Forrest Tuff

Forrest Tuff

Forrest Tuff is a man of vision, determination and purpose. In 2004, he started One Vision Productions, an interactive media company based in Atlanta, Georgia that specializes in film, photography and multimedia design. Some of their more notable clientele range from multi-million dollar corporate and government businesses to non-profit and retail organizations such as MillerCoors, Coca Cola, Center for Disease Control, Sodexo, Morehouse College, The Woodruff Arts Center, Massage Envy and White House Black Market.

One Vision Productions was recognized by Business Leader Magazine as one of the Top 300 Small Businesses in the Southeast in 2012. In 2013, they received the Platinum Marcom Award and Silver Telly Award for multimedia design and production. In the same year, the company received the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Customer Service while maintaining an A+ Rating. Mr. Tuff is an active member of the Atlanta Business League, Professional Photographers of America, Professional Association for Design and Silver Telly Council.

In 2007, Forrest produced a musical stage play at the 14th Street Playhouse for The Way, The Truth and the Life Christian Center, Inc. The play entitled, “The Mission” opened to a “standing room only” crowd and was said to be the first faith-based play to premier on the main stage to a full-house.

In 2009, Forrest started Happy Hopes Books, a children’s book publishing company. Under the umbrella of Happy Hopes Books, he authored and illustrated his first publication using the pen name Horrace Forrest. His book entitled, “Things I Like 3-D”, was used throughout the Dekalb County School System at the elementary level. In 2010, Forrest was nominated for Author of the Year by The Georgia Writers Association.

Forrest has also won several awards in television. In 2011, he won the AIB Allen Award for producing the Best Faith-Based Program (taught by Apostle Ulysses Tuff) entitled, “The Giver of Life”. The same year he won three International Videographer Awards for television productions in drama and his own online comedy program entitled, “Tuff TV Show.” In 2006 and 2007, he received three People TV Producer Awards for Best Co-Producer, Best Overall Production Value and Best Program of the Year for his work on Michael Anthony Jr.’s, “The Mas and More Show.” The judging was conducted by the Turner Broadcasting Network.

Mr. Tuff believes in giving back and volunteers with organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs, CARE and YouthSpark, to name a few. After the sudden loss of his younger brother to a massive heart attack, it became his personal mission to bring awareness to heart disease by volunteering with The American Heart Association. Mr. Tuff also partners with the Department of Justice US Attorney’s Office on a project called “Straight Talk.” This monthly project engages students in an open forum style to discuss violence in their community. Mr. Tuff’s efforts also involve international missions work with the Giver of Life Educational, Inc. His assistance abroad aided in establishing schools in Mexico and the Philippines. In 2014, Mr. Tuff was honored as a humanitarian with the Communitas Award for “Leadership in Skills-Based Community Service.” He is also a member of the American Institute of Philanthropy.

As his endeavors continue to expand, Mr. Tuff has set his sights on the film industry. He has completed two films of which he is the Executive Producer. His latest indie film (co-produced by Ku Diggs) “Jackpot” is slated to preview in several film festivals throughout the South. As he continues to hone his skills in scriptwriting, cinematography and directing, he maintains focus on his ultimate goal to win the Academy Award for Film (Oscar).

Forrest is married to his childhood friend, India, and they have three daughters, Jordan, Sydney and Skylar.

For more information visit his website at www.onevisprod.com or www.forresttuff.com.