Forrest Tuff is the visionary leader and CEO of One Vision Productions, an award-winning, multimedia agency that specializes in corporate and government video production, photography, drone services, and graphic design. Its clientele ranges from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. It is the recipient of the Better Business Bureau Torch Award and named one of Atlanta's "Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" (2015-2019).
Tuff shares his life experiences with the hope of motivating others to pursue their dreams. An empowerment speaker, he connects to audiences with his enthusiasm and transparency. He was a 2018 nominee for the distinguished Turknett Leadership Character Award, recipient of JABY International's Trailblazer Award, voted among the "Top 100 Transformational Leaders" by the John Maxwell Team, and named 2019 "Toastmaster of the Year."
On the creative side, Tuff is an accomplished author and filmmaker. His children's book, "Things I Like 3-D", garnered him a nomination for the 46th Georgia Author of the Year Award by The Georgia Writers Association. A self-taught, multi award-winning filmmaker, Tuff coined the moniker Filmpreneur, and has more than 100 movie credits to include indie films, documentaries, and a major motion picture with 20th Century Fox.
An advocate for servant leadership, Tuff is a pro bono business mentor with SCORE, Business Coach with 3DEschools, and Business Advisory Council Member for Paul Duke STEM High School. He is an Ambassador for the American Heart Association and founder of a Pay It Forward grant, which is annually given to a nonprofit organization. His missionary work abroad with the Giver of Life Educational Institute aided to build schools in Mexico and the Philippines. He received a Leadership Certificate from BoardSource and is a United Way VIP and FBI Citizens Academy Alumnus.
In addition, Tuff has been recognized by NAACP Dekalb as a nominee for the prestigious Thurgood Marshall Award and recipient of the U.S. Attorney's Office Community Outreach Award, Martin Luther King Drum Major for Service Award, and President's Call to Service (Lifetime Achievement) Award.
Tuff is a former Division I and Hall of Fame college basketball player. In his free time he enjoys family, traveling, watching movies, and playing golf.