The premier of Elephant Gerald's first animated 3-minute short "One Hip Downbeat" debuted at the Sandpoint Film Festival on Saturday, November 3, 2013. Written by Jill Conaway, Robert Conaway, Susan Wentz, and animator Mary Maio. Scored by director John Maio, the short received rave reviews from the audience who immediately connected with the comedic meeting of Elephant Gerald and John Cole Crane.