Forrest Tuff

Forrest Tuff is a visionary leader that utilizes his expertise and voice to create opportunities, empower others and uplift the community.


He is the founder and CEO of One Vision Productions, an award-winning, multimedia production company whose clientele ranges from small businesses and government agencies to Fortune 100 corporations. It has been named one of Atlanta's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.


As a professional speaker, Tuff shares his life experiences with the hope of motivating others to pursue their dreams. His topics focus on self-empowerment, leadership and strategy. He was voted among the Top 100 Transformational Leaders by the John Maxwell Team and was the 2019 Toastmaster of the Year.

On the creative side, he is an avid storyteller and producer whose children's book, Things I Like 3-D, garnered him a nomination for the Georgia Author of the Year Award. He is host of the entertaining and informative TV program Tuff Talk Show and coined the moniker Filmpreneur, amassing nearly 200 movie credits to include documentaries, indie films, and a major motion picture with 20th Century Fox.

An advocate for servant leadership, Tuff is an Ambassador for the American Heart Association, SCORE Certified Business Mentor, Business Coach for 3DEschools, and Business Advisory Council Member for Paul Duke STEM High School. He received a Leadership Certificate from BoardSource and is a United Way VIP and FBI Citizens Academy Alumnus. In 2015, he created a Pay It Forward grant, which is annually awarded to a nonprofit.

In addition, Tuff has been recognized by NAACP DeKalb as a nominee for the prestigious Thurgood Marshall Award and is a recipient of the U.S. Attorney's Office (NDGA) Community Outreach Award, Martin Luther King Drum Major for Service and President's Call to Service Awards.

Tuff is a former Division I and Hall of Fame college basketball player that now enjoys time with his family, traveling, and playing golf.

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