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's been honored with the USAO Community Outreach Award, President's Volunteer Service Award and Martin Luther King Drum Major for Service Award.
On the creative side, Tuff is an accomplished author and producer. His self-published children's book, Things I Like 3-D, has been used in pre-schools and the DeKalb County school system. Under the pen name Horrace Forrest, Tuff has been Author of the Month at Kindercare Learning Center, Featured Author at the Decatur Book Festival and finalist for the Georgia Author of the Year Award.
As a producer, Tuff has achieved success in digital media, film, theatre and television. He has independently produced award-winning content in comedy, entertainment and faith-based programming. The stage play "The Mission", a Broadway styled musical, premiered at the former 14th Street Playhouse (now SCADShow) to a "standing-room-only" crowd. He coined himself a "filmpreneur" because he enjoys the creative process and business of making movies. Tuff has 100+ movie credits to his name, from a major motion picture with 20th Century Fox, to Indie films and a documentary entitled, "Released" with the U.S. Department of Justice. The documentary, featuring Governor Nathan Deal, received a $15,000 donation from The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation towards screenings throughout GA.
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 and transparency. A recipient of the Triple Crown Prestigious Pin from Toastmasters International, Tuff speaks on topics from Leadership and Community Service to Starting Your Own Business.
He is a member of the American Screenwriters Association, Broadcast Music Inc., Drone Pilots Association, Filmmakers Alliance, Toastmasters Club 833, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Southeast 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, author 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 Nonprofit 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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