About

The Reverend’s Secret Mission is an independent documentary examining the intersection between medicine, religion and popular culture; navigating the first half of the twentieth century through the eyes of Reverend Brian Hession, a clergyman, film-maker, writer and BBC commentator who turned his attention to cancer patient advocacy after receiving a fatal diagnosis of bowel cancer in 1954.  Compared as a film-maker to greats as diverse as Martin Scorsese and Ed Wood, Reverend Hession lived his life and fought stigma with a ferocious tenacity, bringing his message to timeless historical figures like Eleanor Roosevelt and Queen Mary. Through it all, he never deviated from his underlying charge: “whatever our problems in life, never let them lick you.” He never did.