FACE SLAP is a scene that just couldn't work on another project A SLAP IN THE FACE, which itself is a short-film that is the first 3 scenes of a differently titled feature that made a nice little stand-alone short of its own.
When I cooked up the project originally I wanted to be able to showcase my wife's original paintings and products they spawned. But the third scene simply didn't work with the overall narrative. In fact, as originally shot it was rewritten shortly before the shoot simply because my wife and I were impressed with the acting skill and professionalism of the performer, Mikano Fukaya, who played my wife. Otherwise all she was supposed to say was one 2-second line to tell me to go to the doctor, but alas, it didn't work with the story and was deleted and re-edited to become FACE SLAP.