I went to college in the home town of O. Henry - a short story author that the Russians are apparently obsessed with and is apparently an American legend, even though I had never heard of him until I finally asked one day "who is this person all these buildings are named after?"
My first assignment as a director in college was to direct an O. Henry one act. For the record, all O. Henry one acts are awful. Like....awful. Should not be plays. In my opinion, they should barely be short stories. I am not a fan.
Anyway, it was me and two other directors and instead of one 20-minute show I did two 10-minute shows. Looking back, I'm glad I've learned so much since then. And I'm also really glad no one caught these on film.