Watch: Blind Date Dinner Comedy Short Film 'My Dinner with Werner'
by Alex Billington
February 3, 2022
Werner wants love, but Klaus has other plans. Okay this is amazing. There's a marvelous new short film to watch called My Dinner with Werner, made by filmmaker Maverick Moore. It's a terrifically witty riff on My Dinner with Andre, but about a mythical maybe it happened, maybe it didn't, dinner in the 1980s with Werner Herzog. While on a blind date dinner, a young Herzog is suddenly confronted by deranged actor Klaus Kinski. Things get even crazier as the evening goes on – of course. "Inspired by the real-life, totally bonkers 'friendship' between legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog and controversial actor Klaus Kinski, the film is a wildly bizarre comedy about a mid-80s blind dinner date with a murder plot as the main dish." This stars Matthew Sanders as Werner, Andrew Perez as Klaus, Chynna Walker as Christine, along with Grant Virtue, Trey Dickerson, Brenda Henderson, Ka Beesler. It's even better than you're hoping - the performances are all spot on and, while a bit too long, the whole film is so damn good. Available below.
Thanks to Moore for the tip on this. Intro from Vimeo: "Inspired by the real-life, totally bonkers 'friendship' between legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog and controversial actor Klaus Kinski, and set during the finale of their notorious creative partnership in 1987, My Dinner with Werner is a wildly bizarre comedy about a dinner date with a murder plot as the main dish." My Dinner with Werner is directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Maverick Moore - you can see even more of his work on his Vimeo or follow him on Instagram @maverickfilms. The script is by Maverick Moore and Ryan McNamara. It's produced by Brian Elliott, Jake Moore, Marla Moore, and Steven Trebus. With cinematography by Davin Fitch, and music by Travis Terrell & Adrian Walther. Winner of over 40 awards and official selection of over 100 festivals, including Austin Film Festival, Fantasia, HollyShorts. For more info, visit Vimeo. To view more shorts, click here. Thoughts?
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