• Director

    Maverick Moore

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2020, 17:49

  • Category

    Narrative Short

  • Format

    Digital (Arri Amira)

  • Festival Year



Based on real events, real people, and real things they actually said, MY DINNER WITH WERNER is a wildly bizarre and wacky farce about a 1987 dinner date with a murder plot as the main dish.


Chynna Walker “Christine”
Matthew Sanders “Werner”
Andrew Perez “Klaus”
Grant Virtue “Waiter”

Director Statement

For over 15 years, acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog made movies with controversial actor Klaus Kinski. Their work together was legendary. Their partnership was notorious. Their methods were dangerous. And their “friendship” was stranger than fiction. But in 1987, they mysteriously stopped working together – forever. This film is the story of what “really” happened – the night it all went devilishly wrong. Thoroughly researched in all things Herzog and Kinski, this is my attempt to rewrite history in a fun, loving, and radical way. MY DINNER WITH WERNER is a chaotic chamber-piece farce about friendship, love, art… and chickens.

Director Biography

Beginning as a skateboarding videographer, Maverick Moore is now an award-winning narrative filmmaker. Collectively, his recent films – SHOTGUN and MY DINNER WITH WERNER – have won over 30 awards and have been recognized by over 100 film festivals worldwide, including Fantasia Film Festival and several Oscar-qualifying festivals such as the Palm Springs International Shortfest, the HollyShorts Film Festival, the Austin Film Festival, and the Nashville Film Festival, where SHOTGUN screened together with master filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard’s recent film GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE. In addition to making films, Maverick has also served as a panelist, programmer, and awards jury member for various film festivals and competitions.