savory Cinema with a group of collaborators. Rhone appears in a white linen shirt, second from the right. Surrounded by friends and collaborators, the group ascends the checkered steps of the Savory Cinema.

Trevor Rhone was a Jamaican playwright, screenwriter, and filmmaker born on March 24, 1940, in Kingston, Jamaica. Rhone studied at the Rose Bruford College in London, England, where he developed an interest in writing and drama. 

He began his career as a playwright in the 1960s and wrote several notable plays such as "Two Can Play," "The Game," and "Old Story Time." He later ventured into screenwriting and co-wrote the screenplay for the film "The Harder They Come," which became a classic in Jamaican cinema. 

In 1986, Rhone directed his first film, "Smile Orange," which was a satirical comedy that explored the tourism industry in Jamaica. The film was a commercial success and received critical acclaim. He later directed another film, "One Love," which was released in 2003. 

Rhone was a prolific writer and contributed greatly to the development of Jamaican theater and cinema. He died on September 15, 2009, at the age of 69, but his legacy continues to influence and inspire Jamaican filmmakers and artists.

Trevor Rhone