Final Question: After three long years of work on this film, do you have any regrets?

Dominique Derrenger: One of the key moments in the film for me was when Coach Gladstone, in referring to the advice that Coach Tote Walker once gave him, says, "When you complete the race, you don't want to look back, or even feel that you had more to give, you want to make sure that you're on empty. Have no regrets, come off the water having given full measure." That advice applied as much to the filmmaking process, as it did to the rowing philosophy, and these words essentially crystallized what this movie is about for me, and why, hopefully, everyone will be able to relate to it; overcoming tremendous odds, dedicating yourself to a common cause, completing a difficult challenge, and doing it all for the pure passion of it... so my answer is an unequivocal no. I don't regret a single second of it.