Christian is the founder of UK production company FilmWave, and the former President of International Production and Acquisitions, Universal Pictures International.
Christian founded FilmWave in 2012 in partnership with Paul Trijbits, Executive Producer of Saving Mr Banks and The Casual Vacancy for the BBC and HBO. Alongside Sing Street current productions include Vincent Perez helmed Alone in Berlin staring Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson and Daniel Brühl, based on the best-selling novel by Hans Fallada, a co- production with X-Filme in Germany and Brimstone directed by Martin Koolhoven, staring Guy Pearce and Dakota Fanning.
Under Christian's leadership the Universal Pictures International Production Division produced and acquired such films as Andrés Muschietti's Mama, Matthew Vaughn's Kick Ass, the Step Up franchise, Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds, Rubbeldiekatz directed by
Detlev Buck, Timur Bekmambetov's Black Lightning and Park Chan-Wook's Cannes award winner Thirst among many others. Before joining UPI, Christian was Executive Vice President of Europe, the Middle East and Africa for 20th Century Fox International. At Fox Christian oversaw the theatrical distribution, sales and marketing of all Fox and Fox Searchlight releases including Titanic, 28 Days Later, Moulin Rouge, Independence Day and The Devil Wears Prada among many others. Prior to joining Fox in 1996, Christian served as Vice President of International Marketing for Miramax International, where he supervised the marketing and publicity for all Miramax International releases including Pulp Fiction, Pret A Porter and Bullets Over Broadway among many others.