Born in Osijek, Croatia, Lustig survived two years in Nazi concentration camps. Following the war, he began his career as an assistant director at Jadran Films, Croatia's largest film and television studio. He subsequently worked as a production manager on such European location films as Sophie's Choice and Fiddler on the Roof.
He went on to serve as assistant director on The Tin Drum and as assistant director, associate producer, and European production manager for the miniseries The Winds of War and its sequel War and Remembrance. He was also producer and assistant director on the Emmywinning film for television Drug Wars: The Camarena Story and the sci-fi thriller Deadlock. He was producer of the miniseries The Great Escape: The Final Chapter and The Intruders.
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