Forrest Tuff is the visionary leader and CEO of One Vision Productions, an award-winning, multimedia agency that specializes in video production, photography, branding, and aerial drone services. Its clientele ranges from small businesses and government agencies to Fortune 100 corporations. It is the recipient of the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Customer Service and named one of Atlanta's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.
An empowerment speaker, Tuff shares his life experiences with the hope of motivating others to pursue their dreams. His topics focus on leadership and strategy. He is a Distinguished Toastmaster (their highest level) and has been recognized as the 2019 Toastmaster of the Year, International Trailblazer by JABY Inc., and one of Top 100 Transformational Leaders by the John Maxwell Team.
On the creative side, Tuff is an accomplished author and producer. His children's book, 'Things I Like 3-D", garnered him a nomination for the Georgia Author of the Year Award and he is the host of the informative and entertaining television program, Tuff Talk Show. His cult classic music video "Swag Surfin" (which aired on BET and MTV) inspired a dance phenomenon as seen by A-List celebrities such as Beyonce and Chris Brown. An avid filmmaker, Tuff coined the moniker Filmpreneur, and has 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 SCORE Certified Business Mentor, 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 awarded to a nonprofit organization. He is a United Way VIP and FBI Citizens Academy Alumnus and received a Leadership Certificate from BoardSource.
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 (NDGA) Community Outreach Award, Martin Luther King Drum Major for Service Award, and President's Call to Service Award.
Tuff is a former Division I and Hall of Fame college basketball player. These days he enjoys time with his family, traveling, and playing golf.