Michael Zomber wears many hats and they include antique weapons and armor expert, samurai sword authority, story teller, novelist, screen play writer, film maker and philanthropist. He has a passion for all his interests and does them all equally well. He is especially passionate about his film “Soul of the Samurai.”
He and his wife support several organizations that fit with his values that include compassion, love and peaceful resolution of conflicts. Peaceful resolution seems to fly in the face of his love of antique weaponry, but as he is aware of the horrors such weaponry can bring and he also knows they have their place in history and it is important to preserve such pieces of history. He wants to be a good steward for such historical items and asks all such owners to also be good stewards and help to preserve the historical significance such items bring.
His writing credits include penning more than a dozen screen plays, historical novels and a piece of non-fiction entitled “Jesus and the Samurai.” Most of his written work is still in print. He is especially proud of the documentary he made with his wife and their company, renascent Films, LLC. His documentary, “Soul of the Samurai,” received critical acclaim and proved to be a feather in Mr. Zomber’s cap. The film is available through the Cinema Guild.
Mr. Zomber approached this documentary the same way he approaches all his passions. He worked the project from the very beginning to the final cut with attention to detail and authenticity. He researched and wrote the screenplay while coordinating and blending the talents of Samurai masters, historians and artists. He incorporated only those elements that ensured historical authenticity and took on the responsibility of the finer details of the film and they included the set design, including Japanese artwork to reflect the period of the film and the procurement of props and placement of the props that included swords and armor.
To add the perfect touch of authenticity, Mr. Zomber also worked with a Buddhist Master to make sure the film was perfect in every way. The film stands as a memorial to the preservation of the philosophy of Bushido.