Self-confessed Stone Roses fan Shane Meadows admitted his documentary about their reunion is a "love letter from me to the band".
The director has come under fire for not "digging dirt" on the band in his film Made of Stone but he said "that's not me, it's not what I'm looking for".
He told ITV News: "No one said don't come and film backstage. There were things going on, it was a bit heated back there.
"Just me as a human being, not as a film maker...if I'm there with a camera filming from outside with a mic and someone opens the door and I'm stood there, that's not me. It's kind of like an opportunist thing and that's not me."