Broken Lives Illustrated

A Collaborative Project by Nick Brengle and Jake Troyli

Date(s) & Times

May 2, 2014

6:00 PM



Donations Accepted


J. Crayton Pruitt Family Foundation

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Broken Lives Illustrated is a collaborative project, by Nick Brengle and Jake Troyli, fusing film and art. The exhibit will consist of a screening of the feature length documentary, directed by Nick Brengle, standing alongside Jake Troyli’s pen and ink illustrations, which are showcased in the film. The film consists of interviews with 12 of saint Pete’s enormous homeless population, telling their individual stories, juxtaposed with footage of Jake Troyli translating these people into fine art.

The Studio@620 presents  "Broken Lives Illustrated", an art exhibit and film screening, on Friday May 2, 2014 beginning at 6:00 PM.  Artwork will be on display with film beginning at 8:00 PM. Artist and Filmmaker will be on hand during the event to talk about their works.  Donations accepted at the door. 

Broken Lives Illustrated
Sometimes the people who are most easily ignored, are the ones most worth appreciating. The purpose of this project was to use art to capture, and immortalize, these individuals in a way that allows their stories to get the attention they deserve. The combination of the uncensored look into the souls of these people, alongside artistic renderings showing them at their most exposed, creates an experience that is at once haunting and inspirational.

Jake Troyli
A Massachusetts native, born August 29th, 1990, Jake Troyli moved to St. Petersburg, Florida at the age of nine. Jake has been drawing and creating art since birth. Primarily focused on pen-and-ink illustration, he is also an experienced painter, using both acrylic and oil-based paints. The ink illustrations of Troyli come from a place of whimsy, dark humor, and observation.

Nick Brengle
A Florida native, born August 14th, 1987, Nick Brengle was involved in the arts at an early age, acting in plays in elementary school and performing in the chorus throughout middle school. Entering high school Nick began developing an interest in film. He began making low budget short films and directed the school's morning news show and creating highlight reels for the basketball team - of which Jake was a member. Nick has slowly reignited his passion for film over the past few years, writing screenplays, doing free lance work around the bay area and waiting for the right moment to really launch a career. Broken Lives Illustrated is only the beginning of what nick has to offer, he says, “I have only scratched the surface”. Nick currently lives in St. Pete and is happily married to his beautiful wife Ariel.