Maddie Applegate, sick of being publicly shamed online, goes on TV to clear her name. Michael Paulucci directs this tense drama about our modern media landscape —the endless cycle of outrage, humiliation, redemption, repeat — anchored with captivating performances by Erin Lovelace and Todd Behrend. Maddie is a 27 year-old woman working in HR who considers herself a good person, and enjoys helping people. But when a stranger’s cell phone video captures her berating a grocery store cashier for suggesting a reusable bag, the story goes viral and her life enters a tailspin. After a barrage of online harassment (someone even defecates on her car), she appears on a talk show to apologize and explain what really happened. But the on-air showdown moves beyond her carefully crafted defense argument as the cunning host reveals new information, goading Maddie to a breaking point. “Hashtag Perfect Life,” offers a complex reading of the situation, giving equal time to several sides of ourselves — judgmental, sanctimonious, forgiving, backstabbing, jealous, misleading — that have brought us to this tricky moment of social media anarchy. (12 minutes) Written, directed, and edited by Michael Paulucci. Starring Erin Lovelace and Todd Behrend. D.P. Seamus Mulligan-Ferry.