WESTLAKE SIGNAL GROUP’S FILM/COMMERCIAL
PRODUCTION UNIT COMPLETES ITS FIRST PROJECT
Los Angeles, Ca (June 30, 2006)-Westlake Signal Group, best
known for theatrical offerings such as Engine Company X and
Life in the Fast Lane, is proud to announce the completion of
the inaugural project for its Film/Commercial Production Unit(F/CU).
The project is entitled Class17: Feel the Heat and was
produced for the James Shern Fire Academy in Compton, Ca. The
film is part of the F/CU as it was produced at the request of
the academy & its students. This project was given the same flavor
that characterizes WSG’s theatrical offerings such as its
documentary film format, scripting, narrations, DVD cover/poster
design by Quinn Gibbs at Mixed Media Magic, and
editing by Alex Chu of Blue Tarp Productions.
Additional voice work & characterizations were provided by
Richard Gonzalez. The arrival of this project coincides
perfectly with Westlake Signal’s entrance into the
commercial/industrial film market.
Class 17: Feel the Heat serves two functions: It’s the
official film for Class #17 that graduated on April 29, 2006.
With a run time of 45 minutes, the film encapsulates eight months
of studies, drills, and tests. There is breathtaking footage of the
Cadets entering burning rooms, repelling from buildings, and
fighting fires up close and personal. The film concludes with
graduation ceremonies honoring the remaining twenty six Cadets. The
film’s secondary function is as a promotional tool allowing the City
of Compton and its fire department to promote the academy and the
city itself. This is done through special mini-segments WSG
built into the film that covers the academy’s history and mission.
The uses for this film are endless and its design is relatively
Below are comments from Chin Thammasaengsri, WSG’s
2. Class 17: Feel the Heat (Contd)
“Plans were already in the works,
on my part,
to keep our film work constant by
commercial/industrial film arm. My
studies and 16 years of on the job
CBS make this move a natural one.
of the “Class 17: Feel the Heat”
project came at
a perfect time because we were
with the program from our work on
Company X (ECX). It presented a
us in terms of not just shooting
film, but making something that has
prowess and the potential to draw
& instructors to this fine academy.
Westlake Signal Group’s Film/Commercial Production Unit
will continue to produce films/commercials that allow business and
individuals to enhance their brand identity affordably. Currently,
WSG is preparing for their next project and are hoping to return to
the James Shern Fire Academy for Class number 18!
WSG Media Relations
Production Office: (323) 936-8308