While The Postal Service was busy powering through its set of reunion tour dates, filmmaker Justin Mitchell was also hard at work on his documentary Some Idealistic Future, an intimate look at the band’s 10-year history, beginning with the early makings of 2003’s Give Up and continuing through its highly anticipated reunion shows.
The Creators Project video centers around The Postal Service’s recent gig at New York’s Barclays Arena, blending band interviews, fan statements and performance footage into the 14-minute, multi-frame documentary. The mix of perspectives “relates the complex story of the band, who wouldn’t exist without technology, and the one album that accidentally became the emotional soundtrack for millions of young people.”
Mitchell is also the man behind the Death Cab for Cutie doc Drive Well, Sleep Carefully and a big, big Postal Service fan. Check out his video of Ben Gibbard, Jimmy Tamborello and Jenny Lewis as they go from the studio to the stage—where they deliver “Such Great Heights”—above.