Producer Lloyd Phillips won an Academy Award in 1981, for short film The Dollar Bottom. South African-born Phillips was raised in New Zealand, where his first feature, Battletruck, was shot. He went on to establish a globetrotting Hollywood career, working on The Legend of Zorro, 12 Monkeys, Inglourious Basterds and Vertical Limit (also NZ-shot). Phillips died of a heart attack on 25 January 2013.

Lloyd was a true original, loved by anyone who knew him well. He had a kind heart and a wonderful sense of adventure ... he was so full of life that it is impossible to believe he is gone Angelina Jolie

Man of Steel

2013, Executive Producer


The Tourist

2010, Executive Producer


Inglourious Basterds

2009, Executive Producer


The International

2009, Producer


Have Mercy

2006, Producer


Racing Stripes

2005, Producer


The Legend of Zorro

2005, Producer


Beyond Borders

2003, Producer


Vertical Limit

1999, Producer


The Edge (American film)

1997, Executive Producer


12 Monkeys

1995, Co-Producer


Ruby Cairo

1993, Producer


Heart of the High Country - First Episode

1985, Producer - Television

Frank Whitten won probably his biggest audience when 10 million Brits saw him play an outrageous bastard in this primetime melodrama. This first episode sees Ceci (Glaswegian actor Valerie Gogan) arriving from England hoping for a better life, and instead finding herself trapped on a rundown farm with a rapist, a bitter old man and a simpleton. NZ producers Lloyd Phillips and Rob Whitehouse won finance from TVNZ, Westpac and the UK's Central Television for the six-part mini-series, written by Brit Elizabeth Gowans. There were 118 speaking parts, most of them Kiwi.


Savage Islands

1983, Producer - Film

This pirates of the South Seas tale stars Tommy Lee Jones (Men in Black, The Fugitive) as rogue Bully Hayes, who helps a missionary save his kidnapped-by-savages wife. Produced by Kiwis Rob Whitehouse and Lloyd Phillips (12 Monkeys, Inglorious Basterds), the film was made in the 80s ‘tax-break’ feature surge and filmed in Fiji and New Zealand (with an NZ crew and supporting cast). John Hughes (Breakfast Club) and David Odell (Dark Crystal) scripted the old-fashioned swashbuckler from a Phillips story. It was released by Paramount in the US as Nate and Hayes.



1982, Producer - Film

In a lawless fuel wars future, marauders roam the wasteland looking for oil. Their malevolent leader Straker threatens his daughter Corlie; she’s rescued by loner Hunter and they harbour with eco-sensitive folk in the Clearwater Commune ... but not for long: there will be blood on the Central Otago plains! Following in the exhaust of Mad Max, the cult film was made during the 80s tax-break feature surge, with US director (Harley Cokliss) and leads flocking south during a Hollywood writers’ strike, and Kiwis as crew (“artists with chainsaws”) and supporting cast.


The Magnificent One

1982, Producer


The Dollar Bottom

1981, Producer