The Messengerstakes us on an intimate three-year journey through the maze of emotions and hard truths that exist inside the walls of Joseph's House – a hospice for homeless men and women with end-stage AIDS and terminal cancer. There, we meet two young volunteers: Cameron, a 20-year-old well-intentioned, but naive college dropout; and 23-year-old Brittney who has a firm belief about her mission in life. What both of them soon learn is that death holds many revelations that alter their assumptions about the world and redefine their place in it. The dying become teachers, opening the volunteers’ eyes to the important connections that death can bring to life.
Death, of course, is what happens at Joseph’s House, and this film doesn’t shy away from it. As we follow Cameron and Brittney’s journey, we experience their growth and discover first-hand how every death carries withit itsown lesson about compassion and life.