In addition, Tuff was voted among the "Top 100 Transformational Leaders" by the John Maxwell Team and is a nominee for the Turknett Leadership Character “Inspiritor” Award in partnership with the Robert C. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. He received the Community Outreach Award from the U.S Attorney's Office, President's Volunteer Service and MLK Drum Major for Service Awards.
On the creative side, Tuff is an accomplished author and producer of an award-winning sketch comedy show (Tuff TV Show) and play (The Mission), which premiered on the main stage to a "sold out" theatre at the former 14th Street Playhouse (now SCADShow). His self-published children's book, Things I Like 3-D, sold more than 7,000 copies and was used in pre-schools and the DeKalb County school system. Under the pen name Horrace Forrest, he's been a Featured Author at the Decatur Book Festival, Author of the Month at Kindercare Learning Center and finalist for the Georgia Author of the Year Award by the Georgia Writers Association.
Tuff coined himself a "filmpreneur" because he enjoys the creative process and business of making movies. He strives to make projects of impact, and has 100+ movie credits to his name, from Indie films, a major motion picture with Twentieth Century Fox to a documentary with the U.S. Department of Justice entitled, "Released: When Does the Sentence End?" The documentary, featuring returning citizens and Governor Nathan Deal, received numerous film festival awards and a $15,000 donation from The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation towards community screenings throughout Georgia.
A motivational speaker, Tuff shares his life experiences with the hope of empowering others to pursue their dreams. He connects to audiences by engaging them with his enthusiasm, transparency, and wealth of knowledge. A recipient of the Triple Crown Prestigious Pin Award from Toastmasters International, Tuff speaks on topics ranging from Leadership to Starting Your Own Business. He believes that with faith, tenacity, and the right team you can achieve your greatest ambitions.
He is a member of the American Screenwriters Association, Broadcast Music Inc., Drone Pilots Association, Georgia Production Partnership, Gwinnett-Tucker Toastmasters, National Association of Television Arts & Sciences SE and Tucker Business Association.
Tuff is a former college basketball player at Western Carolina University (NCAA Division I) and Gordon College. In 2012, he was inducted into Gordon's Inaugural Basketball Hall of Fame. In his spare time he enjoys watching movies, traveling, and playing golf.
Forrest Tuff is a visionary leader, business coach, philanthropist, and motivational speaker. He is Chief Executive Officer of One Vision Productions, an award-winning, multimedia agency that specializes in corporate and government video production, photography, drone services, and graphic design. Notable clients include Canon, CDC, Coca-Cola, Massage Envy, McDonald's, MillerCoors, Sodexo, Woodruff Arts Center and many more. It is a recipient of the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Customer Service and named one of Atlanta's "Best and Brightest Companies to Work For."
Tuff has been featured in Atlanta Business Journal, Black Enterprise, Business Leader, CORP! Magazine, Minority Biz, Voyage ATL, and Who's Who in Black Atlanta.
An advocate for servant leadership, Tuff is a pro bono certified business mentor with SCORE Association, Business and Industry Advisory Council Member for Paul Duke STEM High School and Community Ambassador for the American Heart Association. He received a Board Chair Leadership Certificate from BoardSource and is a United Way VIP Alumnus. He also created a Pay It Forward initiative, which is annually donated to an educational, faith-based or nonprofit organization.
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