Michael Zomber has a dedicated passion for safeguarding the past for the future as an author, filmmaker, historian, and active philanthropist. Since receiving his undergraduate and master’s degrees from UCLA, he has been an avid antique arms and armor collector for four decades and is a foremost expert on its history.
His expertise is requested from individuals and organizations from all over the world. He has been featured as a guest on the History Channel’s series, Tales of the Gun. Michael Zomber is one of the most sought after authorities on Japanese samurai swords.
As a natural-born storyteller, Zomber has put his knowledge and experiences into many novels including Jesus and the Samurai, Shogun Iemitsu, and Sweet Betsy That’s Me: A Child of the Civil War. Shogun Iemitsu is a historical novel that tells a very compelling story of two samurai, with unprecedented history and accuracy. Jesus and the Samurai was a novel created by Zomber as a study that traces the link and relationship between early Christianity and traditional samurai virtues.
According to PR News Wire, Michael Zomber not only puts his stories into writing form, but is also an accomplished filmmaker. His documentary, Soul of the Samurai is critically acclaimed and was produced by Renascent Films LLC. This film company was founded in 1998 by Zomber and his wife, Andrea. The company has created films like Deep Sea Diving and has a long history of supporting other independent producers with funding and their film expertise.
As a noted historian, Michael Zomber understands fully the horrors and futility that are associated with any acts of armed conflict. This deep understanding has led him to become an avid philanthropist who supports many organizations whose goal is to foster peace. He supports organizations like Doctors Without Borders, Amnesty International, Global Exchange, and UNICEF.
He is committed to organizations like Antiwar.com and the Randolph Bourne Institute, which are committed to free speech and the anti-war movement. He even helps fund and support Disabled American Veterans, an organization that helps ensure those who have served the country can live full, dignified lives after returning home.