While promoting his new movie, Warcraft, Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) took some time to talk about how his father, David Bowie, inspired him to do what he does now.
“My dad was obviously prolific in music, but he also acted and I think I had the most fun when we were on film sets… I think I got the (directing) bug back then,” Jones tells AP.
“Because the musical gene did not express itself in the way one might have hoped, my main hobby with my dad was shooting little one-stop animations and I just always carried that interest in film.”
Jones adds that his father taught him to have belief in his own creative instincts. “I think as much on the creativity level — his bravery and willingness to try stuff that other people weren’t expecting,” Jones says.
“I did two science-fiction films and then jumped into a video-game movie, and now I’m going to go from this behemoth to another tiny, little indie [upcoming film Mute]. So just doing what feels right at the moment on a creative level is certainly something I got from him.”
Warcraft opens on June 10th.