David Bowie’s son Duncan Jones: ‘I was very fortunate that we got a chance to say our goodbyes’

The filmmaker discusses aftermath of his father's passing

David Bowie‘s son, filmmaker Duncan Jones, has spoken in a new interview about how he is coping in the aftermath of his father’s death.

Music icon Bowie passed away on January 10 following an 18 month battle with cancer. After his father’s death, Jones thanked fans for their support.

Jones, known for his films Moon and Source Code plus new movie Warcraft, spoke on The Nerdist podcast, saying: “I’m OK, I’m good. I was very fortunate, we got a chance to say our goodbyes. It’s a weird one for me, I don’t really know how to talk about it or what to say about it – other than the fact that we got a chance to say our goodbyes.”


“Weird things make me miss him, but it’s still early days. I’m sure I always will, but it’s tricky. He was a big gravitational pull in my life as far as who I saw myself as. How I separated myself from the world and how I saw myself.”

He added: “It’s bittersweet because right now my wife is very pregnant and she’s due in June.”


Jones has previously spoken of how Bowie inspired him to be a filmmaker.

“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 told The Associated Press.

“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.”

The director added that his dad taught him to have belief in his own creative impulses. “I think as much on the creativity level — his bravery and willingness to try stuff that other people weren’t expecting,” Jones added.