In 2018, Tuff was voted among the "Top 100 Transformational Leaders" by the John Maxwell Team and is a nominee for the prestigious Turknett Leadership Character “Inspiritor” Award with the Robert C. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership.
On the creative side, Tuff has produced a stage play at the former 14th Street Playhouse (now SCADShow) and is an award-winning filmmaker and author. His self-published children's book, Things I Like 3-D, sold more than 7,000 copies independently and was used in pre-schools and the DeKalb and Gwinnett County school systems. Under the pen name Horrace Forrest, he was a finalist for the Georgia Author of the Year Award, in the children's literature category, by the Georgia Writers Association.
Tuff has also written award-winning films. He coined himself a "filmpreneur" because he enjoys the creative process and business of making movies. He strives to make projects of impact, and has more than 100+ movie credits to his name, from Indie short and feature 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 awards and a $15,000 donation for screenings throughout Georgia from The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.
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. Speaking on topics ranging from leadership development to starting a 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, Toastmasters, National Association of Television Arts & Sciences SE Chapter, and Tucker Business & Civic Associations.
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.
In addition, he is a pro bono business mentor with SCORE 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 created a Pay It Forward initiative which is annually donated to a nonprofit organization. He received the Community Outreach Award from the United States Attorney's Office (NDGA), President's Volunteer Service Award and Martin Luther King Drum Major for Service Award.
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