The story of a small farmhouse stood in Seattle, that is perfectly fine for about 100 years as the city grew around it, until in 2006 when a big commercial development encroached on it, buying all the homes in the neighborhood except the one holdout.
The home's owner, an elderly woman named Edith Macefield, stood her ground and turned down a reported offer of $1 million from developers, becoming a local hero. Macefield struck up a deep friendship with the superintendent of the five-story construction project, Martin, who would check in on the old lady daily, even as the mall was slowly built around her home. When Macefield died in 2008, she willed the house to Martin, the man supervising the building project that was trying to kick her out.
The feature project, intended to be a comedic drama, will tell the story of Macefield and her unlikely relationship with Martin, how each changed the other's life, and how living a life with dignity is a basic human need.