On the creative side, Tuff is an award-winning filmmaker and author. His children's book, Things I Like 3-D, was a finalist for the Georgia Author of the Year Award by the Georgia Writers Association. He coined himself a "filmpreneur" because he enjoys the creative process as well as the business of making film. He strives to make films of impact and has worked on more than 20 movies, from a major motion picture with Twentieth Century Fox, to independent films and a documentary with the United States Department of Justice entitled, "Released: When Does the Sentence End?"
Tuff is a motivational speaker that shares his life experiences to empower others to pursue their dreams. He connects to audiences by engaging them with his enthusiasm, transparency, and wealth of knowledge. 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 State College. In 2012, he was inducted into the GSC 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 creative agency that specializes in corporate and government video production, photography, aerial drone services, and graphic design. 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" (2015-2018) by the National Association of Business Resources.
Tuff has been featured in Black Enterprise, Business Leader, CORP! Magazine, Minority Biz, Voyage ATL, and Who's Who in Black Atlanta, to name a few. In 2018, he was voted among the "Top 100 Transformational Leaders" by the John Maxwell Group.
An advocate for servant leadership, Tuff is a certified pro bono business mentor with SCORE and Community Ambassador for the American Heart Association. He received a Leadership Certificate from BoardSource and is a United Way VIP Alumnus. In 2014, he created a Pay It Forward initiative which is annually donated to a nonprofit organization making a difference in their local community. He 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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