So I have this wonderfully creepy thriller that I need to manifest into existence this fall. It's very important to me, so I've decided to make it myself instead of hunting for a production house. I know I need at least one producing partner because I'm too close to the work -I wrote it, and will be directing. Close is good on set, but can be really bad for the budget and distribution. I also don't want to pitch an unrealistic proposal to prospective investors or sponsors. But I have no 'upfront' funds. I feel like this is a 'chicken and egg' problem because I need the Producer to help me get the funds I don't have to pay him/her and the rest of the crew. I tried posting in a couple different places, but I'm getting random crew spam bombs. I wonder if this is fair considering the situation. My questions: Is there a specific/proper way to approach another about producing a film -as a partner- for gp and deferred funds? Maybe ads are wrong? Should one attempt to approach B-List actors? Maybe they'll want to produce for a role!? Will Producers even take a gig like this, or am I spinning my wheels?