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 and is a recipient of the Better Business Bureau Torch Award and named one of Atlanta's "Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" (2015-2019).
An advocate for servant leadership, Tuff is a pro bono business mentor with SCORE, Business Coach with 3DEschools, Business and Industry Advisory Council Member for Paul Duke STEM High School, Principal Advisory Committee Member for Evansdale Elementary, and Ambassador for the American Heart Association. He received a Leadership Certificate from BoardSource and is a United Way VIP and FBI Citizens Academy Alumnus.
Compelled by a desire to impact the community, he created a Pay It Forward initiative, which is a grant annually donated to a nonprofit organization. In addition, Tuff has been recognized by the NAACP 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.
On the creative side, Tuff is an accomplished author and filmmaker. His children's book, "Things I Like 3-D", was nominated 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 empowerment speaker, Tuff shares his life experiences with the hope of motivating others to pursue their dreams. He connects to audiences by engaging them with his enthusiasm and transparency. He was voted among the "Top 100 Transformational Leaders" by the John Maxwell Team and named "Toastmaster of the Year."
Tuff has been featured in Business Leader Magazine, CORP! Magazine, and Voyage ATL, to name a few. He was a 2018 “Inspiritor” nominee for the distinguished Turknett Leadership Character Award, recipient of the Georgia Minority Business Award, and JABY, Inc. International Trailblazer Award. In 2019, he was named a BE Modern Man of Distinction by Black Enterprise.
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.