From the film-maker:
In Vincenzo Catena's painting, Saint Jerome, the patron saint of translators, librarians and scholars is probably supposed to look studious. To me he just looked lonely. From my Catholic upbringing, my impression of saints is that they were often outcasts from society who looked for salvation and inspiration from religion, sometimes taking their dedication to extreme levels. In my slightly twisted modern day interpretation of this character, Jerome is a lonely, antisocial, couch potato. Rather than a lion he has a dog for companionship, but craves female love. Seeking salvation on the shopping channel, he sees an advert for a pancake bride. He places an order, thinking his new bride will provide a solution for his love life. Little does he realise the de-stabilising influence she will have on his and Leo's lives, or the extremes he will reach in his attempt to bring her to life.
A piece inspired by Vincenzo Catena, Saint Jerome in his Study, probably about 1510