Kelsea Bauman-Murphy is a filmmaker and New Yorker who was technically born and raised in Los Angeles. She is the digital producer on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, where she gets to write fun things for the internet — the single greatest medium.

Kelsea’s first short film, Sleeping Alone, which she wrote, directed, and starred in, entered the festival circuit this spring by winning the 2024 audience award at the Lower East Side Film Festival. So far, it has also screened at the 2024 Sarasota Film Festival. 

In early 2024, Kelsea directed the music video for Brutus VIII’s single “Building a Bomb” which was released on Flood Magazine’s site. 

She previously starred in the independent feature film Vanilla, which won awards at festivals across the country. People said some pretty nice stuff about it!

Kelsea started her TV career as an associate producer for HBO’s Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas, where she got to travel the US working on pieces about social justice and systemic inequality.

When not directing, producing or acting, Kelsea tells nice stories about Zac Efron, and upsets Elon Musk.  

Other Work

Kelsea is extra proud of these pieces she helped pitch, produce, and write.


If you’d like to talk to her, you can!