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, aerial drone services, and innovative graphic design. Its clientele ranges from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. It is the recipient of the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics in Customer Service and named one of Atlanta's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.
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 prestigious Turknett Leadership Character "Inspiritor" Award and has been recognized as an International Trailblazer by JABY Inc., Toastmaster of the Year, and voted among the Top 100 Transformational Leaders by the John Maxwell Team.
On the creative side, Tuff is an accomplished author and film producer. His children's book, 'Things I Like 3-D", garnered him a nomination for the 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 has mentored hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to start or sustain their businesses as a pro bono business mentor with SCORE. He is a Business Coach with 3DEschools, Business Advisory Council Member for Paul Duke STEM High School, and member of the Principal Advisory Council for Evansdale Elementary. Tuff is a former Community Ambassodor for youthSpark; an organizaion dedicated to eradicate child exploitation and sex-trafficking, Ambassador for the American Heart Association, and founder of a Pay It Forward grant, which is annually awarded to a nonprofit organization. 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 (NDGA) Community Outreach Award, MLK Drum Major for Service Award, and President's Call to Service Award. He has been featured in Atlanta Business Journal, Black Enterprise, Business Leader Magazine, CinemaATL Magazine, CORP! Magazine, VoyageATL, and Who's Who in Black Atlanta.
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.