Half-Breed

Billy Jack Two-Hawks was a Kick-Boxer working his way to a title shot. When his wife divorces him, he retires and moves to Nowhere, Utah. There he meets Mountain Jack, a local guide and a self-proclaimed ladies-man, who becomes his best friend. You’re lucky in life if you can count your best friends on one hand. These two loners could county theirs on one finger. They find themselves in plenty of tight spots and make an arch enemy of Brutus the Beast, the Heavyweight Boxing Champion of Utah. They find themselves climbing mountains, trying to determine the intentions of beautiful women, and encountering Satan Worshipers who target them as their next sacrifice. With Billy Jack’s martial art skills and Mountain Jacks laughter, the two seem to always keep a smile on their faces even when all the chips are down. One thing is for sure, there’s never a dull moment when these two sidekicks are together.

 

 

Director Biography - Jesse McAnally

FILM, TELEVISION, and THEATER

Film Lead in “Half-Breed” 2018

Film Lead in movie, Shadow Hawk, in SHADOW HAWK ON SACRED GROUND, distributed in 2004

Star of BLACKHAWK WARRIORS aired from 1997-1998 on FiT TV

Star of six television pilots for Thunder Hawk Ventures

Featured Guest on HOME AND FAMILY on Family Channel

Featured Entertainer for FiT TV at Cable Convention in California and New Orleans

Featured Main Event WORLD KICKBOXING CHAMPIONSHIP on WGN-TV

Theatrical Lead, Quanah Parker, in A COMANCHE’S SACRED LOVE, Pavilion Theater, Virginia Beach

Theatrical Lead in MY PEOPLES LAND, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia

Theatrical Co-Star, Dracula, Corral Cliffs Cinema, Hurricane, Utah 2015

Master Storyteller and Teacher throughout the United States and Korea of American Indian Culture

KARATE AND KICKBOXING

FOUR TIME WORLD KICKBOXING CHAMPION

UNITED STATES CHAMPION

FOUR-TIME VIRGINIA STATE CHAMPION

8TH DEGREE BLACKBELT

PROFESSIONAL FIGHT RECORD OF 43 WINS 7 LOSSES 35 WINS BY KO

NATIVE AMERICAN AFFILIATION

Tribal Affiliation: Tushkahoma Okla Tannap – (Muscogee Creek / Cherokee / Choctaw)

Clan: Bird Clan/Red Thunder Society

Dancer: Men’s Traditional – Southern Straight

Fancy Dance – War Dance

Drummer/Singer: Professional with Drum Group EASTERN SKY

Competition: Danced at the Largest Native American Gathering, RED EARTH,

In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Lectures: Schools, Colleges, Cultural Centers, etc. throughout the United States

and in Korea

Books Written: Four /How to be a Champion at Life, Legends of the Chiefs, Knockout: The Twelve Rules for Success, Shadow Hawk On Sacred Ground

Plays Written: Four/A Comanche’s Sacred Love

Co-Authored: My People’s Land, Shadow Hawk, Legends of the Chiefs

Movies Produced “Half-Breed”… “Shadow Hawk On Sacred Ground”

Was the only Native American asked to speak at the 1st Annual Civil Rights Conference held in Washington D.C. in 1997.

MUSIC

6 CD/Albums/“Half Breed” released 3/1/2016…Currently playing in 36 countries. #22.International Song

SKILLS

Horsemanship – won 86 ribbons and trophies in western events

Martial Arts / Professional Firefighter -25 years, Fire Marshal - Deputy Chief

Cyclist – won 17 races and placed 12th in a 10 Day Stage Race in Spain

Harley Davidson Rider

Plays Guitar, Mandolin, and Indian Drums

Studied Acting 2 years MEISNER TECHNIQUE with Sylvia Harmen

 

Director Statement

The movie trailer I fashioned to have the Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez look. In fact, Rodriguez book "Rebel Without A Film Crew," inspired me to become a moviemaker. The movie trailer is deceptive as you would think this is a Martial Arts Movie. It is not, it is the story of two loners who become best friends and the martial arts are only a small part of the movie. In 1967, when I was 16 years old, I saw a movie that affected the rest of my life. It was called ‘Born Losers.’ It was a story about a half-breed Indian who was a Martial Arts Expert. That was me up there on the silver screen. That was who I was, a half-breed martial artist. Not only did it affect me but almost all American Indians because we had never had a modern-day American Indian Hero. The storyline’s hero’s name was Billy Jack and he battles an outlaw motorcycle gang in a small California beach town. In 1971 this same actor and the same character made a movie called “Billy Jack” and it was the greatest grossing movie of all time - at that time 98 million dollars. That movie affected millions of people. This movie “Half-Breed” has many of the same elements from real life during my Kick-Boxing career and the conversations between me and my best friend Jim Tharp. I made this movie for many reasons but mainly to give American Indians a new hero, to the millions of mixed raced people like myself and in memory of my friend. A Special Bonus To The Film is all the music is original songs that I wrote, sang and played guitar and mandolin on myself.