Born and raised in the west coast of Sweden. Started making films in the mid 90´s together with brother Pelle Magnestam, now production designer at Magnolia, and bff Mårten Larsson, currently vfx supervisor at Marvel.

After a good 5 years of shooting TV-shows, music promos and shorts, the national film school (Dramatiska Institutet) accepted Ola for 3 years of cinematography studies. After graduating with a bachelor in fine arts in 2008, Ola has been shooting documentaries, drama series and a couple of shorts and features.