Prior to working in the film business Christian Alvart worked in various positions, most recently as a senior editor at Filmmagzin X-TRO. In 1999 he made his debut as a film director with the thriller Curiosity & the Cat, for which he also wrote the screenplay. His next film was the thriller Antibodies. Pandorum was Alvart's first Hollywood movie. His latest film was Case 39, in which Renée Zellweger played the lead role.
In March 2010 it was announced that Christian Alvart secured the film rights for Captain Future and is working on a live-action adaptation in 3D.