Malibu resident and film producer Lloyd Phillips died last week of a heart attack at the age of 63.
Although he was born in South Africa, Phillips grew up in New Zealand and considered the country his home. He became the first New Zealander to win an Academy Award when his film “The Dollar Bottom” won the best live-action short award, according to the Los Angeles Times.
More recently, Phillips worked as a producer on films such as “Inglourious Basterds,” “The Tourist” and the upcoming Superman movie “Man of Steel.”
Before his career as a producer, Phillips worked as a photojournalist and then attended the National Film School in England, according to the Los Angeles Times.