You hear about a lot of US films being shot in Canada or New Zealand to save on production costs - but an Italian film shot in our expensive city? After 25 intense 16-hour days, The Counting House production team wrapped things up with a celebration at the Kee Club on Wednesday night. Shot mainly in Tai O and Lantau, The Counting House is a thriller starring a large cast including Michael Wong Man-tak, his daughter Kayla, Byron Mann Jun, Maggie Q (pictured), Leslie Loh and Cheng Pei-pei. The celebrations started with a cocktail party at 8pm leading into dinner and turning into a late night of dancing with a lot champagne and fine Italian wines. As is always the case, Maggie Q caused quite a stir with the paparazzi on Wellington Street. Absent was the film's producer, Corrado Riccio, who is in Cannes preparing for the film's release in October. Director Carlo Giudice said he chose Hong Kong because the producers wanted an international product, and not solely something Hong Kong or Italian. 'We want to just mix the best that comes from Hong Kong with the best that comes from our shores.'