In a recent Twitter interview with Werner Herzog for the DVD release of his film My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? David Lynch tweeted in (like he does) asking Werner to “share the story of when Werner bravely saved Joaquin Phoenix‘s life”and Werner so kindly and simply told one of the best, random film stories to date.

Not long after First Look posted the video of Werner answering the question, the very talented Sascha Ciezata approached the company about creating an animated version of Herzog’s incredible tale using the audio from the social media press day.

Check out Ciezata’s animation and Werner’s original response below…

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The original interview with Werner below…

Pretty bad-ass Werner. I hope if I ever get in a car accident you’re not far away!