Cristan Crocker started her career in front of the camera as a commercial and television actress. This production experience, along with more than 20 years as an informal critic for hundreds of television pilots as an entertainment industry insider, gave her a deep understanding of story and audience. The concept for the film that launched Rare Bird Films, The Other F Word, came after Crocker read the biography Punk Rock Dad, written by a childhood friend. Seeing the story potential for film, Crocker pulled together director Andrea Nevins and documentary impresario, Morgan Spurlock, to make it a reality. The Other F Word had a nationwide theatrical run, was picked up by broadcast partners worldwide, and is currently being adapted as a feature film. Following the success of The Other F Word, Crocker produced two successful football related documentaries, Play It Forward for Showtime and State of Play: Happiness for HBO, in collaboration with Michael Strahan and Peter Berg. With three testosterone filled successful films behind her, Crocker jumped at the opportunity to tell the Barbie story with a predominately female team.