On the creative side, Tuff is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, and author. His children's book, Things I Like 3-D, garnered him a nomination for the Georgia Author of the Year Award by the Georgia Writers Association. As a writer, producer, and director he strives to make films of impact that will entertain, teach and inspire. His latest collaborative project (featuring Governor Nathan Deal), Released: When Does the Sentence End?, was funded by the U.S. Attorney's Office (NDGA)and focuses on solutions to reduce recidivism. Released received a $15,000 donation from the Arthur M. Blank Foundation through the Metro Atlanta Reentry Coalition towards community screenings throughout Georgia.
Tuff is a judge for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences SE Chapter (The Emmy), Cause + Effect Georgia Progressive Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, and Telly Awards. He is a member of the American Screenwriters Association, Broadcast Music Inc., Drone Pilots Association, Filmmakers Alliance, Georgia Production Partnership, and Vice President of Public Relations for Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters. The Georgia native believes that with faith, tenacity, and the right team you can achieve your greatest ambitions.
Tuff is a former college basketball player at Western Carolina University (NCAA Division I) and Gordon State College. In 2012, he was inducted into the GSC Inaugural Basketball Hall of Fame. He is married with three daughters and enjoys traveling and playing golf.
Forrest Tuff is a visionary, leader, motivational speaker, and philanthropist. He is the CEO and founder of One Vision Productions, LLC, an award-winning, multimedia creative agency that specializes in corporate and government video production, photography, aerial drone services, web and innovative graphic design.
One Vision Productions is a recipient of the Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Customer Service. It was named one of Atlanta's "Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" (2015 - 2018). Tuff has been featured in the Atlanta Business Journal, Black Enterprise, CORP! Magazine, Who's Who in Black Atlanta, and Business Leader as one of the Top 300 Entrepreneurs in the Southeast.
Tuff believes in giving back and is a pro bono business mentor with SCORE and community ambassador for both the American Heart Association and youthSpark, Inc. He is a United Way VIP Alumnus and received a Leadership Certificate for Nonprofit Board Chairs from BoardSource. Forrest began a Pay It Forward community initiative which annually donates to nonprofit organizations. He has received the President's Volunteer Service Award, MLK Drum Major for Service Award, and Community Outreach Award from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia.
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